Saturday, November 21, 2015

Doggie Sweater Update

I know y'all have been waiting with baited breath (what does that mean, actually? It's not like everyone is waiting with minnows or fly lures in their mouth. Ew.) *Smarty pants Kelly (see comments below)has clarified the correct spelling of this word is BATED, meaning that my discussion, above, is just plain silly* to find out which sweater Lulu has consented to wear in this latest cold snap.

She's a fussy sweater-wearer.

And this year's choice is.........


.........a ratty four year old kind of stinky model. Instead of this one, which I think is much softer and warmer:


When I put the pink sweater on her, she freezes like a statue. She will NOT move even when enticed with treats. What a dog.


Lulu says I have absolutely no schnauzer fashion sense.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps she recognizes her own scent from previously wearing the old one! You might try to put the new sweater in her bed (or place it where she usually sleeps/lays) for a few days - when she recognizes her own scent on the new one, then she MAY consent to wearing it.

BeckyJo

Katherine Lovett said...

From the color and design scheme I think she is dreaming of a return to the Cinquo de Mayo weather and celebrations.

Katherine Lovett said...
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Kelly Kleiner said...

Hi Julia.
The correct spelling is actually bated.
This is from http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm
"Confusion is almost inevitable. Bated here is a contraction of abated through loss of the unstressed first vowel (a process called aphesis); it means “reduced, lessened, lowered in force”. So bated breath refers to a state in which you almost stop breathing as a result of some strong emotion, such as terror or awe."

Kent Wilson said...

Hi Julia,

She's adorable with that old sweater on. I'm sure it smells great to her! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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