Jack’s Walk

I occasionally put a triangle scarf on Jack to accentuate his rugged good looks. Sometimes I even put him in a coat if the weather is seriously cold or heavily raining. What I don’t do, however, is dress him up in outfits or costumes. Jack thinks such things are unnecessary and undignified. His sister, Lucy, used to love being dressed up. She’d pout when it was time to take off her coat or her scarf after an outing and on Hallowe’en she’d prance around in her costume and pose for pictures. Lucy was a comedian and she loved anything that made people oooh, aaah or laugh. Not my Jack, though. Jack is a straight man and he does not like to look silly so when I recently attempted to take a few photos of him in a Santa hat he made his displeasure known. I gave it my best try, but Jack was having none of it. Click-through if you’d like to see a few shots of Jack’s increasing frustration. (Sorry, Bubba. I won’t do it again.)

I am not a HappyJack, ©voyager, all rights reserved

And I’m not going to look at you, ©voyager, all rights reserved

Nope. Still not going to look at you. ©voyager, all rights reserved

la, la, la, la, la. I can’t hear you, mom. ©voyager, all rights reserved

That does it. I’ve had enough! ©voyager, all rights reserved

Get this damned thing off me! ©voyager, all rights reserved

Ha! Take that you stupid hat. ©voyager, all rights reserved



  1. kestrel says

    LOL. I tried this with a miniature horse colt, once, and he simply would not cooperate. The photos *were* funny though. I can sympathize, Jack!

  2. Onamission5 says

    Good boy, Jack!

    Our malamute is the comedian, but he also generally refuses to hold still, and thus I have taken many blurry photos of him with various things on his head. The Pyrenees is the serious doggie-- I cannot usually apply the hat, bow, or scarf, alas, she is even in her elder years too adept at the passive aggressive cranial bob-and-weave. Newman didn’t even notice when I stuck a birthday bow to his head and snapped a shot, Mollie dodged the bow mostly successfully and once it was finally tentatively applied, shook it off before I could so much as step back to lift my camera.

  3. Nightjar says

    This series made me laugh. Especially the last two photos. :-D

    I don’t even need to put any hat on my cats in order for them not to cooperate. I just point the camera at them and it’s enough to get the kind of behavior Jack is showing here.

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