So, we’re back to square one, so to speak. We tried a collar that was removable, for purposes of convenience, beauty and affordability (though the last one was a bit of a stretch, considering what I got was a custom job) and due to an unfortunate occurrence, we’re back to where we were several months ago. Now, my knee-jerk reaction would be get something a bit more secure, with a lock, or even something that has an ability similar to a lock requiring a screwdriver to remove. Actually that was my initial desire, but my pet doesn’t like something that close to the throat, so I have to come up with a different solution.
I’ve been looking in all the familiar places (Etsy, eBay, Fetlife, Tumblr) but I haven’t been satisfied with what I’m looking at. I need something that’s durable, yet lightweight, not necessarily something that’s going to be on first glance understood to be what it is (with the above collar, obviously people think it’s a necklace, and it is, but it also isn’t). Circlet collars like ROS or Eternity are pretty bold statements, since they’re not easily removable, so your average vanilla is going to look at them and think to themselves that it’s hardcore, and in my girl’s line of work, that might be more detrimental than positive. (She’s told me that there’s some very outlandish things worn by co-workers, but I’m still trying to err on the side of caution).
Today I went back to Etsy, looking for something similar and after about an hour, came away less assured that this is going to be an easy fix. There are more places to look. I remember the angst I was feeling the last time. It’s back.