(note the small t).
We awoke this morning to snow and a temperature of one degree. Everywhere was slushy and wet and the sky was a dark grey.
Remember that Tess had a haircut yesterday - quite a close haircut after having a winter unshorn where her hair had got long and shaggy. What to do?
Nothing said the farmer. She is a farm dog, she will take it in her stride. I reminded him that when the weather took a turn for the worse he put on an extra fleece not went out in a T shirt rather than an anorak.
So when I was out for our coffee gang meeting this morning I bought her a little waterproof, fleecy lined jacket. I guessed at the size, got it home and found it was too small and had to go back into town to change it for the next size up, which is marginally too big.
Does she appreciate it? No she does not. She absolutely hates it and her lunchtime walk really was more of a lunchtime drag. But she must wear it for a day or two while this weather lasts. I cannot risk her getting a really bad chill. Hopefully she will become more accustomed to it.
What was the farmer's reaction? "How degrading" was his only comment.