Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Stringer and Barksdale



My name is Barksdale and this is my pal Stringer. We're the latest knitted additions to the Jackson household...



We're far more handsome than the other toys, doncha think? Do you like my rather natty jumper selection?

I can also go nekkid (ladies may wish to avert their eyes, hubba hubba!).



J1 found me, Barksdale, on the Pet Heaven website. They have also produced a beautiful book for knitting stylin' duds and stuff for dogs, so please check it out here. J1 can't knit for toffee, so there's no hope of me or Jackson getting anything made in the near future. Hrumph!

By the way, Stringer is actually a catnip toy, that's why he's on a bit of string. Yes, he was intended as a plaything for CATS! Oh the indignity! But don't let on I told you that as I said it would be our little secret.

We'll be taking over Jackson's blog occasionally with our adventures. Don't tell him though, as he's rather taken against us and keeps trying to bite our heads off. The nerve!

29 comments:

Agatha and Archie said...

OH THE INDIGNITY!!! HOW CHEEKY!!! Using a dog(and we must say A WIRE FOX TERRIER) as BAIT for a cat...Really,thank goodness you were saved by J1.And people wonder why we have a bit of aversion to them....(sorry all you kitties out there,but really) Love A+A Oh yes,looking forward to the adventures)

Gus said...

Jackson, please thank your mom for saving Stringer from a fate worse than death.

kisses
Gussie

(they are both darling.)

Snowball said...

Oops... I better hide this from jie jie. I dun want her to get crazy ideas and start to knit for me. You know that we literally live in an oven 24/7 over here in Singapore right?

Luv
Snowball

Dewey Dewster said...

Barksdale...love yer looks 'n yer outfits....too bad Gram can only crochet 'n not knit or she'd be trying ta make one herself...some people are just so creative it makes ya sit back 'n wonder if ya have a mind at all......we gotta check out that site.....of course, if anything like that came here, it would have to sneak in the back door in a plastic container and be hidden immediately...

Dewey Dewster here

Charlie Daniels said...

Hmmm ... you had better keep them away from me ... I reckon they would last about 2 seconds here!

Cheers

Charlie

Molly and Taffy said...

Hiya Barksdale

What a fine chap you are. Rest assured your secret is safe with us, we will not mention to Jackson you will be posting on HIS blog.

Molly and Taffy

Asta said...

Barksdale you suwe a handsome.faboolous mustache and I love youw jumpew selection too..I weally look fowawd to heawing fwom you,, ASTA wouldn't let me post today, but I'll be back next week...btw, I hav emany kitty fwiends, but the idea of a WFT being used by a kitty fow batting pwactice makes me ill..Whew
love and wheeley smoochies
Myrna

Sophie Brador said...

Ha! I suggest your first adventure should be opening up a photocopy shop. Every good pair of ... erm .... dogs needs a cover .... I mean business .... to, you know, keep them out of trouble.

Love it!!!!

xo
SB

Joe Stains said...

All the dogs are losing control of their blogs to wheelies, stuffies and menacing siblings!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. you 2 are really cute...

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Hi Stringer & Barksdale! You guys are cute & very small. I can't believe you guys were made to be killed by the CATS! That's animal cruelty if you ask me...Well, you guys are really lucky to be bought by Jax's hoomans. You will be well taken cared.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

A dog for cats to play with?! Thats just so wrong. Thank goodness he is with you.

Simba x

Maggie & Mitch said...

We did think that BarksDale was just the cutest until we went to the website and saw this, "The knitted fox terrier is very much better behaved than the real version"
How dare they! We can't believe they would say that! The nerve!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

BWTH Dog House said...

Oh so cute, love it!!!

slurpy licks,
BenBen

Eric said...

Hello Barksdale and Stringer. You look very handsome woolies.How kind of J1 to rehome you. Don't let Jackson near you or you'll be unravelling all over the place .... Mom's gonna go get the pattern to clone you two, she hasn't seen that pattern and unbelieviably she can actually knit ...can you see a cottage industry being started in knitted wireys. . .??!!!!

Wooly wags, Eric x

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Crappers, usin' a WFT stuffie for a kitty scratchin' postie....H E L L O!!!!!! WE DON'T THINK SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

You're a fine lookin' young chap...I am pleased to make ur acquaintance!

Tell Seymour that Sullivan took off for distant lands. Better check out Agatha and Archie's bloggie soon...rumor has it Babystan mailed him up there....

I'm sure he'll need $$ soon!!!!!

Barkin' at ya...

Gilbert

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord, now there are even more stuffies. We can't keep up with them all. We're easily confused.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Wiry Axel said...

Stringers and Barksdale,
You better watch out! did you see what Jackson did to Lobster? He will destroy you both in a nano second and before you can say "what the..." you will be nothing but bits of yarn and stuffing laying about the room!
I'm afraid for your survival in that household.

Ax

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

So adorable!!!!

Yeah, we think its safer that you guys stay away from Jackson. Not that Jackson is a meanie but you guys are too irresistable.

Love
Boy n Baby

Sophie Brador said...

Jax! I just missed you in the morning chat today, but I love, love, love that you know that Burt Lancaster movie. My post was inspired by it, since we just came across it on late night tv the other day. Saw it a few years ago ..... great film!!!!! But I don't run into many pups who have seen it.

xo
SB

Asta said...

Jackson
Happy Father's day to J2!!!
Hope you'we doing something fun! guess what ? I got my fantabulous cawds fwom you ..they awe soo gowgeous !!! Thank you so much fow being such an isnpiwation to J1.

Peteey is a vewy comfowtable pillow, and plus he is vewy tolewant of a wiggly WFT like me, hehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

4xBs said...

oh we think you are very cute little yarn creatures. we can't wait to hear what adventures you will be up to.

woofs.

Austin said...

Hi Jackson,
I like your friends cause I have the same kind of friends too...I ve lived of my life with humans and I don't like my kind much cause my mum bit me when I was a baby...anyway, the vet says I believe I m human not a dog...do I need pills for that?!
Nice to meet you
Austin

Momo & Pinot said...

Jackson! Happy belated Father's Day!

These doggies are SOOOOOO cute!

Momo & Pinot

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Barksdale,
You guys are certainly cute! Mama used to knit & crochet, but hasn't done it for years! She's too busy to do that now since she sews & is learning needlefelting plus going to restore some stuffies with new mohair. We can't wait to hear some of your adventures. Have you played with the wheelies yet?? hehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers - still above water!

Katherine and Pippa said...

I think you need to look after your blog Jackson. First there are dogs on wheelies and now there are stuffies. Soon you won't be allowed to post. Or maybe - it could be overtaken by CATZ!

Pippa

Kirby said...

Hi Jackson,

Your stuffies are so cute. I think the catnip toy is kind of funny since it is in the shape of a dog! I don't know how you don't start chomping on those stuffies, I'd have already eaten them if I lived there. He he! Can't wait to hear about their adventures!

Your pal,
Kirby

Karen Jo said...

Hi Barksdale and Stringer. I think you are wise to stay away from Jackson. He'a adorable, but he plays rough and you might be in pieces very quickly. I like your jumpers very much. I like kitties, but I think there is just something wrong about making a catnip toy in the form of a WFT.

Asta said...

Jackson
I nevew got youw Email..sowwy..but I went to say hello to Beta puppy..he's a cutie..hope you had a pawsome weekend
smoochie kisses
ASTA