Thursday, November 25, 2010

To wear or not to wear...

Hi everyone! I've been very quiet - trust me, if I was able to type I would have had a lot to say but I had to wait for my human. She says this time of the year is just so busy that I have to wait my turn.

So I guess it's my turn now.

Let's start by saying 'Happy Thanksgiving!' to all my American friends. I'm not sure what Thanksgiving is all about and I don't think my human knows much more than I do. I don't see them celebrating it over here in South Africa but I'm going to ask her to google it so that I can know exactly what it's all about.

Hey, forget about googling - I'd really appreciate it if one of you can educate me a little. You know how it is with humans - they get busy with other things and before you know it, they've forgotten what you've asked them.

As for the very embarrassing photograph above.

My human doesn't really believe in dressing us up except for our fleece jackets when it's really cold in winter and she actually sees us shivering. This year however, she made one exception.

Seeing that we had the Soccer World Cup over here earlier this year and my other human is Portuguese, she decided to dress me up in this outfit. I played along but sadly, the Portuguese national team didn't!

Anyway, she does a lot for me, so I thought I'd indulge her this one day of the year! Now - that was one of my VERY embarrassing moments - how about you? Do you have to go through the same kind of stuff just to keep your humans happy?

Please tell me I'm not the only one...


  1. You are definitely not the only one! The things I have to go through for my embarrassing! Lots of love, Holly

  2. Our Mom has been known to dress us up on occasion=we even have bikinis!!...Happy Thanksgiving precious friends; we hope you all enjoyed a lovely day together…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki

  3. hey Abbey,

    You have no idea the humiliation and embarrassment us doggies go through to humor our humans. Believe me, you wearing that very cute coat is nothing compared to some stuff I have read! Don't be embarrassed, you look very cute!

    There are many different versions of the first Thanksgiving, but the most common representation of the Thanksgiving story is when the Pilgrims and Native Americans helped each other and shared their knowledge with each other, and sat down to share a large meal together. It supposedly lasted three days adn took place in 1621.

    I found this story from a Native American woman:

    "When the Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock, they were poor and hungry -- half of them died within a few months from disease and hunger. When Squanto, a Wampanoag man, found them, they were in a pitiful state. He spoke English, having traveled to Europe, and took pity on them. Their English crops had failed. The native people fed them through the winter and taught them how to grow their food."

    So, Thanksgiving represents sharing with others and helping others. It is about giving thanks for what you have, and helping those who do not have. Unfortunately, commercialism has taken away much of the true spirit of Thanksgiving, but many still practice and participate in the true meaning of the holiday.


  4. Thanks for that Suka - I think we should introduce a similar day over here...

    Calle, Halle, Sukki and Holly - nice to hear from you all - hope you had a lovely day as well!


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