Saturday, December 23, 2006

Onslow the Sweater Guy

First, a housekeeping note: I just updated my template tonight. In the process, some of my newer links disappeared. I believe I restored them all, but if I've left yours out (or if you'd like me to add a link now), just let me know.

Our dog Boswell has a brother named Merritt, who is quite a bit smaller. Merritt, who lives with my parents, was kind enough to lend Boswell his red sweater for Christmas pictures, but it turned out to be way too small for him. It did, however, fit Onslow purr-fectly. (You know I couldn't resist that.)



Speaking of pictures, a high school student in Rhode Island posed for his senior yearbook photo wearing chain mail and carrying a sword. (He's a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.) The principal, however, claimed that the sword violated the school's "zero tolerance" weapons policy, despite the fact that the school's own mascot, a patriot, totes a weapon. The matter is now in court.

Personally, I say let the kid have his sword. Trust me, it's a lot less scary than the pastel, checked, or plaid polyester suits the senior boys are wearing in my high school yearbook.

8 comments:

Lynne said...

I'll bet your cat just LOVED wearing that sweater!! Looks cute though.

Susan Higginbotham said...

He only had to wear it five minutes, which was long enough for him! He does look quite debonair in it, though.

Lynne said...

I added a link to your blog on mine - I hope that's OK with you. Merry Christmas!

Kailana said...

haha, that's cute. My cats would take my hand off if I ever attempted the same, though.

Susan Higginbotham said...

Merry Christmas! Lynne, thanks for the link!

Daphne said...

The both look adorable! Although our dog lets us put cute clothes on her, I think our cat would have the same attitude as Kailana's. But then cats don't usually care about pleasing those who take of them!

Susan Higginbotham said...

Thanks, Daphne! I know my place with my cats now--providing cat food and comfy chairs and beds--and aspire to nothing more.

Sherhazade said...

Onslow looks very sharp in his red sweater.