Well, we ALMOST left with the orange fleece vest, but ended up with the owl sweater in the end.
While in the store, I examined the fleece coat closely, and thought it would be easy enough to make one for Wylla's fall and winter outings. Also, it didn't fit quite right - the length was good, but it was a little too big through the middle. It had velcro closures, so it could be cinched up tight, but it made it too bulky underneath with all that extra fabric. She's an extra-small/extra-long and needs to shop where dachshunds buy there outerwear!
She has a couple of events to attend this fall, so I thought the owl sweater might be good for these special occasions. The owl sweater fit her well - the length offers decent coverage, the placement of the arm holes is good, it's wide enough to easily slip on and off, but not too big through the middle.
It will keep her toasty and stylish too!
The squirrel was a close second, but I thought the light color would get soiled too easily. The moose wasn't really a contender at all.
So, to all of you who guessed the owl sweater, please give yourself a pat on the back!