Friday Fun: Tink on Christmas Outfits

Examples of my 2-legses’ depravity!

(but NOTHING like what’s going on with the FCC
or in the British Parliament)**

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Guest blogger: TinkerToy

Bah Humbug to HER!

TinkerToy again, and no, that’s not me over there — YET!

Sheesh!  Wouldn’t you think Mom would have gotten the idea of dressing me up out of her head after my reblog of my Halloween guest-post?

Her chuckling woke me from a wonderful snooze, Shih Tzu sugarplums still dancing in my head.  I looked over to catch her scrolling through photos on our computer — with an evil grin on her face.

She could have been looking for Christmas presents for me, I guess, since she clicked off the page super pronto when I leaned over from my nap-chair by her side to have a closer look.

But something smelled fishy to me.

I got lucky when, only a few minutes later, she had to walk to the little store down the street.  She decided not take me this time since it had started to rain.

I thought it would be the perfect time to click around on the computer myself, pulling up her history to see what she had been up to.

You are not going to BELIEVE what I found.


Page after page of dogs in costumes.
I think she might have a real problem.

Here’s the evidence!

I already told you that, before I was born, Mom had a Pinterest Board with all sorts of pictures of puppies and dogs dressed in all manner of outfits — Deck the Dog she called it.  She said it made her laugh.

I’m afraid it is worse than I thought.

If she thinks I’m going to agree to be her little Shih Tzu submissive,
she is out of her ever-lovin’ mind.

When did she get this elf-obssession?

I’ll spare you photo after photo of all of the many elf costumes in her history – each one worse than the last – but I had to show you this next one.

See what I mean? 

Jingle jangle bells every time I took a step.

How in the world would I even get in a nap when the clatter would annoy the dickens out of me every time I rolled over?

And dressing me up as Santa Paws is absolutely NOT gonna’ happen either!!

I mean, really. Do either of those dogs look particularly happy all pimped out in red and white?

Since when do dogs need belts anyway?

Maybe they’re not as miserable as that dumb Jingle-elf, but I can’t imagine that there are enough treats in the world to make up for being the laughing stock of their entire neighborhoods.

Has She Lost Her MIND (again)?

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THIS is what my local pals and I think about dog decoration of any sort – even when it isn’t nearly as bad as most of the ones she was looking at:

And especially when it IS . . .

AHEM! If she thinks that rig on the left is any flavor of acceptable, she needs to think again!

Besides, it looks hot, itchy and uncomfortable for something that she’d probably want me to wear all month — especially for visits to my Cheers Bar down the street.

I didn’t see any links to Amazon orders yet, so it’s probably safe to hope that she’s already running too late to humiliate me in that one.

I know she can’t knit, so she’d never be able to make it herself. At least not in time for this year (and she’ll never remember to start early enough to get it ready for next year either — one of the UP sides about her ADD.)

But guys – she wasn’t just looking at outfits for ME . . .

Man the computers! Be ready to delete incoming email from Mom unless you want your two-legses to get some bright ideas they wouldn’t cook up on their own.

(Merry Christmas, guys – the warning is your present!)

Seriously, Ani, doesn’t this one look your size?

NOT one bit funny!

RAY and Emma – watch out for this horror on the right that might be heading your way.

It’s called a wreath,
and the two-legses hang them
on doors and stuff.

Don’t go anywhere NEAR anything that looks like this if you don’t want to end up as miserable and ridiculous as this poor Golden.

PHENNYreally, neither the couch NOR the pad of shame would be anything compared to having to carry this deal around on your back.

If your Mom and Dad bring out a stuffed bear,
tear it apart immediately
so you can foil their plans.

And if you think Elf-suits only come Shih Tzu sized, think again!

Prince, that otherwise naked dog over there didn’t get so matted he had to get shaved.  Apparently he’s a Chinese Crested and, according to Google, except for a few tufts here and there they’re just as bald as eagles,

Prince lives in England, and some reporter wrote a whole article about him in the Daily Mail, with pictures of some of his 200 outfits — and other stuff his Mom and her boyfriend buy him (to make him feel better for not having his own hair, I guess.)

His Mom says Prince likes to wear outfits to keep him warm — but would YOU want to wear that jingly thing, no matter how cold you got?

ANYTHING can happen in December.

If you think you’re safe because your two legses don’t even celebrate Christmas, you’re nowhere near right.

I’m not sure who she was thinking of for this next one, but if you’ve ever seen one of those stars with six points around your house, run and HIDE!

NOBODY is safe.

You don’t even have to be a DOG! 

So watch out Terry — and Barmalei, Beba and little Pishka — and Roxie Dammit.

Dog or cat, big or small, you might suddenly find yourself masquerading as a reindeer or a cantor or a gingerbread boy – or some other silly thing the 2-legses think is cute.

So don’t let your guard down.

Calling all Dudes!

I know that dumb ole paper crown would be gone in a heartbeat, so Shey’s not likely to try make you Hamsta’ Dudes wear one of those.

But they even have dumb hamster-sized Christmas outfits online, so watch out for small packages arriving in the mail – starting NOW.

Destroy them before they have a chance
to destroy your street cred!

To ALL my fur and feather friends: I’ve got your back!

Oh yeah – and HAPPY EVERYTHING to everyone!
God bless us every one.

Okay guys – fill up my Relateds

Anybody ELSE got something for Christmas?  Hanukkah?  Kwanzaa or Festivus or anything else you and your two-legses celebrate during the mid-winter holidays?

I’m gonna’ keep inviting all the blogging dogs (and cats, pigs, parrots, hamsters – or any other animals in the kingdom) to leave me a link to one of your posts down there in the comments section.

Again, you two-legses can leave a comment for Mom – so she doesn’t feel like I’m about to take over here.  EVEN though she doesn’t seem to care about my feelings, I care about hers (besides, I don’t want to make her jealous enough to cut off my blogging rights).

Where DO you stand on outfits, my fur-friends?
How about plain sweaters and jackets when it’s cold?

Let’s collect some data here – like those science guys my Mom is so fond of quoting.

**THEN we can send it to those barbaric British politicians who voted that animals don’t have feelings, paving the way for torturing us.

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92 Responses to Friday Fun: Tink on Christmas Outfits

  1. The photos are fun. My dog (a golden) would be quite disgusted if I ever tried to put any of those outfits on him. He did tolerate a pair of sunglasses and baseball hat, now and then. But I watch the little dogs out here where it’s 8 degrees this morning. They welcome their furry little jackets!

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  2. swamiyesudas says:

    Hello, Paws! Very much agree with Your hurt sentiments, though I would not go with You on the word ‘Porn.’ …Cruelty to Animals, Paws even? If You run a campaign on that, You will have my First vote! 🙂

    Love to You and Mom. …She is an Old Friend of mine, (Old just in Friendship!). Love. 🙂

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  3. Bernadette says:

    Too funny – the Hanukah dogs are priceless.


  4. You can imagine what these poor creatures are thinking – ‘I hope my mates don’t see me dressed up like this!’

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  5. Osyth says:

    Tink, it’s The Bean here …. I’ve got only a few minutes whilst she goes to the shop (probably buying a case of wine to sozzle herself in again :D) We must make a stand – last Christmas I was made to dress as a Gingerbread man and the one before that I was santa. I am a dog. I do not need to be costumed but the humans simply don’t get it. Let’s start a campaign whilst they are preoccupied with the whatever the web thing is that they are getting hot and bothered by. Me? I only get hot and bothered by missing out on snacks. Strength, my doggy brave, courage and strength – we WILL overcome this nightmarish scenario!!

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    • Oh Bean, you are so right. We need a movement – and we’d better get on it really fast before those wicked FCC guys take internet power away so that the rich can get richer and the already pretty powerless will have to pay a lot more to say anything bad about it! (I hope they don’t have dogs — I can’t even imagine how mean they must be to THEM).
      Woof! TINK

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      • Osyth says:

        Tink – you and me have social consciences …. I am very nice to homeless people and me and my mummy are going to hand out bags of goodies (socks, gloves, hats and foodie treats) on Christmas Day. All by ourselves. The poor and the unheard are getting poorer and more unheard and that is NOT progress. We need to stand shoulder to shoulder tail to tail and make our voices heard.

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        • Bean, you are my hero! Especially since you are giving SOCKS! I don’t really understand why, but people don’t give out enough socks. Mom read a comment on one of those “clean out your closet” sites that socks are the most requested/least donated items.
          Woof! TINK

          From Mom:
          Apparently the weathy-er folks who donate to “give-away” organizations won’t donate “used” socks (not necessarily uber-rich, but wealthy enough to have purchased so many clothing items that they need to purge from time to time). They toss them instead – believing that no one would want even well-washed “personal” items, especially mismatched socks!

          BOY does that demonstrates SO clearly how little the choice-based “haves” really relate to the needs-based “have nots.”

          Good to donate pretty dresses and interview clothing, but vital to donate items that keep those living rough marginally comfortable and sometimes even alive!

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  6. Too funny! My poor bullmastiff would hate those little outfits, but she’d be a good sport anyway if it made us smile. Love all the little fur-babies with their Christmas spirit!

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    • I can’t imagine your adorable (and LARGE!) furkid riding along in a Santa suit – at least not happily, lol, even to share a bit of Christmas spirit on the road. Speaking of which, do you deck your RV for Christmas, or is that a period when you visit friends or family with the RV parked?

      I find the RV lifestyle quite fascinating – but I imagine a great many things besides Christmas and holiday celebrations would have to be VERY different. Giving up Christmas decorating, oddly enough, would be one of the toughest for me.

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  7. Darlene says:

    Oh my, they are cute but I don´t think the pets like wearing them. Dot is not at all happy with her snowmen headband. A great post!!


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  9. Reallly funny”! Thank you ver much or sharing, Madelyn. Wish you a wonderful sunday. Michael

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  10. tmezpoetry says:

    You poor thing Tink! Mommies do all sorts of things that come abridged from playing with Barbies and dolls while growing up. It’s the nurture nature saga but you’re adorable in that canine pout and stance. Just think, had you been a cat you might have been intrinsically driven to climb the tree! Nevertheless you’re safe from sporting pine 😛

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  11. That was hysterical, Madelyn. 😀 Happy weekend hugs!

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  12. Tina Frisco says:

    Omg! Dog porn! Deck the Dog! Shih Tzu submissive! You’re a better soul than I, Tink. I’d have been tempted to spill something on the keyboard 🙂 I hope you don’t have to suffer any dress-up-my-doggie humiliation this year. And the number of photos is a disgrace to your species! It’s a good thing you care about Madelyn, because she’d be lost without you. My computer is heating up from this scandalous display of canine smut. I’d best turn it off for a while and let it cool down. I hope Madelyn doesn’t withhold any treats now that you’ve outed her 🙂 ❤

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  13. noelleg44 says:

    Tink, I’m with you! I just KNOW my two legged is going to stick a bow on me for Christmas!
    Purrs, Garfield

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  14. dgkaye says:

    Oh Tink, what a wonderful and entertaining host you are. I loved the fashion show! And so nice of you to show some fashion for Shey’s dudes too. I really loved the Hannukah outfits too! Happy, fashionable holidays to you and Mom. 🙂 Hugs xxxx

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  15. -Eugenia says:

    This is just too cute, Tink. You’re a master of the keyboard, especially when Mom is not around. Amanda, our catkid, read this and is hiding under a chair. She thanks you for the warning.

    I think plain sweaters and coats are a good idea when it’s cold, Mom! Don’t tell Tink, but matching sweaters would be a cute idea.

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  16. paulandruss says:

    This is hilarious! You spend all year being serious and helping others out and then this… utter camp.. Cute funny and totally mental. Loved it!

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    • Thanks, Paul. I’m really not all that serious a human being, but I climb into my straight-jacket when I’m blogging about serious topics, hoping to be taken seriously as a “professional.” Every once in a while I just can’t take it any longer, and have to loosen the ties to scratch my nose or something. 🙂

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  17. John Fioravanti says:

    This is a delightful post, Madelyn – well done!

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  18. My mommy dresses up herself for Purim – as a cat, of course! – in a mask that’s hanging on the wall, so there is no need to dress us up as we are cats already. Cats rule this house! I am so lucky I got the right house and the right parents, even though Barmalei and Beba try to discipline me, but who wants to listen to adults anyway! Mrrrr! Meow! Squeak! I am having fun!

    Pyshka, who gave you permission to speak first, when there are adults around? Tink, dear friend, we wholeheartedly concur. My sister Beba looks perfectly gorgeous in her own fluffy black and white coat, and little Pyshka resembles a tiger with her golden stripes. Certainly, nobody in their right mind would even think of putting a silly costume ON ME! – Barmalei

    Thank you,dear friend, for thinking of us!
    Happy holidays, costume or not!
    Meows, purrs, and a squeak from Barmalei, Beba, and Pyshka. 😻

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  19. Chuck says:

    This is why dogs bite their owners. Cats normally do not put up with this stuff. Instead the attack our Christmas trees. My cat stated, “You want to play naughty and nice games? I’ll show you naughty.” We never had the discussion about playing with the tree again.

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    • Well I’d never BITE my Mom, Chuck – but if she’s planning to embarrass me I will always try to beat her to it – heheheh! 🙂

      She puts our tree in a sort-of big box, however, so I can’t get close enough to the trunk to climb it, and I’m too little to do much damage to the limbs without a stool. RIGHT ON to your cat, tho’ — we 4-legses gotta’ stick together! (Merry Christmas to both of you, btw).
      Woof! TINK

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  20. Jodie says:

    I do think it’s fun to dress up our best friends—sure we may be crazy, but that’s the best part!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  21. Mary Smith says:

    Oh, dear, oh, dear – I’m so sorry, Tink but these made me laugh. But, really, I hope you are spared anything too ridiculous. A nice warm coat with no jingly jangly attachments would be okay, wouldn’t it? Maybe some little boots? No?

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  22. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Tink who is the muse of Madelyn Griffith-Haynie has taken control of the keyboard.. Madelyn has a potential problem that is illustrated by the number of dogs in costumes she displays on her Pinterest account. Tink shares some of the creations that adorn canine family and debates if there is time for her to be outfitted before Christmas.. she says if there is a possibility.. she is OUTAHERE.. please head over and lend your support..

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  23. Pet abuse for sure Tinks! My fur-child Jamima was likely grateful I am one-handed as I’m crazy-single and in need to have spent my evenings putting ‘outfits’ on her………Bless her cotton socks! Tap out a Morse code if you need saving? Chees,H

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  24. Sue Vincent says:

    TINK! Man, you have to DO something…chew the wires… break the internet or something!! That is a fate worse than death!!
    Gotta go though…it is SNOWING here!!! Much love, Ani xxxx

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  25. hahaha the little weim looks more like grinch than a happy christmesser ;o))) no clothes for me I’m a nudist and I make confetti from all clothes… sadly I shredded my wintercoat too… that was not really clever, huh?

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    • I guess you don’t feel the cold like I do, Phenny — my legs are a lot shorter so I am closer to the freezing snow. Even tho’ I don’t love the coats, I don’t like shivering in the cold either. But if you don’t need it, I don’t think you should have to wear it – so why NOT have fun shredding it?
      Woof! TINK


  26. Awww! These are so cute, Madelyn. I think I must dress up Push-Push but I think she will scratch me!

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