Friday, August 13, 2010

Fashion meets function: the neckerchief

Everybody knows an outfit just isn't an outfit without the perfect accessories. Some choose fancy baubles, others stick to basic pearls. In the end, though, it's the polish to any ensemble.

{This is what we like to call "Little Babushka"}

Our dog Rudi is quite privy to this fact. Every other month, she heads to the groomers for some beauty-related maintenance. They give her a bath, trim her nails, clean her ears and express her anal gland--all for just thirty-five dollars! It's a steal of a deal you ask me. Mostly because I have no desire in expressing the anal gland of anyone, no matter how much I love you. Don't get me wrong, I love you quite a bit. It's just that my smooth, un-calloused hands want no part in your anal gland's expression. Especially when it makes that frowny face. It's the worst, I tell you!

Truthfully, the best part of paying someone else to bathe my dog for me is the complimentary neckerchief Rudi receives. It changes in pattern with the seasons and really, is quite handsome. Even for a lady dog. And what a handsome lady she is! Yesterday's pattern had more of a nautical air, with compass-like patterns throughout. It's really quite charming and reminds me of my days on the sea. Ah, yes. Those were the days.

The funny thing about the dog neckerchief is that my husband thinks this particular dog accessory is deplorable. Dogs don't wear outfits, he likes to say. I, on the other hand, think animals wearing clothing is quite hilarious. Neckerchiefs aren't hilarious, but a dog wearing a shirt and shorts? Now, that is quite humorous. I also think he has a particularly negative reaction to this accessory from an epside of Seinfeld in which Elaine's boyfriend takes Grandma Mimma's napkins and uses them as neckerchiefs for his dogs:



But regardless of where you stand on this particular debate, one thing is for sure: wearing a doggy neckerchief is really QUITE exhausing. That, or someone sticking a camera in your face at 6:00 a.m. Either way. Thanks for mutton.


6 comments:

Lana said...

Very cute. I'm sure your puppy just loves all the attention. I just had my hair and toes done, and it is a wonderful treat!

Caution Flag said...

We've done that anal gland thing. So glad our current dog doesn't require that particular service. I do happen to think that the babushka makes the dog. She's a lucky girl to have to many to choose from!

BEAR's Mom said...

BEAR goes to the vet once a week for an allergy shot...she always stands on the scales...unassisted and actually unnecessary! but the girls think it's so funny that she knows the routine and she turns to look at them with that ~ did you get that? look on her face...
they also do the nails and gland thing once a month...
bathing is another story...she goes to the self-service dog wash that is connected to the automatic car wash down the street...
a little room...large tub...ramp to walk up on...put your $5 in and the hose gives warm water, shampoo, and rinse...oh, and dryer too :D

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Meg O. said...

I am loving the Neckerchief. I think it's wonderful to dress animals up, too. We got my old cat a little red dress one time (it was a doggy dress) and it was short on her so we called it her slutty dress. She even looked ashamed when she was wearing it. Your doggy is cute!

PrincessBeks said...

your dog is sooooo cute!! i bet she really enjoy's her pamper every month. my dog doesnt get one but he sure is spoilt.
And dogs should def wear outfits, if you like that sort of stuff check this site out:
http://www.poochi-couture.co.uk/

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