Clear Understanding

Happy Dogs on Thursday!   Are you and your pack gearing up for Howl-o-ween?  We had our dry run yesterday, and I’m glad we did.  Sissy had a message for me… but pictures are worth a thousand words.


It's okay Sissy. Mommy doesn't like cows either.

First of all, DIVA needs a XXL or bigger in this particular line of dogwear.  However, an ill-fitting costume was only part of the problem.


I'll "stand", but you can't make me smile.

I’ve said before that while Gretchen LOVES clothes, Sissy doesn’t.  (Hats, yes.  Clothes, no.)  


The cuteness that could have been...

The dog I affectionately call “My Mooo” just broke my heart as she slunk around the deck, pouting and sulking, and doing all she could to make it clear she doesn’t like CLOTHES.


Beauty and the bats

In contrast, she LOVES “hats.”  One would think that a small headband would hurt her head, that those wobbly bats would make her shake her head, but no.


I think she's sticking her tongue out at me!

She proudly posed with her “crown.”


She knows what works and works it

Okay Sis.  I get it.  Crowns yes, gowns no.



Meanwhile, my little honey was happy to be a bee.


Kinda' wearing the head part...

Her tiny ears didn’t work with the head part, but she’s still cute anyway, right?


Sad cow and a happy bee

Actually, that’s probably all the Halloweening we’ll do this year.   We don’t have trick or treaters down in the Woods, and while Gretchen would be happy to dress up for a few hours, clearly, Sissy would not.  She’s more of a pose for the camera and get back to life gal, it seems.

Happy little friday!


28 comments on “Clear Understanding

  1. km says:

    Too cute. I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner. Is Sissy’s crown a people headband or a doggie one?

  2. gaylen says:

    That first picture of Sissy is absolutely priceless! She appears to be saying – get this cow off me or I’ll eat you!

    I really should try dressing my dogs sometime . . . .


  3. grace says:

    I dreamt last night that I had a tiny brown poodle, and my father (who died 18 years ago) gave me a huge ball of yarn to knit it a turtleneck sweater like Gretchies,(I don’t think dad ever knew I could knit) he thought the neck was too loose though and had me put a drawstring in. Now whats weird is I can’t have dogs here, but this one fit in my Hermosa beautifully and I could have made 10000 sweaters from the hank of yarn.

    Your two are as adorable as ever.

  4. Dawn says:

    Toooooooooo cute! We don’t do halloween here on the farm either….no one around!:)

  5. If you try that again, I’d be on the lookout for mad cow! Cowl yes, cow no, apparantly. As usual, my fur girls will not be dressing for the howl-i-day; the men-folk would totally have fits! Happy little Friday~

  6. Joe N Jetta says:

    wuuu – woof woof!
    Jetta and Joe Agree –
    Gretch-eng looks
    as a bee!

  7. Sue says:

    Well, gee Mom, what do you expect if you try to dress me like a cow. What an insult. I’m more of a butterfly, delicate and pretty. Geesh!!!!

  8. jen says:

    oooooh sissy’s “crown” is so AWESOME ahahaha

    and could gretchie be any cuter? probably!

  9. Tobi says:

    How adorable! Regardless of it not fitting, I’m glad you tried it on her and took pictures for us all to see. I love that she likes to wear headbands – it just makes her that much more unique. Bluebonnet was a bee one year but Gretchen certainly gives her a run for the money when it comes to who was cuter!

  10. Bubblesknits says:

    LOL Sissy has the same expression as Fluffy. The “seriously…why are you doing this?” look. I love her crown, though. 🙂

  11. Dianne says:

    Oh, my, I’m laughing out loud at that first picture of poor Sissy! She was clearly made to wear hats, though! Gretchen is a cute little honey bee!

  12. Darcy says:

    I love Sissy’s bats crown and Gretchen looks to cute in her bee costume my girls are witch’s this year:)Hugs Darcy

  13. Nichole says:

    Oh my… the bats looks FAB of Sissy. I can’t believe she doesn’t shake her head like mad… Lola would be spaz! Very cute.

    We saw another doggy with that cow costume… its adorable when it fits and the wearer will “wear” it…

    Gretchie is the cutest bee I ever did see!

  14. Barbara S. says:

    Does Sissy have antlers to be a Bassalope?

  15. Kathy says:

    Mr. B says he could’ve told you that Sissy wouldn’t want to dress like a dumb cow. He says the tutu or the princess outfit is so much more fitting for her. I, on the other hand, have laughed myself silly…….LOL Love the bat hat……
    Gretchen makes a perfect little bee:)

  16. Marjie says:

    Let Sissy be a flower garden! Clearly, she’s a lovely girl who just abhors the idea of being a cow! Poor girl; the attitude is just screaming through the pictures…

  17. AlisonH says:

    They’re adorable, and you’re having fun with the puns! Howlaween. I love it.

  18. Sonya says:

    They look great! I agree crowns instead of gowns.

  19. Anita says:

    SNOL! They both look adorable! 🙂
    Sissy is more of a Princess kind of gal, loves her crowns & tutus. Isn’t that funny, Sissy hates sweaters & such, but loves hats & a tutu… Gretchie loves sweaters & hated the tutu. Silly doggies.

  20. Sandy says:

    That’s a hoot! Too cute!

  21. Anniebananie says:

    There is something very wrong about dressing a dog up like a cow… very, very, wrong… if I were Sissy, I’d be unhappy too! 🙂

  22. Robin in VA says:

    Too-too funny!! I can hear Sissy now “but, I don’t wanna be a cow!” — and of course Gretchen’s happy to buzz around!

  23. yvonne says:

    OMG!!!I love the bats!!! and a bee costume is perfect for Gretchen.

  24. Miss Me says:

    cute! and who can blame sissy for not wanting to be a cow? we did the dry run last night at the elementary school fundraiser. younger son had a great time (older son REFUSED to go!) but mom here was just too tired… although we did try “cocooning” our village mayor to the wall. yet another use for duct tape!

  25. Tina S. says:

    The pictures are great! I had thought about dressing sampson up as Eor from Winnie the Pooh, as he mopes about like the first picture…maybe next year. I think both are really cute! Can’t wait to see all the ones on Sue’s parade!

  26. Very cute costumes, too bad Sissy isn’t a gown girl. Maybe she should have been the bee with antennas! LOL

  27. kathy b says:

    Chan, This post was so wonderful. I am missing my Huck so much this Halloween. he loved to go trick or treating. I don’t think I can bear to walk our neighborhood without him.. Odd I didn’t think I’d be so affected today

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