My Dog Spinning All Dressed Up!

Illustration:  She went to the sempstress  To buy him some linen,  But when she came back,  The Dog was a-spinning.  Mother Hubbard  Illustrations by Walter Crane  John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

.

She went to the hosier’s

To buy him some hose,

But when she came back,

He was drest in his clothes.

.

She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

.

Mother Hubbard

Illustrations by Walter Crane

John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

21 thoughts on “My Dog Spinning All Dressed Up!

  1. Dog revolution! I just wonder do the little ones knit the weird cloths that their “mothers’ wear them during the winter? Just wondering why do they have to shave their cute little fur?

  2. I love the fact that he’s checking himself out in the mirror, and looking quite satisfied with his new togs… as well he should. But what happens next? Why is that stocking draped arm heading his way? Is the talented canine in for a swift cuff – or a loving pat?
    Quite brilliant illustration. So good I’d like to like it twice!!!

    1. Martin – you are such a wonderful follower! I will show the balance of this dog’s story! He does not get a cuff – he is very loved – but eventually he does die (for real) – Mother Hubbard loves him all the way!

      Elephant

      1. So glad to hear it. If I had a dog like that I’d love him too!
        In fact, I did have a dog like that… except that he never quite mastered the art of spinning his own clothes.

        Your blog is very very beautiful and I am only too happy to follow it. Keep up the good work – and thanks, very much (from all your avid followers), you can and do bring so much to my day.

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