Thursday, 7 January 2010

Look at my splendid new coat!

Well it was worth the wait. 

We've been down in England for SO long, but Santa Claus was stupidly instructed to deliver my Christmas present to Aberdeen. 

I'd totally given up hope of getting a new coat, and had resigned myself to wearing my old, ragged and slightly too small (and no longer very warm) one for yet another year. 

Anyway, we arrived home last night, after such a long drive, and on the kitchen table there was this parcel from Lands' End (which I thought was a place in Cornwall but Gail says is another name for Father Christmas). And lo and behold, inside was a brand new winter jacket. 

Isn't it just splendid? I couldn't wait to go out!

Let me point out some of the features.

You will notice the very smart collar, revealing the warm fleecy lining. The collar can be turned up or down, as required. Today, I decided against the Eric Cantona look.

A grey reflective strip makes it easier to see me in the dark, especially useful here in Aberdeen in winter when we have so very little daylight.
Velcro fastenings allow for a certain amount of post-Christmas waist expansion....
Gail thinks it also important to point out that the strap round the middle is (sensibly, she says) a little bit further forward than on the old coat, so that when I lift my leg, there is no danger of 'leakage' dripping onto the material....

It is of course waterproof too. I live in Scotland. Enough said.

And best of all, you will have noticed the personalized insignia, distinguished but discreet, n'est pas?

I want to give a huge thank you to Petey in New York, whose Mom tipped us off about this magnificent garment.

Now we can drive off to Balmoral and meet up with the Queen's corgis, head held high, surely? 

What, is it a problem, that it's minus 18 degrees Centigrade around Braemar, with a foot and a half of snow... ?

Oh well, I shall have to stay indoors then, and await my lucrative modelling contract with Lands' End


Dexter said...

That is a most stunning coat. It fits well, is stylish, and has many nice features. You are a lucky little dude.


Angus said...

Stylish, modish,practical and monogrammed! You'll be the talk o'the toon.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a fabulous coat - and you model it so well.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martha said...

Oh Hamish, we have never seen you look so stylish!
Very smart indeed and just the thing for this dreadful weather.
We loved your name on it too!
Any girl basset would be very happy to be seen paw in paw with you!
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxx
ps OK so it doesn't need to be a basset but you don't want to go too tall!!!

Byron said...

Hamish, you look very stylish in your new coat. I wish I could get one like that too but I could never pull off that look as well as you do.

Licks and slobbers,

houndstooth said...


That is one dapper and stylish coat! I'm sure Land's End will be calling at any minute!


the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Hamish! I must say woo look quite stunning in that red coat! Mum has a weakness for westies in red, I have to go ponder that for a while....
-Kira The BeaWoootiful

Unknown said...

Oh Hamish, you look so dashing in your "pinks" -- I'm sure the Windsors will be calling shortly to invite you for a day of fox (not fox terrier) hunting. My jacket is yellow so should we ever meet, we will look like ketchup and mustard dogs!

Your pal and personal stylist,


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow, you are quite handsome. I don't know how you do it. If you ever go to doggie day care, your jacket won't get lost with the other jackets;and, your Mommy won't have to write your name on the inside.
Sally Ann

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

You look smashing! (I have the same coat, btw)

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Ruff! You got one! Very dashing Hamish, very dashing indeed!
~lickies, Ludo

Martha said...

Hi Hamish, it is Asta for the terrier group. Like ourselves she is totally incorruptable!
We do know she is looking for terriers though!
Now you with your new coat could be the very terrier she is looking for!

Asta said...


You look incwedibly handsome! The coat is lucky to be wown by you ..the handsomest model awound!!!
I love all the special feetoowes and am so vewy happy youw wait wasn't in vain!

Stay wawm and dwy sweet fwiend
(The queen doesn't dwess as well as you)

smoochie kisses

The Black and Tans. said...

Oh Hamish you look rather dashing in your new coat. It certainly looks very cosy and comfortable. Keep warm in all this freezing weather.

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Scooter said...

You are looking superb in your new coat. Fits you just perfect and you do a great job modeling it. I wouldnt be surprised if Lands End called you soon for a contract, afterall westies are in so many ads, commercials etc.

remember us little doggies when you are famous

ScrapsofMe said...

I'm glad Santa remembered where you live...he sure brought you a bang up jacket. It looks warm and comfy and I just loooooveee the color. And you look dashing in yer new jacket! Like you are ready to take on the winter.
Does it have a pocket for a wee flask?

Maxmom said...

Hey Hamish
I would also be strutting my stuff if I had a coat like yours! Quite stunning! Quite impressive! Elitist perhaps?! (but I know you better). The only thing I might that velcro near your sensitive parts! hehe.
After all that, I just hope its WARM!!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Hamish you do look dapper in your new coat! Our mommy used to get monogramed Lands'End stuff for our hooman sissy, Jessica, when she was a tot. Of course she probably wasn't as cool looking as you!!
Oh and btw, short guys look very elegant with tall ladies!!
Smooches, BabyRD

Nice threads dude!

Eric said...

Oh I say Hamish. You look most spiffing dear fellow. And the insignia neat but discreet. Though of course once you get your birthday honours from the Queen's Dawgeees(watch 'em nippers) you'll need to add Lord above your name. But when we go and get those rotters who stole the Pawz for Thought donated food, I would advisable to go in disguise.

Wiry love Eric xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

You look simply dashing, Hamish. We're sure it was worth the wait.

Land's End you say? Hmmm. We think we've seen that catalog around here somewhere....

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Stella said...

Hi dear Hamish, I don't know how I missed this post, but I did! Your new coat is just the BEST, all the features, collar up, collar down, velcro, your name, are simply grand. You could wear it to Minniesnowda and not get a bit cold. Maybe get some slippers for the feets.


DSS said...

Hi Hamish! I'm a new follower, and I've got a 5 month old westie pup called Louis Wellington!

I've been looking for just the right coat for him, as we've had lots of snow this year on the East Coast of the US, and I dare say I think your Land's End coat may be just the one :)

I surely hope you don't mind my copying you!

Candylei said...

Hammish you are so cute. You remind me of our westie who doesn't ever want to look at the camera...maybe because it takes the operator so long to focus. Our westie boy has several sweaters and only one coat. It's a santa coat. Yours is very fasionable!

Joy said...

Now I am feeling sad that he didn't get to wear his coat for very long.