I caught Domino completely unaware first thing this morning, so she wasn't quite amenable to the idea, though normally she enjoys her modelling sessions. And, of course, it's cold and rainy outside, so we did the photoshoot indoors, which never yields the best results. Domino closes her beautiful green eyes against the flash.
First, we tried the hat on without covering Domino's ears, but that didn't look quite right.
Then, we put the hat on over her ears, but that distressed her somewhat. "Suck it up, Domino! It's just for a few pictures."
So Domino did. Suck it up, that is -- and posed prettily with her stunning hat (which strangely resembles a dunce cap!). But we all know that Domino's no dunce. How could she rule with an iron paw otherwise?
Here's a shot of the back of the dress. You can see that the bodice is hot pink satin, criss-crossed with gold trim, and little blue puff sleeves, and the skirt is overlapping layers of purple, pink and blue. It has quite a whimsical feel.
Unfortunately, the dress wasn't the best fit for her highness. It was a little large. On the pawsitive side, it didn't restrict her movements.
"I mai be a damsel in dis dress", says Domino, "but I'm still Queen an' efurrybuddy hasta doos wot I says."
With that (and without her hat), her tiny mightiness lays down to rest. It may have been a short modelling shoot -- but it was exhausting!
The moral of this story is that damsels in dresses don't need anyone else to save them, but themselves. And that sometimes, off-the-rack isn't the best choice.