Friday, December 28, 2007

Count the Black Buttons

Bean Sprout sure lets me know when he's cold.
I would think with all that fluffy fur he'd never get chilly, but yesterday in the garden, he began to shiver. (I was out there weeding, in a pleasantly steamed-up state.)
I brought him indoors and covered him with Cranky's down vest. It made him and his little pal very happy.
Shortly after he stopped shivering, I found his goofy striped sweater in a cold closet, warmed it by sitting on it for a while, and put in on him.
He slept all night in it, too. He thinks the sweater is a hug.

17 comments:

Dagny said...

Poor Bean Sprout. I mean I have been walking around proclaiming, "It's freezing." When I made that statement over the phone to my uncle in Denver, he was quick to correct me.

Does Bean Sprout need more sweaters? Because I could probably knit one up real quick...

Stacie said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... breath wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..... couldn't be cuter!

dancingmorganmouse said...

What a poppet, and he's right, a jumper (sweater), especially the hand-knitted-with-love variety IS a hug.

Jennifer Jeffrey said...

He thinks it's a hug... Oh my goodness... that is just adorable. xox

Chilebrown said...

I think Bean Sprout needs a Bean Sproutess to keep him warm.

Zoomie said...

If Bean Sprout isn't the cutest dog on earth, I'd like to see the cuter one! He even _looks_ cold in the picture, and I know how he feels! It's a brrrrger out there!

cook eat FRET said...

damn cute little guy
i mean... really...

cookiecrumb said...

Dagny: Smart, gorgeous, and she knits too? OMG.

Stacie: One of these days I'll post the impossibly cute puppy photo (that when I showed it to a friend, he said "No doggie is that cute!").

Morgan: You and Dagny are right. I've got to quit dressing him in polyester.

Jennifer: It's like a big tube sock with armholes. Snug as a hug.

Chilebrown: I would love for Bean Sprout to have a girlfriend.

Zoomie: When you notice your own pet shivering, you feel like such a bad mom. He looks a bit perturbed in the photo, doesn't he?

CEF: He's like a toy we have to feed.

Anna Haight said...

just adorable!

dancingmorganmouse said...

Doesn't polyester make his fur all stand uppy with the static?

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

How utterly adorable! If Bean Sprout is still feeling a bit nippy, he's more than welcome to take Mr Woofy's shedding winter coat - really, it'd be our collective pleasure!

cookiecrumb said...

Anna: He's cute! He eats! He poops!

Morgan: Oh. Actually, it's probably acrylic, but same thing, right? No, he's just all calm and shaggy.

Ellie: So we think we've done this great thing by getting a dog that doesn't shed... Only now we know we have to keep trimming his hair. If it isn't one thing, it's the other.
Thanks for the generous offer from Mr. Woofy, but no thanks. LOL

wendy said...

What kind of dog is Bean Sprout? I'm interested in the breed. :-)

cookiecrumb said...

Wendy: He's a Maltese. An extra cute one. They're always beautiful, but Bean Sprout is blessed with a cute "doll face" (i.e. short snout), and his tears don't turn his fur rust-colored around the eyes, like so many other Malties. Plus he's ultra-dinky.
Do your shopping carefully.
Whoever you get, you'll love.

Lannae said...

Oh, so cute! Hug Hug to Bean Sprout!

Lannae said...

Oh, so cute! Hug Hug to Bean Sprout!

ChrisB said...

Poor Bean Sprout, I know how he feels our second day in London was pretty cold and I didn't have a warm stripy sweater! I'm sending him a few more hugs.
Happy New Year to you, Cranky and Bean Sprout x