I certainly was not gorgeous in pink

Chipster crisps in Malaysia
Chipster crisps in Malaysia
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Hello Chipsters. It’s nearly October and that means the autumn chill is in the air, golden leaves falling from the trees forming big piles to play in, and cosy nights by the fire.

But for we dogs October also brings something we’re not happy about, but for some reason our owners just love.

Yes, chums, it’s the dreaded canine coat. That’s right, as soon as the slightest hint of autumn creeps in, so many of our owners are quick to dress us in all kinds of crazy winter garments which leaves the streets around Dunyelping looking more like a cat – sorry – dogwalk.

I’ve been dressed in some silly ensembles over the years, including a santa outfit, a pumpkin costume and a garish green number. Last year’s was the worst – a pink furry dog coat with a bell attached.

Does pink look like my colour, friends? No it doesn’t. And that bell was no good for sneaking up on felines or stealing food from the table – everyone heard me coming.

We’re off to the pet shop now and I hope I end up with something a bit more ‘me’ this year.

I hope you Chipsters are all wrapping up in something cosy and a bit more stylish than me this autumn.

Talking of Chipsters, just look at this week’s picture which my smooth-haired friend in Malaysia, who prides herself on her time-keeping, sent me. You’re so famous they’ve named crisps after you!

I suppose I ought to be offering bags of Chipster crisps as prizes this week, but instead I’ve gone for the healthy option.

Now, don’t moan, you’ll thank me one day, my friends.

So, take a bow Skyla Thomas (5104), Isabelle Jones (2103), Eleela-Mai Wall (2101) and Ruby Foster (1402).

They have each won fabulous family tickets to see that star of CBeebies, Mister Maker and the Shapes.

He’s the master of arts and crafts who is bringing his show to the Kings Theatre this weekend.

So get ready to make some amazing arty creations.

Chip, chip for now.