Friday, December 21, 2012

A New Fashion Low

We're having a bit of a weather event, here at the estate. Big, fat rain, howling wind, and a chill in the air.

In preparation for today's walkies, momma put on about 87 layers of clothes, topped with her rubber shoes, her waterproof fisherman pants, and alarmingly bright jacket. 

I believe this sets a new standard for all dorky dog moms out there.

Great self portrait momma. Face forward, OK, but your eyes rolling around like a nutter are a dead giveaway that you're admiring own image on that iPad of yours.

Of course, one can rise above being seen out with a human of alarming visage when the end result is a nice two mile walkie. In fact, given that every inch of momma, save her face, was warm and dry, she was actually quite giddy and festive.

And what about yours truly? Need you ask? 

I am, after all, a water dog. 

I savored each and every puddle.

I apologize for the blurry picture. It was taken with momma's prehistoric flip phone.

Note that I am wearing my festive glow collar. My rule is that if the cars driving by have on their headlights, then I want to be wearing something bright. One cannot be too safe, right?

Dexter done!


  1. I feel your pain, Dexter! My mom is now the official crazy pet sitting lady of our neighborhood. This morning, she went to the neighbors' dressed in about 38 layers including a bathrobe. She carried a flashlight and looked about as dorky as it gets. She does have the decency to go just as it is starting to get light outside so not so many neighbors can see her. I (and she) will be very glad when Dec. 29th gets here! Starting tomorrow, she will add one more house to her morning and evening dorkiness!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Gosh Dexter... the important thing is you're getting walkies. We don't care what Mama looks like as long we get to walk. Sissy has a reflective vest, and I have that day-glo orange kerchief, and we both have little clip-on light thingees. Mama has all kinds of obnoxious, reflective wear... but again, the important thing is we get to walk!

    Sending you Christmas licks & love!

  3. Dexter, whenever it is raining and windy here in Scotland here - and as you know, that happens quite a lot - and I venture to comment on Gail's fashion sense (coincidentally, her attire this morning was remarkably similar to that being modelled by your Momma in the photo above), she says "Bertie, there's no such thing as bad weather just bad clothes. And these are good clothes".
    Toodle pip!

  4. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...hehehehe...Oh me, dat was a great chuckle I just haded. At least her kinda, sorta matches. Okay, maybe her doesn't but you gots in a puddle so dat should maek up for it...I think.


  5. OMD....OMD....OM???? Gosh, fur once I's speechless!

  6. WE think your momma looks spectacular! Hey, dude! You got to go for a walk, right?? SOME humans can be deterred by inclimate weather. Not pointing paws, just sayin'...

    -Bart and Ruby

  7. Wow. Um. Wow. I think that might actually be all we have to say about that!

    Actually, that's not entirely true, when it's snowing, Mom has bright red ski clothes (jacket and pants) with reflective strips that she wears. But because they are ski clothes, people generally assume she's just walking us after/before skiing and that's okay. However, for the really grey gloomy days, she has added a crossing-guard vest to her wardrobe. No. Really. The only upside to that is when the weather is bad enough that she needs the vest, there's usually no one else out, so we aren't overly humiliated. Or at least not in public view!

    And hey, since your mother is posting all over the interwebs about being on vacation and being all slothful-like, at least she took you on a walk. So it could be worse.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  8. Question for you Dexter. Do you mind going potty in the rain? Sampson and Delilah hate going outside just to do their business, but if we say walkie, BOOM they don't care if a monsoon is coming. :-)

  9. Love your Momma's taste in outfits! She should start her own line of clothing!

  10. We're glad it's summer here. It doesn't take as long to get HER out the door in the mornings! No rugging up.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  11. Better to be safe then sorry...but where was you jacket dex??? ????

  12. Oh, yeah! Safety first, Dexter! You look quite stylish! And as per your momma ... it could be worse. Ours has been bundled up like the Michelin Man. Like walking down the street with a light blue marshmallow. Seriously.
    Play bows,

  13. Hey, cut Momma some slack on the flip phone! I've been using my flip razr for damn near a decade now, and it has nice, big old eyeball friendly buttons and numbers on the display. Your Momma's as old as me, and we don't see as well as you Labradudes, and we certainly aren't as warm just wandering around out there. But I'm glad you're wearing your safety collar there, so people can see you jaunting about.

  14. I think your Momma and the Gorton Fisherman are related!

    Good job wearing your glow collar. Always good to be safe on your walkies.

    Merry Christmas!
    Lily Belle & Muffin

  15. Kuster has a glow collar, too. I have one that's reflective, but it's under my coat now, so I guess it doesn't matter. I think you're smart to light yourself up at night, though.

    As far as human fashion goes, I'm just glad that I have my human. She's not always perfect, but she does have a coat that compliments mine!


  16. Well FURST I want to say that it is FANGtastic that you wear the BRIGHT... GLOW IN THE DARKS thingys. YOU gotta be SAFE buddy, what with your dark furs and all.
    NEXT.. you MUST consider the FULL picture here. If SHE hates getting out and getting her clothes WET .. on rainy days... just THINK of the alternative to that wet weather OUTER WEAR... She COULD have said... NO DEXTER DARLING... I do NOT want to have WET clothes on ... sooooo You and I will just go out... NEKKED.

  17. Dear Dexter, your mama is seriously festive. Maybe a green scarf to go along with the ensemble the next time? At least you will never lose her, even in a blizzard. And take heart. My Cushion takes me out in winter wearing a goose hunting cap with flaps OR one of those beanies with a long long tail. You think you got it bad X

  18. Dextew
    I, who loooove fashion wif a pashun awe hewe to tell yoo..i admiwe yoow Mama's fashun sense. It is oonique and colowful and totally appwopwiate to the occashun, so Dextew my sweet fwiend, you can splash pwoudly and happily by hew side. Plus youw Moma must glow wif love fow you to go on these mawafon hikes in the big wain and wind at all houws. I know you had a wefweshing and safe, fun time. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!a gweat wecipe fow a Happy Happy Chwissmuss. I wish I coold come on one of those walkies wif you..believe it ow not, despite being a tewwiowist, I love watew(of couwse NOT the sudy kind
    Smoochie Chwissmussy kisses

  19. I think your mom's outfit is very practicle. If it weren't for her goofy clothes there would be no walk.


  20. Dexter Dude, you've got a great momma. It's easy to look outside and say it's just too nasty to walk. But not your momma! My momma always says if you have enough layers of the right kinda stuff, a human can walk in any weather and be reasonably comfortable - maybe not fashionable - but comfortable. And a comfy human means a longer walkie!!!

    Now you've got my momma thinking that waterproof pants would be an excellent addition to her walkie wardrobe! I like your glowing collar too. I've got a collar with lights on it, but the lights are small & intermittent & your collar looks like it would be more visible. Comfort & visibility trump fashion!

    your pal,

  21. Your Mom and ours would do very well together. Ours bundles up like no one could ever believe when it is windy and cold. Anyone meeting her on the streets would run with fear.

    Nice festive collar you have there, Dexter.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family from all of us.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. Oh! Lol, Dexter! I laughed out loud when I read that you called your mom's flip phone "prehistoric" and I laughed at the description of your mom's outfit! I have to say that your mom was a bit smarter than my mom in the clothing department! I actually went for a walkie with my mom today and she decided to NOT put my raincoat on! And I'm recuperating from a surgery, lady! So, kudos to your mom for putting a glowing collar on you at least!

  23. Dexter, we're glad we're cats...we don't go for walks outside so we don't hafta worry about what the mom wears....and trust us, she wears some pretty funky stuff sometimes. ;)

  24. It probably took her 87 minutes to get ready too
    Benny & Lily

  25. LOL! I'm like your Mom, you can never have too many layers!

  26. Layers are good though Dex! Our mama does that too. LOVE your bright glow in the dark collar!! Merry Christmas to you and your family from us!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  27. OMG, yesterday was horribly drenching, Dexter! We applaud you and your momma for getting out there! Our peeps woosed out! We think your mom looks fine - whatever it takes to have fun, right?!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  28. I'm kinda liking the "nutter eyes." Give the pic a special... something.

    Hey, at least you got a two mile walkie in! The weather has been awful lately. Your alternative is to climb the walls, which probably wouldn't work too well!

  29. Mom's only crazy thing on walkies is that she will wear blue jeans during the summer - when it is 120 degrees! She is always cold and likes how being in the sun heats up the jeans. I think she is ready for the loony bin!


  30. We hear you, Dexter! Our peeps have the same outfits....and mom has a 'Hamster' hat with ears. We like to walk in the woods on those days so nobody will see her (but, sometimes the birds laugh).

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  31. It's hard having a momma without a fashion sense, but at least you got a nice walkie out of it! I definitely like your glow collar. Where did you get it?

  32. My Mommy won't even go out in the rain. Did you pretend you didn't know her when you were out there? My Pawrents will put on some pretty weird stuff to walk me on bad days as well. What can we do, it is lucky we are ahead and don't have to look at them much.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Loveys Sasha

  33. you is very brave Dexter; my belly gets wet in the rain and I hates it! Glad to hear that you is staying safe.

    merry festivitals!


  34. I am embarrassed to admit that I have outdone your momma in the dorky dog walking outfit contest. Have you ever noticed the lack of photos of me on our blog?

    I'm glad that you and your momma had a warm, dry, and even giddy walk!

  35. Howdy Dex, at least your Momma takes you out whatever the weather. HOpe the puddles were fun. You could splash all you want and Momma wouldn't even get wet! Here in our part of Oz the temperature today was 42C (107F). Phew. Its been bloomin hot we tell ya. Give us a bit of your rain will ya mate?
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  36. hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow it shoor duz luk wet their!!! i am not shoor i cud handel that mutch water i think i wood need to be bundeld up like yore mama!!! akchooally it is rayning heer in sunny kalifornya today so i think i wil stay inside and nap witch is not mutch diffrent frum wot i do most days ha ha ok bye

  37. Dexter, I think your momma would fit right in with a certain group of television engineering characters - you must show her The Big Bang Theory, her outfit will look tame in comparison. You, on the otherhand, of course look handsome and well put together. Not too many dogs can pull off a collar like that with such flair. Tell your momma I said Merry Christmas, and you have one yourself. Ann TBL

  38. Heh Heh Heh you both look very bright, cheery and festive :D

    Glad you got out and about :)

    Thank you so very much for my Christmas Card! That was so nice of you to think of me :D

    Waggin at ya,

  39. Dexter I think your mom's crazy ideas are starting to rub off on our mom. I heard my mom say the other day she want's a hat with a light on the front of it so she can see to pick up our poop in the dark and not worry about dropping the flashlight in the stinky mess. hehehehe I think it's rather funny when that happens :) Paws crossed she won't be able to find one anywhere.

    I'm afraid this post of yours has only given my mom further ideas of ridiculous contraptions to shield herself from the harsh elements.

    I do like your glow collar now that is a pretty and functional accessory.


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