I've stumbled on a way to keep him still! I'm not one to dress dogs because it's "cute"...blech. But...Chester has such short hair that I figure he is going to need something this winter when it gets really cold. I know he won't be out long but it still seems like it would be a bit TOO cold for him so I bought him a little sweater. He looks pretty sharp in it too....it's a turtle neck, dark blue with a green stripe around the neck. I've put it on him a couple of times so far to introduce it to him but didn't leave it on long. This time, I decided to leave him in it for a while. He's shivering a bit because I'm stubborn and haven't turned the heat on yet (and the guy hasn't come yet to inspect the furnace) so I decided to put it on him. He was sitting on my bed when I put it on. He lay there for a minute then jumped down, walked out of the room and sat just outside the door. He's still there. I got clothes out of the dryer and folded them. He's still there. I put the load of towels from the washer into the dryer. He's still there. I gathered up a basket full of clothes and threw them in the washer. He's still there. I sat down to write this. He's still there....although now he's laying down but still in the same spot. But you know what? He's not shivering!