Our dog Buster got a pre-Christmas gift of a new bright red winter coat. With our staying in Oregon this winter, and being out walking and birding on a daily basis, he needed a little more protection. He has worn sweaters for years, but doesn't particularly like them, they seem a little restrictive to his movements, and they soak up the rain. This stylish new coat complete with faux pockets is insulated for warmth, designed to shed water to keep him dry, and allows for good movement for him to run. He got a good test this week with a trip to Siltcoos Beach where he ran with unabashed freedom in the sand dunes. In this photo he is shown at a view point on the Siltcoos Lagoon Loop Trail during a bird walk. Click here to view our eBird observation list.