Sunday, 13 October 2013

A most helpful experience at the Pet Shop

Hello folks!
Thank you for all your advice about my operation,
I now understand what anaesthetic is, woof!

But I really must dash, there's something important I need to do!
Now, I've heard Blogville's having a big Howlowe'en bash, hoorah!

Woof, I mean, I'm always bobbing for food out of my water bowl at home, and it's right fun, but I think I need to do something a bit more.

Eve and my peeps are a wee bit unsure about dogs dressing up, except when it comes to Christmas hats, but I've managed to persuade them that I really should make an effort.

So let's go a-costume-hunting!

Hmm, Chrimbo toys. Don't they know there's still 72
days to go?
Hmm, Chrimbo costumes.
Woof, have I missed Hallowe'en?
Is it December already?

Maybe I'll ask a member of staff...

Excuse me, but could you tell me where the Hallowe'en costumes are?
I can't find any, and I'm not sure a Christmas pudding costume
will give anyone a real fright.
"Weell, I da ken. Hud aun a tick-
HUMPSTER? Fars the hulloween cliys?"
"Oh, I dinnae ken. Ging ower there an' ask
'em fishes."
"Fa d'ye think we er? We sweem aboot in a tunk a' day,
de ye really think we ken?"
"A hulloween costume? Fit ye efter that fir?"
"Fits adee mutt? Hullowe'en clys? I huvnae
seen 'em afore, I just bide in me glass hoosie here."

Well, I guess I'll just have to be a Christmas pudding this year. Don't you snigger pups!

How terrifying! woof!
87 hundred Pippa-points to you if you understood that oh-so-beautiful dialect too.

Pippa :) wuf wuf

P.S. We will get round to more commenting tomorrow, so don't feel left out if we don't pop by today!


  1. Thank you Pippa for illustrating so clearly why my English owner still occasionally has problems understanding the local dialect, despite having lived in Aberdeen for fifteen years.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (who does not, absolutely on no account, do costumes).

  2. Looks like you got lots of helpful advice Pippa. Why oh why do they have to bombard us with Christmas 3 months early, It takes all the fun out of it.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  3. What a great post. I would have never thought to ask other critters where the costumes were. Pippa, you are my idol

  4. Costumes.....big sigh it is that time of year and now we have those damn antlers looming......even bigger sigh. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly


  6. Howdy Pippa, well we sorta understood some of it hehe. If you go as a pudding you will just be a treat hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. You will have a FINE costume... no matter WHAT one you Choose... AND we are THRILLED to know that you will be getting into the Bobbing fur Tube Steaks/Snacks/Treats with US... WE just NOW sent OUR PICTURES in fur THAT... THERE is gonna be a PRIZE!!!
    and don't furget the Pumpkin Carvin and stuffs. We are soooooooo happy to have you back with us and joining in on the Howl O Ween Fun !!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
    PeeS... we understood all the words... even the Crimbo !

  8. Now we could understand not having halloween costues - but nothing for guy fawks night either.

  9. That was hysterical. Could only understand about 1/2 of what those little critters had to say, but it's clear that store needs better help! And, yes... what's with all the Christmas stuff out already?? I see that's not only in the US where they bring it out before Halloween! Geesh! Anyway, now you don't have to dress up! Rita would consider that a good thing!

  10. We don't care for dressing up either. After All, we have beautiful coats on all the time!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


  12. Hey, we're scotties....of course we understood. A Christmas pudding could be okay for Halloween. We only wear hats. (Don't let Eve put you in a pumpkin costume. You won't be able to walk....just sayin'.)

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. Dressing up as pudding is cool. A costume is a costume! Lee and Phod

  14. You would look just beautiful in a christmas costume!!
    stella rose

  15. What adorable photos. We really enjoyed this post. We were shocked to find Christmas stuff out a week or so ago here too. It ruins the spirit of Christmas.

  16. BOL!! Nows, I thinks maybe your Moms can do what my Ma does, buy a peeps head band with some halloweenie stuff on it and puts it on your heads! It's really the only thingie I will 'wear', butts I there are enough treaties, sometimes the odd bandana will stay on more than a minute! BOL
    What ever you pick is gonna be FABulous Pippa!!
    Ruby ♥

  17. Hari Om
    Och Pippa-hen, all as ye hae tae dae is hang a string o' garlic clooves roon yer scruff then walk unner a cobweb or twa!

    Thanks for the comments over my way - am having some internet issues so getting behind on blogs, but will catch up eventually! Huga snd wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  18. What?? The hamsters did not know where the howl-O ween stuff was? Elf costume it is!!


  19. I could buy you a Halloween collar and mail it to you. Costumes really should be fitted and I find for Shelties they are either to small or too large.

  20. The lingo sounds like most sales people we know, they send you to the far end of the store only to find the item you are looking for is not there. Perhaps Pippa you would be better suited to shopping on line. That is how I got my fright of an outfit.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  21. Bowsers, maybe you could dress up as a cat. BOL

    Essex & Sherman

  22. Christmas pudding huh? you got off easy...last year mama dressed me up as a sheep...the horror!

  23. Are you speakin' Welsh? Is "pudding" just another name for what we would call "dessert?" Do you celebrate Halloween much over that pond?

    Nubbin wiggles,

  24. Pippa, don't forget the HOWL-O-WEEN ball, where you dress up scary..3 prizez are up for grabs. Just email'z me you photo, youz can bring a date too xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  25. Pippa, we loved this post - it made us laugh a lot! She struggled at first when She lived in Aberdeen with the dialect, it brought back some memories for Her! You are very lucky that the rabbits were so friendly - I'm not even allowed within 100 metres of them at our pet shop because She doesn't trust me .....




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