a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Fashion Police, Come Get Me

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Fashion Police, Come Get Me

SUMMARY: Why I do poorly in agility, I'm sure of it.
It came to my attention last year in agility class that I was the only one--The. Only. One.--with my shirt tucked in. A fluke? I started watching the other classes come and go. NOT ONE of the other gals tucked in their shirts.

OK, well, maybe this is a casual thing for agility and I just didn't get the memo.

Except today, well, I was at this party consisting entirely of agility people. Not quite so casual as the agility field yet not too dressy at all. And, yes, you know what I'm going to say: I was THE ONLY ONE with my shirt tucked in among the female types. Many of the mens tucked in thems shirts (not all, but many). But no, I have somehow missed an entire fashion boat.

But wait, there's more: I carefully, as always, picked socks to match my shirt (which was, of course, tucked in). Guess what. Do other ladies's socks match their shirts? No! Because they weren't wearing socks! Not a single female in that whole group. It's not like I'm wearing socks with birkenstocks or anything nerdy like that; I had real shoes on.

Oh, crap, I'm the only one NOT WEARING SOME KIND OF SANDAL.

At least blue jeans were in ready supply, so I was not completely head to foot wrong.

Maybe if I started dressing right, I'd run my dogs as well as all these other people run theirs. Ya think? Because, remember, in agility, it's all about the clothing.

I didn't take my camera in, so I borrowed this photo from Barbara S--just some of the gorgeous, charming, and talented women with their shirts not tucked in--Mary, whose aussie always knows what mary wants her to do and usually gets the highest points of anyone in the gamblers opening, Wendy who runs an astonishingly fast border collie AND an astonishingly fast papillon and keeps up with them, one of the Lauras, who has taught half the people in the universe how to do agility and started her own agility organization, and another Laura, who does amazing agility things with a team of small black kick-yer-ass dogs plus has a kick-yer-ass blog. Also, they are not wearing socks.


  1. I can't even remember the last time I tucked a shirt in. I actually buy only buy shirts that look okay without being tucked in. *Hate* having to tuck my shirt in.

    Well at least now you have a concrete action plan to improve your agility!

  2. Sadly I wear socks with my Teva sandals all the time. The fashion police are circling my house as I type.

  3. I'm sure things are different in Colorado.

  4. LOL. I didn't even notice your attire

  5. I actually doubt that anyone else was thinking about it except me. :-)

  6. Funny, I just saw this. Apparently I'm not the only one. At least I don't have a pair of Crocs. I'm also not convinced that's a photo of Boulder. Can't imagine where it would be. I think we've been set up though I can't deny it wouldn't be too hard to get a worse photo that was actually Boulder.

  7. I was thinking about this post as I was walking the dog this morning in my pink Crocs. Well, not actual Crocs..cheap imitation Crocs. At your get together I would have had an untucked shirt..but would have been wearing shoes...and possibly socks.

  8. Only thin people, who feel good about their bodys, tuck there shirt in. LOL Did that make you feel better?