Okay, so I am really not the kind of person who dresses up animals. I swear.
But this little terrier has a mind of her own. And she's obsessed with neckwear. The bandanna was a Christmas joke, but now she wants to wear it constantly. If we try to put it away she finds it and brings it over. We pry it off to wash it every week or so and she gets giddy with excitement when it emerges from the dryer.
Feeling sad that she's still wearing a jingle bell bandanna in February, I crocheted a little cowl for her. If we must have a dressed up animal, she might as well be hip.
Her reaction was less than enthusiastic. She will wear the cowl with minimal complaint, but she continues to beg for her bandanna. And she resolutely refuses to pose for photos.
If you'd like to try to put a cowl on your dog, this is just a simple bobble stitch alternated with single crochet. Rather than putting fastenings on it, I just crocheted it as a single piece, so it slips over her head.
Your dog is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
this just about made my morning and i can't tell what's cuter...that little cowl or the fact that she's so camera shy.ReplyDelete
Maybe you need to find her a non-Christmas bandanna. My dog loves his Christmas bandanna... but as soon as Christmas is over (we're talking Dec. 26) he's done with it.ReplyDelete
i had no idea a dog could love an accessory so much! it's like letting a kid pick out her own clothes... you just have to go with it :)ReplyDelete
This is *adorable.* And I love that Circe hearts that bandana so much :D, and y'all tried to help her out by making sure she's not dressed "out of season." Cute cute!ReplyDelete
this is possibly one of the most adorable things i've seen in a long time! i love that the joke has become the daily practice! :)ReplyDelete
That is an adorable story! What personality :) !ReplyDelete
Or a cowl for oneself? Yes! A cowl for oneself.ReplyDelete
(I long to give Circe a good pat. And a scratch about the ears. Pat, pat, Circe. Scratch, scratch.)
i too love that she loves her bandana. joe's mom tells me that when he was a little boy, he became so enamored of his halloween costume (a cowboy outfit) that he wore it for a year straight. make new seasons, brave fashionistas!ReplyDelete
Haha, that is hilarious! She's very hip now :)ReplyDelete
i think basil would actually wear that cute cowl (only in pink though.) maybe you could knit her some leg warmers, too! she gets sooo cold in the winter.ReplyDelete
So funny! And yet another way that cats and dogs differ :) My cat wouldn't tolerate either, much to my chagrin.ReplyDelete
you see? THIS is the reason I want a dog! Because my cats just don't love to get fancy the way a dog would love to get fancy. And what are pets for if you can't dress them up?ReplyDelete
(That's not to say that i don't love my cats, because of course I do. I just wish they'd put on a fashion show once in a while...)
I have to tell you, I had a Fox Wire Terrier named Sam while growing up. We had to put him down 4 years ago when he was 13, but he was the best dog I have ever known. It makes me happy every time you post pictures of your pup as she looks an awful lot like Sam. As you probably know, it's not often that you see Fox Wire terriers, so when you do,it is extra special. Anyways, I love her little scarves. Very fancy.ReplyDelete
how did i not know you had a dog???ReplyDelete
i know i had seen an appearance before, but i assumed it was the parents or something.
my malamute/timberwolf growing up wore a bandana. he rocked it.
@kidchamp when i was a kid i had a robot costume i loved. the "helmet"; a fabric hood that tied around my chin, became a daily accessory. there is a polaroid of me in it.
Jamie - I just pretend she's mine. She's the family dog and she lives with my parents, but I cuddle with her every chance I get. We would have a dog, if it weren't for cruel and unfeeling landlords.ReplyDelete
jane - I grew up with a wire fox as well! His name was Best Boy and for years after he passed away I would break down and sob every time I saw someone out with their wire fox terrier. Luckily, they aren't very common! We got Circe many years later and I've fallen in love with her as well.
aw...I have definitely gotten weepy a few times when I see one out and about. I think it's because it's so rare and when you see one, you automatically think of yours, or it reminds you of yours. It's funny because they're supposed to be a pretty wild breed, but ours was so calm and collected. He would play when it was time, but he was very human-like in his sensibilities. Circe reminds me of him in her expressions and way she carries herself.ReplyDelete
When I am ready to get a dog, I will be on the lookout for a fox wire. I just think they're the cutest little things!
Is it possible that you have the most perfect dog ever? I think so!ReplyDelete
This is So cute, I almost barfed. I love it!ReplyDelete
not only is she stylish, but she has a particular style. i wonder if you attached the bell to the new cowl?ReplyDelete
so sweet, rachel.ReplyDelete
oh rachel this is too funny! those pictures make me miss my dog (who lives with my parents as well. I can't wait until we move to our new apartment!)ReplyDelete
coincidently, i made a few human-size cowls this weekend. that bobble stitch you did looks awfully fun! i'll have to give it a go on the next batch.
Wire Fox! We have one named Peter Pan, they could be twins. Love this breed!ReplyDelete
This is such a great story! Have you tried getting him a different bandana? Maybe he just really likes Christmas :)ReplyDelete
Wonder if I could get my dog to love some neckwear...
Sorry, just realized I was calling your dog a HE! Oops :)ReplyDelete
circe, who turns men into pigs and bandanas into bobbleknit cowls. go circe.ReplyDelete
Ha such a cute dog you have Rachel and I'm laughing at her fashionable neck wear. Personally I'm loving the cowl, she looks very sweet in it but maybe she prefers a more rock chick look!ReplyDelete
Hi! I am a Fox terrier lover my self (I have an entire family: mom, dad and son). My question is, while the dad and the son are very neat and carefull about mud, Emily is a country girl and LOVES to jump right in dirt. How do you maintain your beautiful girl so clean and polish?ReplyDelete
Please, I really need help because terriers have such unique tempers and I know my Emily dreams becoming a lady but can't help having fun in the rain. :)
Thank you for your time.
P.S.- My English is not very good...I apolagize for any miss spelings
awwwwwwww... I grew up with two wire fox terriers. One is still around (11 years old) and the other one passed last year at 14 years old, but he LOVED bandanas! I almost cried reading this, because he looks so much like yours and he often had a bandana on! :) TOO CUTE!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! How adorable is it that your dog knows what she wants to wear!!! The post and photos have me smiling this afternoon.ReplyDelete
I realize I'm completely late on this subject but as I just stumbled across your blog and have been reading back I had to comment. ^-^ReplyDelete
Our dog is similar in her love for a "doggy" clothing item. She's always been so so about her collar an so when I bought a very on sale doggy Christmas t-shirt for her it was a joke. Not to her! She wore it proudly and didn't want to take it off to go outside. Even after the holidays she wouldn't let us put it up. She danced like you say C did when it came out of the dryer.
The only other thing she's worn that she loved was her cowl I knitted! I was making one for me..and miss-knitted the size. (I wasn't using a pattern...just free knitting)So it became hers.