When I heard on the radio that we’re going to have an Indian summer right here in London town, my tail wouldn’t stop wagging! I was so excited. It meant, of course, that I could wear my aviator sunglasses and original Versace silk scarf to the park! Mommy is such a fashionista. She knows how to make her cute dog look so glamourous 🙂
I love the park when its sunny out. It’s wonderfully warm and the sunlight makes the green grass twinkle. There are more dogs than usual too, so I can show off my trendy look! They all stop and stare at me. I doubt they’ve ever seen such a dapper-looking pup.
Trouble in the Park
Yesterday, Mommy and I decided to go for a really long walk in the park. Both of us were dressed to the nines and strutting our stuff. I think she likes to show me off when I look so cute. She smiles a lot when people tell her she has such a cute dog. One lady thought I was so cute that she couldn’t resist picking me up and giving me a kiss! I don’t mind kisses but this lady was wearing bright pink lipstick, and some of it got on my scarf. I was angry so I barked at her. That Versace scarf is a 1980s original! Couldn’t she see that!? And now there was a great big pink smudge on it!
Neither she nor Mommy seemed to notice, so I carried on barking with my lips pulled back so the lady could see my sharp teeth, and how angry I was. “I don’t know what’s got into her!” said Mommy. “Oh but he’s still so cute!” replied the lady. Right then I didn’t want to be cute anymore. I wanted to be scary. I wanted to frighten that lady for what she’d done to my lovely silk scarf. But no matter how loudly I barked and snarled, she didn’t get scared. I am simply too adorable.
Eventually, the bright pink lipstick lady went away, and Mommy and I could continue with our walk. I calmed down and stopped barking, but I was still very annoyed. That’s when Mommy saw the stain on my scarf. “Oh Chilli!” she said, “did that nice lady accidentally stain your beautiful Versace silk scarf? Is that why you’re mad?” She knew she was right. My Mommy knows me so well. “Don’t be mad Chilli. Why don’t we go to the charcuterie on Clapham Common? You like it there don’t you?”
I do like it there. In fact, the charcuterie on Clapham Common is my favourite. You can buy all sorts of snacks there, like salami and pastrami slices! Yes! Suddenly, I was excited again. My tail was wagging and I instantly forgot all about the pink lipstick smudge on my scarf. Mommy knows how to cheer me up. Mommy knows me so well.
Cute Dog in the Charcuterie
When we arrived at the charcuterie, I immediately recognised some of my cute doggy friends. They looked typically stylish and really pleased to see me. I was pleased to see them too. But I was especially happy to find Ralph and Lauren there. They are twin Labradoodles, and my pawesome friends. Ralph was wearing a very handsome Dior bowtie and Lauren donned a silk scarf very like mine, except hers was a flamboyant number from the new Vivienne Westwood range. She’s so à la mode.
Naturally, they both commented how gorgeous my Versace scarf was. I told them all about what had happened in the park with the lady and her pink lipstick but they insisted that the smudge was barely visible – even close up! That made me happy, and I realised that perhaps I’d overreacted a bit. That lady was only showing her approval of my fine taste. I thought if I saw her again I’d give her a lick to let her know I was sorry.
Mommy bought some salami for me and I devoured it. Ralph and Lauren’s Daddy bought some for them too. We played together for a while and then Mommy had the fantastic idea of all of us going to the park together. Me in my classy Versace silk scarf, Ralph in his elegant Dior bowtie and Lauren in her chic Vivienne Westwood number. Oh how the heads did turn!
What a splendid afternoon it was. I may not be scary but I’m certainly one of the cutest dogs you’re ever likely to meet!