I recently saw a post from one of my favorite writers and people, Jenny Lawson, @TheBloggess. She was show-casing her canine friend Dorothy Barker in a snood and sweater. https://twitter.com/TheBloggess/status/1481732100034281478?s=20
I was thus reminded of this incident with my own friend, Vinnie.
Vinnie is my adopted, senior Chihuahua, who can be cold on the sunniest day. I wanted to help him be more comfortable.
My attempts to help him – and in no way put off the work of writing – started something like this.
But he doesn’t have much hair on his head, and snoods are pretty adorable.
Of course they beg to be put together!
Full ensemble @zoosnoods, #zoosnoods
And lest people worry that he is confined to just one, white sweater . . .
Is this an attempt to put off writing?
Is this another form of creativity?
Do animals look so cute dressed in clothes that it is inevitable that someone, somewhere, is this very moment putting pants on a chicken, or a sweater on a turtle? I just think we all need more cheer, more smiles, and looking at pictures of animals helps some of us get there.
If you’re a writer, feeling a little stuck, ask yourself when was the last time you took a break and looked at something that made you smile?
Such dashing fashion sense. Yet, time to step away from the little dog for a while with our sweater collection, and return to our writing.
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