Friday, April 17, 2009

Sibling Rivalry

This photo sort of sums up the relationship between my two dogs.

I'm trying to take a picture of our old girl, Taz, wearing my Colorado Rockies t-shirt. Then, new boy Bela butts his head in.

For the record, I don't usually dress up my dogs in people clothes. Or even dog clothes. But we gave Taz her spring haircut last week ... and then it turned cold again. She shivered around the house, giving us pleading looks. So I donated my treasured, but weathered, Rockies shirt. I think it looks good on her, don't you?

It does appear to have given her self-confidence a boost. Bela still butts in when she's getting attention -- he answers to her name far more quickly than to his -- but she's standing her ground more these days.

Just like any good ball player. Even at fourteen and a half, she keeps on sluggin'.

4 comments:

Tawny said...

ROFL - too cute! My dogs rarely wear doggie or people clothes, either, but a few years ago we did a snow trip and those babies were COLD. So we rolled up the sleeves and bundled them in sweatshirts. Your Taz looks much happier than my girls did ;-)

Sierra Donovan said...

Yeah ... I think she has the feeling she's finally been promoted!

Not sure how she'll feel later on today -- once the house warms up, she's back to "naked!"

Cathy in AK said...

We don't do doggie clothes. Our dogs are furry enough and have a thick enough layer of "reserves" that they don't get cold. In fact, one pants like it's 90 if the wood stove gets going too high.

But we have the same doggie sibling issues--call one and the other comes running. I think they just don't want to miss out on possible extra food or whatever. Too bad we're usually calling for far less appealing reasons, like meds or de-matting :)

Writer and Cat said...

I often find this happens in photos, but with the children, not the cats.