Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here we go again

We had been warned by Farmers' almanac that it might be a bad winter. Seems they were right. Northeast Ohio is on blizzard #2 for this week. Already a foot of snow on the ground from the weekend's precipitation, and since it stared snowing this morning there is another few inches on top of that. Up to another foot promised before it blows itself out of here.

That being said, I wanted to make sure I cleared up the concerns of a few of our friends who commented on our last post. Some of you were worried about Brutus getting cold out there in the snow. Since Brutus appreciates your thoughts, he wanted me to be sure to let everyone know that he is indeed cozy in warm no matter what the weather brings. You see...

...the Brute has quite the collection of attire, from warm/waterproof outdoor coats to keep him comfy outside, to hoodies and sweaters to ward off any chill inside. Although he really isn't a freeze baby (he does much better in cold weather than in hot), you can rest assured that when it gets well below freezing, I make sure to dress my little Frenchie accordingly. The camo hoodie is his favorite.

Don't get me wrong, Brutus isn't crazy about the snow. That combined with the fact that he is (thankfully) on a regular routine about going outside to do his business - it usually isn't worth bundling him up. He's almost always out and back in less than 2 minutes. Plus his low profile just ensures that all sorts of snow balls up on the material & gets him wet. That's why Brute was naked in the last post - it seems like the lesser of evils for a quick jaunt out into the snow. But when it's really blustery (note him squinting into the wind and the snowflakes) ...

You do what you have to do! But no matter how miserable it is outside, there is always a warm fireplace to cuddle by when he comes in!

Funny, it seems like the camo works better inside...

If I lay really still here, maybe she won't see me and make me go outside...

So no worries everyone, my little Ewok is all warm and toasty!


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

We love our DGG camo hoodies too! They are the best!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom's laughing very hard. Humans are crazy. We love your sweater collection. You are so adorable and please don't move. The camouflage sweater is great for blending in with the background. Stay warm...we know mom takes VERY good care of you. We got the rain today.Yuk.
Benny & Lily

Sam said...

Awwww. Brutus, hope you stay nice and warm and dry for this next big snow.

(PS - how are you agility lessons going?)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

My Farmer's Almanac says that Feb. was supposed to be near NORMAL in Temp. and Snowfall. Liar Liar Furs on Fire. My mom was just reading to her furend over the telephone. The Columbus Ch. 4 weatherman said that he sees a pattern and that we will have TWO snows per week for the next TWO WEEKS!!! Isn't this the pits??? Khyra promised me that SHE is NOT responsible for this beclaws she has taken the PINS out of her O HI O doll. hehehe
So where were your boots??? I think those are soooo interesting.

Unknown said...

I must say that the camo really suits you, Brutus!!

That is a big collection of winter-wear! I think since you are stuck inside anyways....Brutus should have a fashion show! :)

We will be waiting patiently. LOL :p

houndstooth said...

Brutus, I really admire a guy who appreciates good fashion! You wear it well!


Amber and Nala said...

OMD Brutus...you are the cutest doggie ever in that camo hoodie and so funny how you blended in with the floor. :) You could walk the runway with your collection...very cool!


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Your camo hoodie is my favorite too Brutus!!! Very macho!!


Puglette said...

he is so cute!! eeek...i could just fall over from the cuteness. take a look at this link, live frenchie puppy cam!! so cute!

Puglette said...

oops! forgot the link!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Hey, I have a shirt like that. They are quite warm.
Sally Ann


Wow, Now that a lot of warm winter coats you got there buddy!

We knew your mommy wouldn't let you stay out there too long and get cold. But when you gotta go, you gotta go! Right?

Riley and Star.

Oreo said...

Tge hoodie looks GREAT!! love tha camo. Geee..with all those sweaters, you really NEED your own doggie closet!!! Hit mom up for that one!!!

Keep warm cuz the storm that is here now is headin right your way!!!


Lorenza said...

Sure is nice to have all those hoodies and sweaters to keep you warm!
Kisses and hugs

Martine said...

LOVE the camo!

Brutus and Captain can be outfit twins!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

The Oceanside Animals said...

Brutus has a better wardrobe than I do!

kissa-bull said...

you are quite the stylish pooch
we love the camo
vewy manly
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Kari in Alaska said...

You have an amazing wardrobe but wheres the buckeye hoodie?

Smushie Ranch said...

I love how you look in your camo outfit. You do have quite the collection of clothes. I think I'll have to ask your mom what size you are so the next time I send you a little care package I'll include a snazzy cover-up.

Ya know, I heard that your mom is gonna be in Arizona. That's not too far from here. Maybe she can bring you with her then we can visit while she's learning about teeth and stuff...


Niamh said...

We wish we had some of your snow Brutus! We don't have to wear coats and sweaters because we have a lot of fur but we can see that a little guy like you needs to keep warm.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Such a cutie - we're so glad you are our friend.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Achieve1dream said...

That camo outside is so cute! That last picture is great.

Unknown said...

Silly Google Reader! I missed this post. How am I going to stay updated? Huh? Moving on now, macho Brutus

Joe Stains said...

dang you have quite the wardrobe buddy. I am sorry you are getting MORE snow. My aunt is in Ashtabula Ohio and my other aunt is in North Western PA so we hear allll about it.