Monday, 8 June 2009

Manly Monday (with roses!)

Tom: Looking at the weather outside, I would almost be tempted to call it Miserable Monday instead, but #1 and I did manage to get out this morning before it started pouring, and I had an excellent run, with a lot of stick-fetching involved.

We will hark back to sunnier days with our first photo, an excellent example of how manly (or is it dashing in this case?) it is possible for a boy dog to look against a background of roses:

Actually, the weather was glorious all of last week, so I had every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. We even went to some different locations!

#1 thinks this photo is funny. I am munching on a stick which, as you know, is one of my favourite things to do. #1 says I look like I am chewing on a big fat cigar!

Pretty manly, don't you think? More manly, perhaps, than being photographed with one of my cuddly toys?

But I love my cuddly toys almost as much as I love chewing on sticks!

And finally for today, we have a special photo for Clive's Little Man! Yes, #1 DID see the Eiffel Tower yesterday!


  1. What fab pics. We loved seeing them.

    Sorry about the linky to Marko - he's at:

  2. Beautiful pictures!

    Adele, Vincent & Bella

  3. Those roses are gorgeous and you look very dashing sitting in front of them. ~S,S & C

    I like to chew on sticks too. ~Fenris

  4. haha TOmmy is your saying with your stick cigar " here's lookin' at you kid" with a sassy wink.. and the roses are very manly, you resembles Fabio :))

  5. Tommy, we love every photo we see of you, manly or not. Those roses make a gorgeous backdrop for you and oh that cigar!!!

    Woos, the OP Pack

    Pee Ess, send Mom an email and she will send you the instructions.

  6. Yay for Manly Monday! You know, if it's miserable on Manly Monday, it just means you didn't get enough snuggles on Saturday or Sunday. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Pei laughter.


  7. Tom, you with that stick...! Too cute. How awesome that #1 got to see the Eiffel Tower. We've only seen it in pictures. said to tell #1 that she too spent way too much time in 4's and 8's, but as a master (meaning old). The single is much more blissful!

  8. Roses make you look "Dashing!"

  9. WOW!

    What a handsome fella!

    I understand YOUR day today: that is what I had fur three days last week!

    Tank woo fur sharing your pikhs AND #1's Eiffel Tower! I'm sure Khlive's Little Man will be THRILLED!


  10. Tom, you've discovered the secretly of manliness...only real men are confident enough to pose in front of roses, or with soft toys, or snuggly kitty girls! You look great, and we wish we had a woofie friend like you.

  11. Tommy, we think you are one soft cuddle bear!

  12. Tommy you're the best!
    But weather is awfull....

    ViVi & AB

  13. cool pics - and looks like you had a wonderful run before the bad weather


  14. I love your pictures. It looks absolutely gorgeous there.

  15. My favorite photo is the 3rd one, because you look like a happy young pup!

  16. hi Tom, the best thing about being a manly dog is that no matter what you do, or what you are posing with, you always look FABULOUS!


  17. Just wish you could have heard the screams of surprise and delight!!

    The little man is absolutely thrilled with that photo! Thank you so much!!

    Tommy - we also love the photo of you with that stick - looks like you're enjoying a Havana alright!

    lots of woofs from
    Clive and the gang

  18. What a handsome manly dog you are, and a gentleman too with roses!

  19. Lovely photos and the pics on Snuggly Sunday were great.

    9 and Chani

  20. nice to meet you all! can i has a dog? i has 2 dog uncles, but they don't lives with us :(


  21. The roses are divine!! And you do look dashing! Louis XIV would have considered it quite manly to be milling about rose bushes, so why not you, Tom?! Have a look at one of his portraits -- expressions of manliness have changed somewhat in the last 300 or so years! The stick/cigar pic is hilarious. My hub likes to chew on cigars (and also smoke them which I think is totally yuck), so you can come join him in our backyard anytime!

  22. Tommy there is nothing wrong with playing with a cuddly toy!! My best friend is a little stuffed purple cat named Romo!

  23. Oh my!
    We have some catching up to do. Our mom is finally setting us free from the pain of blog-hiatus and we are BACK!

    Our mom is giggling over your "cigar," you're supposed to wait till your a bristle-whiskered old dog before you start that stuff. Stick with the roses!!

    Abby & Stygia

  24. What lovely pictures! You look so sweet with your cuddly toy.

  25. Tommy, are you pretending that you are chewing on a cigar, too? We can just imagine you in a cool hat, with a glass of whiskey in paw. MOL:)


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