Sunday, December 20, 2009

Looking Slick-er

This raincoat is really growing on me. I think I look quite dashing in it. And it does keep the fuzz dry.

Except for the butt area. Can we talk about this for a minute? These two little elastic straps that go under my feet, around my haunches, and that accentuate my butt-age. They are a little too thong-like for my taste. And yes, I was a bit worried that they might somehow inhibit my ability to make those perfect poops that I've been so good at lately. But basically they just annoy me. Yes, yes, I know that they keep my rain slicker from thrashing around and ultimately keep my butt dry. But really - should an Airedale be wearing a thong?

At least everyone can see me now. The bright red slicker and that fine reflective stripe.

I bring that up because last night mama and I were almost hit by a car here in the Pearl District. It seems that during the Christmas season, and especially when it's raining, humans forget how to drive. They forget a lot of things - civility, kindness, general humanity - but I've really noticed that the driving goes right down the tube. We were walking across the street and a man in a big car was making a right turn straight into us. Usually once humans realize that they're about to hit us, they slam on the brakes but this human just kept going. He stopped literally inches away from mama which really got me angry. I was barking at him like crazy, and mama was yelling some of those naughty words that she uses on such occasions. We were really shaken up, that car was too close for comfort. Note to all humans, especially during all of the holiday hub-bub and weather, be really careful out there!

I mean, I can take care of my mama but I'm not there to be able to provide the same Dale Security Services to all of you. I can only save the world one stick at a time.

One. Stick. At. A. Time.




animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Bogart and Lulu,
Merry Christmas!! Are you all going anywhere???
I made a rain coat for Amanda because she didn't like to get wet! She loved her raincoat!!
You look good Bogart in yours!!!
I love your blog Bogart!!
Bambi sends butt sniffs, and I send you big bear hugs, Fern

Ms. ~K said...

Sassy thinks the thong-look is sexy!
Sorry you and Mama were almost hit by a reckless driver...Probably had too much Holiday "spirits!"
Hugs and belly rubs Sweet Bogart,

Deetz said...

One stick at a time Bogart, one stick at a time. You are so right about humanity at this time of the year, they can be so brutal to each other. I think you are doing a brilliant job at saving the world one stick at a time. Maybe we should all collect sticks and beat some of the humans with Just kiddin, but I bet your momma smiled about that one.
Merry Christmas to you all!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, thank doG you and your mama are okay, Bogie! Stoopid drivers!
You do look most handsome in your red slicker!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch