Wednesday, December 01, 2010

My new raincoat and other stuffs

I have a raincoat.

Those pups on Facebook will know this, but others of you who are not addicted to that silly website will not.

Misery ordered it from the Internet from It is olive green (Master insisted on that to match the Land Rover) and has a nice warm lining too.

But when it arrived it didn't rain so we couldn't try it out. I couldn't see much point in wearing it in the flat even though Misery seemed to think it was a good idea.

One evening we all went out for my walk and it started spotting. I didn't have my coat on. What is the point of having a coat if persons don't put it on for one and then it starts to rain? Huh?

Since then we have had torrential rain. Misery put her paw, I mean foot, down very firmly and has insisted I am coated whether it is raining or not. I am still not sure whether I like wearing a coat though. But at least I don't get half as wet as I did. And some people we have met have told me I look very smart.

Getting ready

Out. In the rain.

Master and I with our bare wet legs

Water everywhere. Wet pavements. Wet people. Wet Pippa.

A couple of other snippets.

I received an award the other day/week/month from the lovely Islay. Remember Charlie from Australia who left us on Anzac Day for the Bridge? Charlie's person has jumped halfway across the world and been taken on by Collie pup Islay. Islay is a Scottish Island in the Hebrides which Misery assures me is very beautiful and has lots of nice single malt whisky. Whatever that may be.

Islay has given me the Versatile Blogger Award. Perhaps that is because sometimes I blog and sometimes I don't. So therefore I must be versatile. Anyway, seven things about me....

1 I have a new dog coat
2 I don't like going out in the rain
3 I like chasing cats
4 I like to eat my breakfast on the sofa
5 I am a cross husky/GSD (I think)
5 I found Master and Misery on the streets of Spain
7 i love toast (you all know that but I thought it was so important I would mention it again)

And the last thing I want to write happens to be from something we saw on Facebook last night. Normally I would not be writing about Facebook, because I am sure I would be busier on my blog without silly Facebook, but we read a link that Khyra had posted, and thought it was worth repeating.

Facebook dog linky thing

Every year, millions of people consider adopting shelter dogs or cats, but many don’t follow through because they assume there’s something wrong with shelter pets.
Those of us who share our lives with adopted and rescued pets …. know that shelters and rescue groups are full of great pets – dogs with one ear up and one ear down, senior dogs content to cuddle on the sofa and watch TV with you, and frisky young kittens with a passionate interest in your computer keyboard.

Er, ~I think we will ignore that reference to pesky kittens, but otherwise anything that alerts people to the fact that rescue dogs are as adorable as me is worth doing. So we posted a linky on FB, and here is another one. Only a day late too, quite good for me. Happy December pups and lets hope some more shelter pups are rescued this month.


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hello dearest Pipparoonie!! Well your Misery and my Jeannie must think very much alike (kinda frightening to think of two of them thinking the same thing.....) I digress. I have a new coat too, actually I should have put a photo of me wearing mine on my blog today.

May go back and do that, so you can see how nice mine is too. You look adorably handsome and masculine in your Land Rover Green coat. I am most impressed.

Also we totally agree on the Rescue Dog sentiments, cos I am AaRT (adorable and rescued too).

lotsa snowy licks, Marvin xxxx

oh and Jeannie, but she says not so many licks from her.

Jake of Florida said...

Hello Pippa!!

We always love your visits to our blog and often think of you when you're not blogging. Our mom checks out FB most days -- but we've told her we will not stand for her forgetting about our blog in favor of FB -- so she doesn't post comments there very often. But she sometimes doesn't blog very often either -- so we've learned to just accept her for the unreliable person she is.

We too have raincoats -- not the sophisticated olive green one you have -- but the screaming-look-me- I'm-wearing-a-bright-yellow-rain-slicker kind. The're somewhere on our blog -- you may have seen them last December. Usually, however, it rains and Mom can't remember where she put the coats -- so we get wet anyway. As we said, unreliable.

Anyway, stay dry, stay toastful, and come back soon again!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If woo were here today, woo would SO need that khoat!

Thanks fur sharing the pawesome shots of your stroll!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Good to see you, Pippa - you look very nice in that new coat. Phantom might like one of those, he does NOT like the rain. But TD and Ciara love the rain, so no coats for them.

We wish all shelter furries could find wonderful forever homes.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

how wondewful to see you
that waincoat is most becoming..bwinging out y ouw handsomeness and gowgeous colowing
too bad it doesn't keep all of you dwy fwom the pesky's howling wind and wain hewe too
Mommi got soaked hehehe
I think Sheltew Fuwwkids awe THE BEST!!!! just look at you and so many of my faboolous fwiends!
I hope many of them find wawm loving homes sooon
smoochie kisses

Samantha said...

You do look very smart, Pippa!
I am sort of glad for you that it rained so you could try it out, but hope it stops there soon. Rain is as annoying as this awful cold weather we have here. Well, for the humans anyway. H&Z are not bothered much by either. :)

Lorenza said...

You look soooo handsome wearing your raincoat!
It happens from time to time
Congratulations on your Award!
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hey Pippa,

We do think that is one cool raincoat (at least it's a nice manly color!! Well, I'm stuck with a red leash and collar and I can't wait to have something more **ahem** masculine).

Sorry to hear about the bad weather.. hope it gets better soon so that you can have a nice DRY walk.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh Pippa, it is nice to see you post again and in such a nice fashionable new raincoat. The color coordinates with your fur colors very nicely!
Pee Ess: You still will never catch me, as I can run very very fast!

Natasha Fernz said...

very cool raincoat pippa! think we need to get our Mommy to get us some. Cause in Malaysia right now it's raining so heavily everyday that Mommy won't take us out for walks on some days cause she worries that we might catch a cold!

Cleo & Co...

Lacy said...

w00fs, ahhh pippa, next she will put those little feetie things on ya...u need to keep ahead of these hoomans..

b safe,

The Army of Four said...

I think you look very handsome, Pippa!