Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thor Celebrating Green Bandana Day!

Many of you know the Portuguese Water Dogs. There are 8 of them, along with 2 other dogs: that is quite a household, isn't it? Anyway, every year, they celebrate Portuguese Water Dog Day on June 10, and invite their friends to wear bandanas of the "Color of the Year". Of course, Thor has to support his friends.

Now, Thor is just plain to big for a bandana; he'd need a blanket folded in a triangle. And it's just too flippin' hot for that. So, Thor's human thought long and hard about this. Eventually, I concluded that Thor is an English gentleman, and needed an ascot. Sadly, ascots don't seem to be available for a 33" neck, so I was on my own for this one. The need to be drool proof was another consideration; a standard silk ascot wasn't going to cut it.

So, Thor's Momma decided to make him a green chintz ascot, complete with the required pleats to make the wings hang properly.

Oh, Mark, do I have to wear this thing???

Oh, all right, I'll let you adjust it. You're a good boy.
See, I'm being good. I'll even wave to all of my friends.
Remember to visit the Porties tomorrow, and see the hundreds of dogs celebrating Green Bandana Day! You'll see me there!
Happy Thorsday, everyone!

15 comments:

Nichole said...

Oh Thor, you are so handsome! Our Mama had to dig thru our old pics to find some green because - ah-hum - she FORGOT!
- Z, L, T & S

SissySees said...

I LOVE it!! Thor's so lucky to have a tailor on staff.

---note from the human--- Sissy will NEVER have a tailor on staff because she's been told not to use the word "STAFF" when speaking of human alpha pack members!!

gMarie said...

What an adorable, handsome Man Thor is. You look fabulous in green. :) g

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thor you are just the bee's knees, love you to bits. Diane

Big Dude said...

He looks like he's ready to be trained as your garden deer chaser.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, very upper crust.

Sue said...

Thor, we love you in green and we're waving back. See you tomorrow.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

rottrover said...

Lookin' good, Mr. Thor!! Love that your ascot is drool-proof!!

-Gizmo

Pam said...

He looks very sophisticated!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Makes me wanna have a dog!

Mickle in NZ said...

Thor, you look so handsome wearing your cravat - so very distinguished and noble. And so utterly huggable!

Sending care and huggles to you and all your people, Michelle.

(Zebby is snuggled under his battered quilty once more)

~~louise~~ said...

Dapper Thor!

If we were in New York I would walk you down Fifth Avenue and it's not even Easter!!!

Wyatt said...

Hi Thor,
You look handsome in green! Just saying "Hi!" from green bandanna day :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Mango said...

Sigh, Thor, what a good sport you are. Such foolishness.

Slobbers,
Mango

Cheryl said...

Thor is so lucky to have a Mama that sews! Very dignified!