I’m teaching my dogs Spanish. I’ll be the first to say, “No habla espanol!” in a horrible anglo accent. But I thought it would be fun to teach Flash and Patches to say, “Hola! Feliz Navidad!” But first we had to set the mood.
Flash has surprised me by being fairly fluent in Spanish. Seriously. I mean, I know he speaks Bark and English, and he’s lost his Aussie accent, sadly, but Spanish? Doesn’t he look happy? I think maybe he just likes Christmas. And sombreros. Look at this face:
That’s a happy dog. He was rolling off all kinds of Spanish phrases. I just kept repeating my own phrase, I don’t speak Spanish. All I wanted was for the dogs to learn Hola! Feliz Navidad! Is that too much to ask? Apparently, for some dogs, it is.
The sombreros, while stylish, are not comfortable, at least for a dog. Which is really too bad. Because they’re WAY too big for a duck. Y’all, I’m looking for a duck sized sombrero. I am.
So we tried something different. This time, instead of dressing and photographing the dogs on my own, I recruited my son’s help. He mostly just laughed while holding their collars. Hmph. This time we attempted reindeer antlers. Everybody’s dogs are wearing antlers this Christmas, right? RIGHT?!
Well. Mine are. See?
Flash likes the antlers nearly as much as he likes the sombrero. He’s my favorite. There, I said it. I have a favorite. Patches, on the other hand …
Not so much. Is that the saddest thing you’ve ever seen?
We tried photographing the two together. They didn’t cooperate. And when I say they, I mean Patches. She really hates having something on her head.
I obviously don’t have a secret for photographing dogs with things on their heads. The secret is having a well trained dog all around. Mine are not well trained dogs. I’m just lucky that Flash is super laid back. And old.
Christmas is less than two weeks away! And I still don’t have a good card photo of the dogs together. 🙁 Or even my kids. But that’s okay. I’m going to head to Atwoods and get my favorite dog some Jones Natural Chews. The variety bag, I think. Maybe Patches can have one, if she sucks up like a good dog. 😉
Until I write again …