Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Commercial possibilities

Hello all, Aaron here. Christine wanted me to mention that Sam has lost 7 lbs over the past month…You may recall that prior to his recent troubles Sam had been under vet’s orders to lose weight, and undoubtedly his ongoing illness has been a contributor to that loss; but I think his progress was admirable, even before this bout of Yorkie’s Revenge.

Thinking about that got me to looking closely at my Sam’s shaved belly this morning and I began to wonder if it bothered him, laying there on the cool tiles without a protective layer of fur…was he aware of how odd he looked with his pink skin on display? And once his morning walks resume will the other dogs make fun of him? Will they shout hurtful things like, “Hey Sam, uh, most guys go bald on top first!” or “Sam, uh, uh, nice pink belly ya got there!”

Dogs are often mean, but very seldom are they quick or clever.

I thought about how I might ease some of his embarrassment and hit upon an idea. So, after a trip to the garage for an old sheepskin seat cover, a couple of shoe strings and voila, I had it! The Tummy Toupee.

Looked pretty good I thought, could even have commercial possibilities. It’s warm, protective, only slightly unfashionable, and lacks vermin. An all around winner! Kind of like Ugg boots for your belly.

I began to have fantasies of financial independence, where late night Tummy Toupee infomercials become the stuff of legend and Hollywood stars are battling to appear in our life story, entitled:

Shave it again Sam, or How to be Hairless and Happy.

I saw Sam being played by Brad Pitt, with Wilfred Brimley taking my role.

Alas, it was not to be…Sam took offense to the whole concept and refused to play along, even when I suggested that instead of Brad Pitt and Wilfred Brimley, we go with Rupert Grint and Salma Hayek, respectively…sure, it would require a minor rewrite, but I felt it was doable. Sam still said no.

However, I’m not ready to give up on my dreams. Sam and I will capitalize on this opportunity somehow…

I wonder if is still buying ad space?


  1. LMAO!!!!! I love it! "Uggs for your belly" Great comparison. Poor Sam with so much shaved. The toupee was a great idea, as I'm sure he is feeling very venearable.

  2. At least it's not one of those pet snuggies!!

    I was amazed when I saw your first solution. I was wondering how you got him not to take it off!

    The advertisement is fantastic! :)

    Hope Sam is feeling better every day!

    Let me know if any puppies say anything about his shaved belly. I'll give them a stern talking to!

  3. Very creative toupee - Sam; it ain't so bad - really! But the twist on the ad "sandwich" idea is excellent. I might even purchase space on your belly heheh!'
    xo Sammie

  4. Ha roooooo - you gave us a good laugh tonight. Hope Sam is feeling better.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  5. Well, there you are - taking advantage of the sick when they are recuperating. What else do you do - go into rest homes and put ads on the back of wheelchairs, hehehe!

  6. wowoowoowooooo!!!!
    What avery very creative and wonderful toupee Sam!!!!
    We love it!!!!!
    Hey Sam...if there are dogs who rag you during your us and we'll protect you!!!!
    Some dogs are sooooooooooo stupid!!!
    We hope your tummy is prtected against cold...your dad is incredible!!!
    And.....Mmmmmmmmmmmmm....can we purchase space on your belly!!!????
    We love that idea!!!!
    You and your family are the best!!
    Hope you're feeling better every day sweet Sam!!!!
    You're in our prayers and thoughts!!!
    Tons of love and kisses from Italy!!!

  7. Oh, poor Sam. But that's what you get when you eat eight cats in a row.

  8. Hope you´re feeling better, Sam!


  9. Oh, Sam! You are ONE tolerant pup! Ha roooo!
    I've had my belly shaved, too - and it IS cold! Don't worry, pal - this is the best time of year to grow your fur back in.
    Feel better!
    Play bows,

  10. Love the toupee. Thinking that might work in NYC even without a shaved belly on a cold snowy night.

    Hope you are feeling better soon. I'm sure just being around your own peeps helps. And very happy you don't have the C/T. -Abbey

  11. Woof! enjoyed your post LOL. I would LOVe to have a Uggs belly. It's my 1st year blog anniversary and just want to thank you for your friendship. Lots of Golden Thanks. Woofs Sugar

  12. Sorry to hear that Sam's been so sick, but good to see you're making the best of it ;)

  13. Continued good thoughts and PURRayers for Sam...

  14. Glad you're home, get feeling better so you can eat some beef! :)


  15. Ah...looks like a cozy fuzzy cover. Not sure on the ad potential...maybe there could be a matching hoodie with matching ad?
    We are just so glad Sam is home and chillin' out on the cool tile.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  16. Soooooooo funny :) Sam, your toupe is GORGEOUS and it looks completely natural. Those other dogs will never notice! Take care buddy, Farley

  17. Oh we love it Sam... You look like you will be nice and warm..

    Did you find Rhome?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  18. Poor Sam with his naked belly! We've seen a few of those around here and think the toupee idea is cute:)

  19. Just checking - HOW'S SAM DOING???-Abbey

  20. Oh Sam, you poor, poor thing!!! I have to admit, it is pretty funny!!! How did you not just rip that thing off?!?!? Hope your feeling better soon, my furiend!!

    lotsa licks,