Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Winter solstice: survived thanks to a $7 designer coat.

I'm so sorry I've been a very bad doog pal of late. Can you all forgive me? (well, my slack ma, actually). I'm looking forward to sniffing around your smelly blogplaces real soon.

Now, on to the news.

It's been really cold here in Adelaide these last few weeks, almost as cold as we experienced when we lived in Canberra.

The ma was feeling rather sorry for me sleeping outside at night. I shivered and shook (at appropriate moments. I was actually rather comfy. But you doogs understand it's important to milk the sympathy line for all it is worth.)

So what did she do? Did she buy me a kennel? Nope. Did she allow me to sleep inside (the easiest, most sensible and PREFERABLE option by far)? Nope.

She bought me a coat. A COAT, for Dog's sake.

Me. Tin Tin. Who NEVER wears clothes. Ever.

(Except that one time Jay sent me a bandana, and I posed. And looked handsome.)

Okay, here we go:

See my wagging tail there? The treats made me do it.

My Yoda impression:

"A new coat, I have."

The coat fastens under my (much trimmer) tummy and around my chest.

I hope all you bee-itches out there have noticed how it strains over my dogly chest.

I actually got used to it very quickly. It's lined with real synthetic sheepskin, and although I'm loath to admit it, it has kept me really warm and toasty these last couple of weeks.

Oh, and those things hanging off my collar? My registration tags. The ma thought she'd leave them on like some kind of decoration or something.

So now I'm walking around with relics of my past status hanging off me.



Anonymous said...

aahhh..shivers my timbers!!

i have heard how cold it is in aussieland. even melbourne is snowing!

But you know wat? you really look spiffy in the coat.

from one handsome dude to another!


PerfectTosca said...

Tin Tin, you look very dashing in your coat! I know about cold. It gets colder than a grave digger's butt here in upstate NY in winter. But I am way to spoiled to sleep outside. In fact, I am a wimp. Anyways, I hope your coat is helping. As for never posting, I miss you when you don't post. It makes me bite my foot!

Molly the Airedale said...

TinTin! How nice to hear from you! It so funny that you're dealing with snow and it's summertime here! And to think that we live on this same earth! I love all the tags on your collar! Very colorful - especially in the snow! OMG how I miss the snow! Can I come live with you?

Love ya lots,

wally said...

The horror, THE HORROR!


Anonymous said...

Oh TinTin, I like the coat! Wow, those are alot of registration tags. What exactly all do they stand for??

Joe Stains said...

haha Tin Tin you do look so handsome in that coat!!

Urban Smoothie Read said...

wow! it had been a long time since u update ur blog...

btw...ur new outfit looks cool....r u ready for an outing?

e said...

my oh my
don't you look handsome in blue?


Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

That's a great Yoda impersonation!

Your coat looks very snazzy, thugh I would still rather be in the house!

Oscar x

Simba and Jazzi said...

Love the coat, blue suits you.

Simba xx

Emily and Ike said...

You look pretty handsome in blue.

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Tin Tin,

I'm so sowy all you got was a coat. My mum's dogs have never spent a night outside and her last dog Caesar & I both sleep on the bed with mum and dad.

xxx Asta in Melbourne

Amber-Mae said...

Hehehe, it's been cold in your country but our countries have been sweltering HOT HOT HOT! I like your new coat... But is it good enuf to protect you from the cold? Looks a bit thin to me...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Murphey said...

Yoda, YODA! I can't stop laughing....
Nice coat though.


Boomer and his mom Carol said...

You belong on the runway with other models Tin Tin! You are just too cute for words!

Sophie Brador said...

I'm a nudist too, so I get it. But you look super cute in your coat. You look cute no matter what. Glad to have you back Tin Tin!

Charlie said...

You look good in that coat, Tin Tin! But is it enough to keep the trimmer you warm? Keep pushing to sleep inside!! :)
- Charlie, the troublemaker

Isabella said...

You look smashing in your new coat! But tell your mom you would keep her feet warm if she would let you sleep on the foot of her bed.
Big Wags,

fee said...

dear tintin, i'm sorry to hear that the shaking and shivering at appropriate moments got u a coat instead but i must say – it's very flattering on your tight little muscles.

then again, i'm sure the ladies can't wait to see it come off...

Anonymous said...

oooooh u loook super handsome in your coat and i'd love to have one of those!!!

Only thing is, it's summer all year round in Singapore!


Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

You still look as handsome as ever TinTin--and with real synthetic sheep skin, well, you're practically royalty!


Jay said...

Hi Tin Tin, I though you looked cool in your coat!


Liza said...

Oh Tin Tin - my humans got me a coat this past winter - as a retriever I was very embarrassed.

I wish it was colder here - We hit 90 and all I got was one dish of ice cream!!


PerfectTosca said...

Tin Tin! I get the shakes when you don't post!

Gudrun said...

You wear it well, Tin Tin, you wear it well. *bats eyelashes*

Deanna said...

Oh we have missed you! You look great in your jacket!

WinstonBerry said...

Hi Tin Tin! We just came across your blog and we think you are so handsome! We can't wait to come back!

--Winnie :-)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Master Yoda,
Your blue coat looks very nice actually.. Blue is definitely your color!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

TT stylin stud!

Bussie Kissies

jaffeboy said...

U look just cool (actually warm) in that outfit.

I like cold but not the kind that freezes your brain.

Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Hey Tintin,

We miss you--where are you?

Pippin and the pups

ChaChi Lu said...

~ ChaChi Lu Pink Champagne

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

ooooh you look so hot (oh is it cool? ) whatever you look "da business* missed you so much so glad you back blogging love and licks, Marv xxxxx

Lucas said...

Teehee..I love the black ears. You're adooooorable! Woof!

the Corgi Girls said...

Great coat, looks comfy, and warm, how nice! You look great in it too, blue is your color! Makes your ears look even cuter!

Anonymous said...

Nice coat!! I also found at Old Navy store many stylish winter coats at discounted price through couponalbum.com...

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