Tuesday, November 20, 2012

playing dress-up

The nights are finally getting cooler here in Northern California as the holiday season rushes up on us.  Once its dark, the three barn pooches prefer to romp and play in the warmth and comfort of the barn rather than out in the cold air.  So last night, after the trio were done with dinner, their post-dinner potty breaks and playtime, we decided to rifle through the doggy-coat closet to find warm holiday coats for each of them. 

Like a true girly girl, Etta got into the spirit of the activity and tried on over a dozen outfits before we settled on just the right one.  Loni and Farnham indulgently tolerated Etta and my enthusiasm and finally each of them was dressed up and ready (somewhat) for a photo shoot.  So without further ado, here's the result of our little dress-up session.

Here's Etta wearing a warm pink fleece coat featuring pretty colored snowflakes.

She's looking a bit baffled though as she's wondering what snowflakes are.  She is a California girl after all.

Big chested sporty girl Loni wasn't sure what to make of this 'dress-up' stuff though she liked the warmth of her bold red and green 'boughs of holly' coat. 

I think right now she prefers to be naked, but once the temperature drops some more, she'll be happy we found her this lovely coat.

 Farnham's a big boy now so we found a coat with a more sophisticated winter forest scene on the exterior and a nice warm fleece interior. 

He doesn't care whether he's wearing a coat or not as long as he can go play afterwards.

Now each of the dogs has a nice warm holiday coat to wear when it gets cold at night, and they look festive as well - don't you think??


  1. They look darling--and I'm glad that at least one of them was totally up for the fun of trying on lots of outfits!

  2. Absolutely adorable Anita!!

  3. So adorable Anita! Roscoe thinks his mama looks great!

  4. I'm working on a new supply of pullovers to send, so Etta will have more to try on! But she does look good in pink!

  5. Definitely festive and adorable. Now all these sweeties can enjoy the holidays in their cool outfits.

  6. They all look adorable in their little sweaters, love this!!! This blog always makes me smile! :-)

  7. The barn dogs are very thankful to the wonderful donors who sent the lovely dog coats that these 3 are wearing as well as those waiting in the closet for other pooches.

    Robbie - Etta is looking forward eagerly to seeing and trying on the new pull-overs you're sending, so a thank you in advance.

  8. That pink fleece is just so fabulous. Dog clothes and accessories are indeed very important for pets, especially for protection during cold seasons.

  9. Love it! If they only knew how good they look - and how much it makes us smile and warms are heart to see them safe and warm!

  10. I would love to make one of these for my pibble. Is there a sewing pattern I can buy somewhere?


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