Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Worst Fear Realized

Remember friends when I wrote and told you that Mom was now a senior writer for The Swanky Pup Web site? Remember I told you I was excited that we'd be getting samples of doggie products to test? And how it occured to me suddenly, that we might get clothing to try out and how this made me feel sick with angst? You see, I hate wearing any clothing - from booties to sweaters in winter to raincoats. It can be zero degrees and a blizzard outside but I will NOT agree to wear a coat! I feign paralysis and refuse to move. If I get dragged out the door, I will walk very reluctantly but weild ultimate power in refusing to pee or poop while clothed - which infuriates the parents.

So it was all going well, enjoyed a few toys, books etc. Until today, when a large package arrived! Mom was her usual excited self explaining to me how I would LOVE this new product as it was connected with swimming!

Out came a doggie LIFE JACKET made by Paws Aboard! Now I love to swim as you all know, but I'm a darn good swimmer, I don't need any help thank you very much! But Mom said she wanted me to model it for her and she relentlessly pursued me until she had me cornered in the kitchen! Here dear friends, is the sorry result:

I stood dead still and would not move until she took the floatation device off! I have to admit, it fit very snug and has a very pretty pattern, and very secure velcro and buckle closings - no doubt an excellent product for poor doggie swimmers...but I prefer to swim in my birthday suit!



Asta said...

You look hoomiliatedin that swim look much bettew au natoowal..and I know you'we a faboolous swimmew..thumbs down on that pwoduct!(plus the bwight colowed ones that I've seen awe cutew)

I think you awe a tewwific boy fow doing the modeling
smoochie kisses

William Tell said...

Since my creek is rather shallow, I've never had need for a flotation device, but that is rather cute and brightly colored. Still, I agree with you, commando is better.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Jackson said...

Hey Axel, what a smart jacket! But you wouldn't catch me wearing it either, especially as I don't swim! J x

Faya said...

Like Asta said : your are better "au naturel"....I hate water, I hate water, I hate water....
Kisses, Faya

Agatha and Archie said...

COuld have been worse...could have had pants! Love A+A

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh dear...that looks a bit like overkill for the Philly fountains??!! Unless you're goin' to the beach anytime soon??

I do that refuse to move thing too...I can be shaking and freezing, but I WON'T WALK WITH A COAT ON. just might be becuz Mumsie put me in a green parka last winter with a white fur trimmed (faux) hood...Scruffy took the backend of my coat and Stan pulled the hood over my face so I couldn't see and they PLAYED TUG OF WAR with me in the middle. Haven't worn a coat since!

GRRRRR! I hope ur mom gave you compensation for modeling.


Fox Terrier About Twon said...

Dear Axel,
You do look rather unhappy with that unflattering swimming costume. We agree with you "dahhling": some outfits are better left behind on the shop's rack. My Mum does not make me wear anything... so far... She is a fashionista but she is also a wild-at-heart surfer from Spain and she has that Boho attitude sometimes... I'm safe so far!
Mum and I will write to uncle Tom (Ford) to ask him to design something much better for your Spring/Summer 09 wardrobe.
Licks, Puppy Bites and Liver Treats we send your way from London!

Timi said...

Love it! I just found out this last weekend that my little buddy Charlie needs a life jacket. I was wondering were to start looking.
Thank you for the information and modeling. You are super cute!

Eric said...

Is Mom paying you to model these things for her Axel? Mmm....I thought for thought eh?

Wags, Eric

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


I have a very similar PFD, kind of like a water skiing vest. I had the same reaction, I became a statue. I like the print though. I prefer to go skinny dipping myself.

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