Monday, September 28, 2009

Diva dogs: stylish and scary

A couple of years ago on a Sunday afternoon, Honey and I walked into a San Francisco laundry mat. And to this day, I cannot believe who I met while separating my clothes into whites and colors.

Let me explain; I'm the kind of dog person that will stop while walking down the street to pet a cute dog. And dogs seem to gravitate to me. There's something about their warmth and big puppy dog eyes that make me stop. Sure I've met some dogs that are too aggressive or shy, but the dog that walked into the laundry mat that day blew these other dogs away.

As I started the washing machine, a miniature dog walked (or should I say pranced) towards me. She wore a Burberry dress with a matching collar. So yes, I was drawn to her as her outfit was way more expensive then mine.

Honestly, it was not even the dogs fashion sense that stopped me...it was her hair.

This dogs hair was coiffed into a perfect hairstyle. Her bangs had been created into a perfect wave and her tail was in a ponytail. She also had an air of sophistication around her. I swear she held her nose up into the air as if to say, "Oh you have to do your laundry at a laundry mat, quel dommage!"


Even though I was judging (the statue) puppy, I walked over to give her a pat. She suddenly stopped in her tracks. It was as if she didn't know what a pat was. She hid behind her master and started to shake in her Burberry dog clothes. Her owner apologized to me and tried to let me know that 'Fiffy' wasn't use to being around people.

"Wasn't use to being around people?" I wondered.

Well my blogging friends, I don't believe it. It seemed that 'Fiffy' was completely comfortable around people. Especially her hair and fashion stylist. Comment below and tell me about a time you encountered a diva dog, stylish and crazy like this one!

46 comments:

Char said...

I just always shake my head when I see dressed up dogs....except at halloween

The Mighty J said...

Hmmm I don't like ppl dressing up dogs, it seems like a waste IMO. And no I don't hate animals or pets but in the end they are animals and really don't require "clothing".

kelly said...

well thanks for stopping by my blog. i love me some San Francisco for sure!! hubs and i were just talking about going up there to have a Cesear salad at the W on 3rd? i know lame but we can't stop thinking about it. or maybe we need to get out of the house more. OR it could just be an excuse to go to SF.

ok back to the subject at hand. I dont have many dog encounters as i like to. BUT i've been to many stores to see the array of doggy supplies and yes sometimes i think - if i had a dog i would totally buy this 600 bed from gucci (thats not the price im just guessing) and then i stop and think.."wait whut the hell did i just say i was gonna spend that much money for a dog..."

still cute to look at - i hate to admit it...my dog might be a diva dog.

Laura said...

Char: Totally agree, but for Halloween I would dress my dog up as a cat!

The Mighty J: Small dogs seem like babies to me. Watch me end up getting a small dog now that I've said this all. Karma!

Laura said...

kelly: Thanx honey for stopping by. The W is the best and I love going to Bliss there. Any excuse to come to SF is a good one. Diva dogs rule if the owners know they are Diva's. They say admitting it is the first step to acceptance. lol. Love your blog sweetie!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

so adorable!
Hope the neighborhood dogs won't bully them ;)
ps: thanks for your kinds words darling!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Ok, I want a little dog for this reason alone now.

nicole addison said...

is that a burberry visor that i see? because if it is i need to buy it for riley as soon as i have any ounce of money to afford it. laura! oh how i've missed reading this blog, im so horrible at keeping up with all of these i need to find a better way. but i'm excited to catch up, and to give me some warm san fransico love to read about :)

Lily G. said...

wow, some people go way too far, but that burberry collar is adorable.

sarah said...

OMG. Dogs gravitate to me too. The same thing happens to me with kids.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

nicole addison said...

i didn't waste any time, i left you an award on my blog :)

Keith said...

I'm not big on clothes on pets. I've seen a lot of people do it. I just don't understand it.

Srishti said...

Haha...Diva Dogs! :D
I haven't ever encountered a Diva Dog but I have met a dog who was WEARING MORE CLOTHES THAN ME!
He had this weird little, t-shirt I guess, a sweater kinda thingy above it and a scarf(?) around his neck.
And little weirdo booties too.
Although he hated them. I think.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh, that is so funny. Bit of a shame is started shaking, poor thing.

Thank you SO much for your totally fabulous comments at my place ... feelin' quite good at the mo!

Big welcome to you honey
xoxo

That Girl39 said...

I love dogs but don't like seem them dressed up like some kind of accessory! My brother humiliated our dog once when we were kids by dressing her in his football kit and taking her for a walk! Poor thing! She sulked with him for a week after that!

Winniehill's said...

Burberry collar is chic!

bridechic said...

My 5 lb. Chihuahua is my little diva. Just love her dearly . . .

Melissa said...

I am guilty of dressing up my doggies, but I think buying designer may be going a little too far! Happy sits day! I live in the bay area too! I'm dying to move to the city ASAP =)

cat said...

Oh I just think it is so unfair to the poor dog, that is after all a dog and not a human. I am sure you'd love my pups.

Lucy said...

She was probably nervous that you were going to put some makeup on her, or something!!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Never encountered one but thanks for sharing your experience.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I never encountered such a dog. My dog wears a jacket on cold or rainy days when she goes out for her walks, but she is far from being a Diva! You could check out her blog here: http://karen.pnn.com (Abby Woof! Woof! tab).

Happy SITS day!

Christine said...

I can only remember one. I was maybe 10 years old and we were at my parents' friend's house and they had a little poodle named "Bridget". She always had a bow in her hair and her nails were painted. Oh, and she didn't like people. (translate:kids)
Anyway, I was admiring the pink polish that matched her bow and the little bitch bit me. I am still disfigured. :) Seriously. But it's only one on of my fingers and hardly noticeable.
So yeah, I've met a foo-foo, stuck-up, diva dog and she was NOT nice:)

Christina said...

That poor baby. Dogs ought to be petted and played with, not dressed up like a breathing doll (or... at least not as their exclusive purpose).

So sad.

When did I become my Mom said...

I think the owner was trying to say Fiffy wasn't used to being around "people". The commoners. Princess Fifi probably lives to be on display poor thing.

I hope she gets to let her hair down and have some hugs and romps and love. poor little Fifi.

Marie said...

The only thing I dress my dog in is a red and black plaid scarf when it gets cold out like this morning. To each their own. But it does make me sad that the little dog shook and hid when you bent down to say "hi".

Marie said...

The only thing I dress my dog in is a red and black plaid scarf when it gets cold out like this morning. To each their own. But it does make me sad that the little dog shook and hid when you bent down to say "hi".

Jessica Nunemaker said...

That's. Just. WRONG! ;)

Heather said...

I'm must admit that I too will cross a street to pet a cute dog. How can you resist? I've written LOTS of posts about my dog (who loves people), but perhaps I'll have gone off the deep end when I find a pink motorcycle jacket and helmet so that she can ride on the back of my motorcycle. LOL

Michelle said...

Never...and why didnt you take a picture????

Laura said...

I have seen some people who take better care of their dogs than their family members.

Happy SITS Day!

leigh said...

I have seen some pretty scary dogs in my time, none of which were prissy. My grandma had a poodle named Fiffy that was deaf and blind. She lifted her leg when she peed and ran into the coffee table on a regular basis. Poor thing...she needed a makeover in a bad way!

Kim said...

You are wickedly observant, I'm glad it was your SITS day. :)
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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I see diva dogs all the time in NE TX...being pushed in strollers, going for spa treatments, etc...
*sigh*

saltsays said...

HILARIOUS. I'm laughing so hard reading this...I can't imagine how I would have reacted had I seen it in person!

2busy said...

Diva dogs! That's funny to think they they could actually have more spent on their hair than on my own. I do think it would be fun to have a little dog that you could carry around in a bag.

AmericanTribal said...

I have a long haired chihuahua named Maya... she actually looks almost EXACTLY like the first photo on this post. I rarely dress her up. The only time I ever put anything on her (other than a leash and collar lol) is when it's very cold outside... and those are the vets orders, because according to him, she will get super cold and sick if I don't put a sweater on her.
I love cute dogs, but I'm not into making them human. They're dogs for a reason... because they are way more loving and cool than a human could ever be lol.
Great post!

Mandi Miller said...

Never in my life have I seen a dog even close to that! A neighbor though dresses her BOY dog in pink dresses and bows... very weird. Happy SITS!

Stephanie Stearns Dulli said...

Oh Lord, when I lived in LA (I still can't believe is DON'T live here anymore) we saw this all the time. Add in the puppy stroller and you've got the ultimate. I chatted with a woman who actually looked at me and said "you let your dog walk? On the ground?"
Why yes. He's a dog. (And yeah, he owns many sweaters scarves and coats. But he's still a friggin dog.)

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't say I have ever met a dog like this one before! When I watch that real estate show on Bravo where the one guy and his girlfriend have a dog, I crack up about how much they baby it. Who does that? : )

Angelia (Texas) said...

I'm not a little dog fan, although my mother has 5. Five little yappers. She has some real cute outfits, the hair is not so neat though.

I dressed my black lab in a pumpkin outfit Halloween. I thought she looked pretty darn spiffy!

Alex Fitzpatrick aka Ma What's 4 Dinner said...

I admit it. I used to dress up my dogs. They are 150 pound bull mastiffs mind you but still it was pretty funny. I made me realize it was time to have children. :) Happy Sits.

Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

If I didn't have five kids to worry about dressing---I would totally be dressing up our dog (and cat) but only in hand-me-downs.

I still have some sense!

buhdoop said...

Everytime I hang out with one of my cousins. She has a DIVA doggie, I just don't get it.

Kristina said...

the only time dressing up a dog in clothes is acceptable is on halloween.

that being said I am guilty of dressing my Chi-Weenie in various costumes on numerous occasions.... ;)

Midday Escapades said...

Man, the neatest things happen to you and I love your writing style. I haven't met any Diva dogs yet, but now I know what to look for and how to act. Happy SITS Day!