Saturday, December 09, 2006

Apropos of nothing

This morning, as I walked back from the papershop with my Times tucked under my arm, a sunny winter morning, hilly pavement, terraced townhouses, the brandy cobwebs clearing, I passed an unremarkable couple standing and chatting on a corner. He too had a newspaper; she was a thin, mature lady holding a lead, at the end of which was a Chihuahua shivering in a little tartan doggy coat.

I walked on and thirty yards down the road I passed another unremarkable couple standing and chatting on a corner. He had a newspaper; she was an even thinner, even more mature lady, holding a lead, at the end of which was a Chihuahua shivering in a little blue coat and what appeared to be a little blue doggy scarf.

O what a piece of work is man.

5 comments:

annalouise said...

Those lil old ladies will do anything to look cool

http://www.petlondon.net/shop/acatalog/American_Pup_Star.html

http://www.petlondon.net/shop/acatalog/American_Pup_Olive_Sweater.html

But sometimes they do take things a little too far. The shame.

http://www.petlondon.net/shop/acatalog/Poodle_Dress_Pink.html

Peter Burnet said...

Forgive me, but I can't help but wondering whether somewhere there isn't a blog for Chihuahua owners on which they are complaining how weird it is to keep running into boring guys out fetching their newspapers.

Brit said...

Brace yourself.

Anonymous said...

How could you? Those pictures and the thought of 'pet parent' have ruined Sunday lunch.

annalouise said...

Surely there's a law against it!
(If not, batdog clearly thinks that there should).

http://shop.joke.co.uk/epages/jokecouk.storefront/EN/Catalog/1386

Ps: Am I alone in thinking there is little point in the Scooby Doo outfit?