Hallo, remember my face? Yes it is me all right, Lucille!
Well, nothing special… the worst attack of laziness of my human and … tah dah… you no longer know anything about me!
I guess everything started after a nice saturday walk. It is really freezing here in this season. We had gone for our walk and we had gone to a nice place where I could run freely. I guess I was very warm after running around. Later we stopped at a pastry and coffee bar where I could not get inside, so we sat in the tables outside – for dog owners and smokers. The idea was to stay there just for the time to take the coffee and pastries (one for me too ), but a couple of friends of my humans appeared and … the five minutes had become 45 minutes… I must have caught a cold, I had run plus I had no coat on me!!!!
Or this was what my humans first thought when I started acting weird on the sunday… I am not the most slobbery among danes, but on sunday morning I was really slobbery… I wanted to go out and when in the garden noone was able to catch me to come inside… Very weird… I never want to stay alone in the garden – they have to force me to do so…. The only way to catch me was to take the leash and pretend we were going out for a walk, so I would go to the gate where my human would grab me….
Note from my human: Everything can happen but that your dog, the one you have with you since four years, changes temperament so suddenly is very strange… plus all the slobber… not only that… she even started to tremble a lot… We called the emergency number on sunday afternoon and than we took her to the vet the monday morning immediately after…
But my conditions were not improving and I started to ache in the back. Whenever my humans touched me the back I would ache… I started not to lie down… well the minimum possible… I could spend hours around the sitting room like a horse…
So we decided to make some xrays…. This is my beautiful spine:
It is quite frequent for us big doggies to have arthrities, some of us have the luck of getting it later, I started a bit soon… Now we have to keep monitoring my situation to understand how fast the process is. Hopefully I can cope with it as many other doggies are doing.
In the meantime I am taking supplements to help me recover and slow the process down.
One of the things my human is also looking at is that she needs to make sure that I am always warm… so … for my additional misfortune she started dressing me up!!!
This is my very first coat – it is really one year old and my human had purchased it because it should protect me also from light rain:
Don’t you think I look a bit dressed up like Dracula???
This coat is very good, but it is not too comfy to be kept during the night. The wrap around the chest is not very reliable. So my human had the idea to try and create one herself for me… What a bad idea…!!!
Well she had already tried once can you remember? For those who missed it check my post “Who do I look like today“!!!
I hate dog coats and dresses – I really HATE them !!!
But I do not have that much of an option have I since I cannot undress by myself!!!
So my human started to train to become a pro in dog coats… see her in action:
Well, I tell you apart from some curtains this was her first attempt with the sewing machine… not only this… but she worked out the model of the coat by herself… she did not like my dracula coat, but starting from that and thinking about the horse’s blanket she created this….:
Catwalk this time is the street:
But my human was not happy yet – she believed Honey’s pijiama must have been more comfy than mine… So she tried again!!! See the result:
Well the model is nice, I love the collar, I like the grey finishing touch around my legs, but it is a bit too strict… and I am not too comfy…
My grandma was a bit envy, so she helped my human and I got another coat… this is very girly… it has ribbons on the neck and on the back. Catwalk in the sitting room this time!
So lovely I tried to escape to the kitchen… with no success…
My human says she has not got anything so colourful and nice for her to wear in the summer!!! She says I look like I am headed to the beach! I think she has some problems…
But again, I do not feel too comfy in it (no one will ever be), it is fine for the day, but for the night, I feel too tight…
So… another creation on its way: how do you like this one?
and now… a behind the scene exclusive shot:
Now, you will wonder how comes I get a blue coat…. It is more for a boy… Well, this coat in reality has not been designed for me… the victim is a different one… I am just presenting it! It is really going to be someone else’s coat… I asked my human to give it as a present to Max, my brother, that is currently going around dressed with his human’s pullover… (I hope not too much around)
I truly hope he will send me a picture of him dressing it, but he still has to come and collect it, I would love to show you Max wearing it to check how it fits him! Yes and share the shame !!!
Hope you all liked my selection of Coats and dresses!!!
So Mango, what do you think, can I try an entry as a Fashion Real Victim in your Mango Minster’s 2012 competition ???? I would love to give it a try in the “Too Darn Cute” category…
I am so happy to be finally back, I will come to see your blogs soon, I have months to catch up with, I am so curious to learn wha you have been doing!!!
See you soon,