Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fashion Statements and Birthday Boys


I assume we all know that it's Fashion Week in NYC. No, I didn't attend any of the shows. All my invitations must have been lost in the mail, plus we were busy with other things. Anyway, the more interesting New York Fashion Week was in August. That was Pet Fashion Week. Uh...we didn't go to that either, but it looks like a lot more fun than the human version, doesn't it? Still, those NY celebrepets have nothing on our own fashionistas, like Lorenza, for instance. But then  she's got her own pawsonal designer and seamstress right at home. Ha! Beat that, Paris Hilton's chihuahua!

We Pei are better off keeping it simple, however. A Pei in a dress just wouldn't look the same as a doxie or a yorkie. My wardrobe generally consists of a collar and sometimes a bandana. Harness and leash come into the equation if we're going out, of course. The same formula works just as well for Franklin. With this very limited palette with which to work, we needed to give careful thought to our Fall 2010 looks.  What did we want to say with our collars this year? Well, we decided that what I wanted to say was that I'm a girl. There's sometimes a little confusion on that front. I think it's the very short ears. So, we decided to think pink.

No one's going to ask "What's HIS name now?", am I right?

See the little bitty bones? It's those little details that are so impawtent.
 Now Franklin has a different issue to deal with. There's the little problem of his looking a tad demonic. You don't see it in the photos that Blog Mom has taken so much. She likes to take photos that flatter him and she sees him as totally adorable. You know how Moms are. But when viewed straight on his face can be just a little startling and the red rims around his eyes aren't getting any less red after two months. This together with the fact that we're bred to look a little stern so some people are afraid of us to begin with means that we had to give some thought to Franklin's image when planning his wardrobe. So...Woofstock for Franklin. It really does reflect his attitude much better than his rather deep bark does.

Peace, love and Puperoni, dudes!
Also, it serves to remind one that it's much more likely that a red eyed individual is peacefully stoned than possessed by a demon.

Stay away from the brown cheese, pawple!

I mostly gave up doing posts for furiends' special days because it was just impawsible to keep up with all the birthdays and Gotcha Days. But this past week has been remarkable for the number of important days our furiends are celebrating. It started with Hero's birthday on the 6th. He turned 4. Oh, to be 4 again! What a wonderful age!  And then there's Pip's very special day on September 11th. And then it turns out that today is Bolo's birthday and also Buddy's! All's I can say is that September has given us some great doggies and I'm so glad to know all of them and if you haven't said Happy Birthday to them, well, it's never too late.


  1. Lola, you and Franklin are both on the cutting edge of fashion! I think you both chose collars that are perfect for you. Those runway models have nothing on you Peis!

    September is indeed a great month for birthdays!


  2. You two are too sexy for NYC. We totally dig your new pink collar. Tiny bones make it. So you have a demon Pei huh? Looks like a nice fellow to us! On the upside, you can use him to scare off annoying people. Just saying.

    Kitty and Coco

  3. Hi Lola. You and Franklin look so stylish in your new collars!

  4. We might have to try the pink thing. Everyone thinks we're boys. We don't wear collars around the house and yard.

    You two look so fashionable.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. Thanks for the birthday wishes! And remember, less is more, you and Franklin always look fabulous! I especially love your pink collar!

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Hi Lola,

    You're right that our furiend Lorenza is the queen of dog fashion, not even Tinkerbell (Paris's) and Princess (Kim Kadashian's) can come close... and I also agree that for Peis, it's more with less. Your new collar is beautiful and suits you fine... but do be warn that pink is the new black, according to GQ mag LOL! As for Franklin bro, I totally dig his new collar... peace to the world! His is not demonic eyes, just chinky eyes... and such is the look in demand for NYC runway models :)

    Licks, hero

  7. We actually think you would look beautiful in a dress. We love your collars too. Who needs fashion week when you are just as good
    Benny & Lily

  8. Hi, Lola!
    Your new collar is beautiful!
    I wear my dresses for my walkies all the time. And people often ask my mom... "What is HIS name?" HIS? I am wearing a DRESS! Dresses are for girls! Hmmmm.... Not funny!
    I like Franklin collar too.
    Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day to our friends who celebrated special days these week!
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Superb fashion sense Lola. And Franklin's collar is SO cool. I too am not keen on clothes. Or perhaps rather I am too keen on them, to the extent that I attempt to rip to shreds any fabric that comes within my ever increasing reach...
    Toodle pip!

  10. Lola, you and Franklin certainly knows how to makes a fashion statement. I just loves your new collars. I has a pink collar and leash and da idiots still asks "What's HIS name"!


  11. Lola,

    I thinks you looks beootiful in your new collar and Franklin is so handsome in his new one too. I am always mistaken fur a guy so mom thinks I need a girly collar too. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  12. and I think you are most beautiful with or without have natural beauty..
    Madi and Mom

  13. Franklin is soooo handsome in his new collar and YOU look lovely. I'm with Pip... Less is quite often MORE.

  14. Lola - Ooohlala, love the pink with a dash of bling. Very girly but not too frou-frou. And Franklin's peace collar is perfect, too. We think it says "I'm a fun-loving guy."
    Excellent choices!
    The Road Dogs

  15. Oh I do love those collars, the pink suits you so well and Franklin is so handsome there. Hope his collar can remind hoomans that we do need PEACE, yay,'ve sent out a good message to the world. And you, Lola, pink is so girly and you're so beautiful!!!

  16. You always look lovely Lola, no matter what you wear you can carry it off with panache.
    That collar of course is just so beautiful, especially the touch of the little bones.
    Franklin's collar is so smart.
    Demonic eyes? we think he looks confused and very huggable, in fact too much so to be demonic.
    Hero maybe are chinese shar peis right? Probably the oriental gene for the chinky eyes is strong in Franklin.
    Oh! who cares! you are our friends n we love you however you look anyways...
    Thanks so much for the wishes. we are glad we know all the 'september boys' too.
    Buddy n Ginger

  17. Those collars look beauiful on both of yea, its a shame that some peeps think you look stern, when we know you have a heart of gold, some peeps are like that with me, I only want to play!!
    See Yea George xxx

  18. My computer is malfunctioning. I just lost a comment. In any case, the important part of my comment was that I have a recipe on my blog that I ca't resist. It's for chicken liver brownies that you can keep year round in your freezer. You may want to give it a shot. YOu can find it here:
    Excuse me now as I take a sledge hammer to my computer.

  19. Hi Lola and Franklin,
    You are both very nice looking dogs to a dog lover like me!! Love your pretty collars too!! The humans that are not dog humans tend to call all dogs him!!! They just don't have a clue!! I look funny at humans that are not dog humans, you can't trust them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for your help on blogging today. Thanks for your visit!!
    Love you guys, Fern


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