chilly chihuahuas



Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.


Sunday November 25th 2018


Now it’s shivery November and most of the small dogs are wearing their winter coats: two chihuahuas whom I know well have very Christmassy jackets.

Not only miniature breeds, greyhounds and whippets, for whom coats are a must, are dressed in their winter attire but some large, shaggy dogs too. (I always fantasise that the latter are feeling rather self conscious in their coats.)

Isis, of course, has no truck with off the peg clothing. She is growing her own. She looks fatter and fluffier by the day. It’s great in the house when she’s growing her winter coat as I can abandon the mohair look and rejoice in the knowledge that there is scarcely a hair waiting to float up my nose or into my coffee. There are only the occasional, small tufts which she barbers off when very annoyed, usually by lights and shadows or the temporary removal of her breakfast when she forgets how to behave at the table.

She is very last month fashionwise though. I am told that yellow ochre is decidedly à la mode at present but this winter Isis has chosen brilliant white and Payne’s grey.

“Again?”, I remonstrate. But to no avail.

I have to admit, though, she does look beautiful






even with grass and leaves decorating her beard.


Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact or

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4 Responses to chilly chihuahuas

  1. Ian Simkin says:

    We often had – errmmm – issues with dog hair when we had our bouncy, rather large, extremely hairy Irish Setter…… I’m sure you can visualise the situation….. 😉


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