Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Adding to a collection

This arrived a couple of days ago.


For Christmas my brother-in-law, niece and her husband gave me a gift certificate from Amazon.  I hadn't added to my dressed-up dog collection in a few years - you can see the others here - and I decided to do just that.  There is actually another one coming which I will share later.  

This one is an English Bull Terrier dressed up as a Templar Knight. I am naming him Alfred.  It seems to fit somehow, although perhaps I should call him Tony.  Tony was a dog my father used to tell me about.  When he was a young boy they had an English Bull Terrier called by that name.  I have a few old photos somewhere of Tony.  I'll have to go on a hunt.  

No, I am definitely naming him Alfred.  I like that name.  It is an Anglo-Saxon name meaning, name of a king, sage, wise, elvin. From the Old English Aelfraed or Alfrid, meaning old peace.

Thank you my sweet family in Germany for adding to my collection.  

Added note 2-6-15: I took another couple of photos of Alfred and my collection.  I have them on the mantle and they are bunched up together for sharing.  I have them a little more spread out than this. Since the first dog that our son bought me they have gotten a little bigger in size starting with Winnie.  With Alfred he is larger than all of them.



There is a bit of a shadow and reflection from me taking the photo so close up.



22 comments:

  1. Oh my this is just adorable! I'm a big, no major dog fan, but this really rocks my world in the art of dressing your dog! I may stop collecting my brass figure bells for this idea.

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  2. OK. I gotta ask: Is this a joke?

    No? GOOD! Cause I REALLY LOVE THAT!!!!

    There are others?!


    OH PLEASE SHOW MORE. The very idea is new and delightful to me!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  3. Your Bull Terrier Knight really makes me smile. And your others are really good! Where do you keep them, do you show them off in a cabinet? What a FUN hobby!! Will you be acquiring dogs from all the countries, or just chose the ones you like?

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  4. Tony the Terrier but Alfred has a certain ring to it Will you call him Alfie of Fred?

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  5. He looks quite wise and all knowing.

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  6. Alfred is wonderful name, I love it!

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  7. You could name him Alfred Anthony ???whatever your last name is! Hehehe I do think Alfred is what I would call him, though I love, at least when I was young, I loved the name of Tony. He just looks like an Alfred to me.

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  8. As a dog lover, I like your collection!

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  9. You must have a pretty neat collection! He is an interesting-looking creature!

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  10. He is gorgeous. Really, really gorgeous.
    And would have put the fear of God into the infidels...

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  11. Wow, so lovely! And I like all the other dogs of your collection

    (I have collected any cat and bunny charakters, but it is always random to find a nwe piece for my collection, I cannot buy such things)

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  12. Alfred is delightful, Denise, I love it. Aren't gift certificates great? :)

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  13. Your collection is such fun and I think this new one is very well named.

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  14. hehehe....he looks like an alfred!!!

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  15. Wonderful post and as a lover of dogs and old English anything, I too think it was a fine gift.

    I think Patton had this type of bulldog if I'm not mistaken.

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  16. This is such a wonderful collection. I have to agree that Alfred works beautifully.

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