After last weeks slightly rant-y (is that even a word?) post you'll be please to hear that normal service has now been resumed here at Fretshirt HQ, with the start of Dog Week as the official Fretshirt twitter previewed our new "It's A Dog Thing" collection of designs.
You'll have seen the first of them at the wagging end - see what I did there? Tail end. Wagging. No! Nevermind - of the Anti-Knife Crime post, and another in the header of this post but don't worry there are still more to see as we work our way though the latest Fretshirt news.
Pretty much any dog owner should recognize one or more of the classic aspects of your furry friend's activities that may seem strange to us mere humans, but are second nature to them. After all, that's why they're "Dog Things."
From the impossibly long stick being carried with pride whilst clearly everyone else from the path.
The rapid soaking for all around following a good shake, and the apparent "pleasure" of rolling around in something that stinks to high heaven, and the annoyance that follows during the bathing to remove the said stink.
That latter design coming in both a male a female version which did cause someone on twitter to suggest depicting the lady in an apron, apparently in a kitchen, but not the man was "sexist" rather than a design choice.
However, as we pointed out, firstly there is no "kitchen" - and who would take their stinky dog somewhere they make food - but that far from insulting women, the wearing of an apron, in this situation would be the better idea to do. Making the man's actions the less sensible.
Either that or they are over thinking a humorous image?
Anyway, we hope everyone else likes the series of perfectly "normal" dog activities, so delightfully captured by are hugely talented artist, along with a couple of less likely events such as the dog cleaning up after themselves and the yet still to go live canine version of the floss dance.
And yes, before anyone asks, there will be a "It's a Cat Thing" series coming up in a week or too, despite cats being evil. (Wait was I meant to type that last bit? Well they are, so there. Dogs rule!)
Moving on... before all the mad cat ladies hit the comments section...
Of course, funny dogs wasn't the only thing happening in the UK this week, so, alas I have to bring up the B-word and talk about Brexit.
Yes, I know, I don't want to either, but apparently it's quite a big thing now, and not about to be over any time soon, so, of course, we had to do some designs.
Naturally, we are not going to be taking sides, because, well, there's enough of that going on right now and, as with the dogs above, & the anti-knife crime issues last week, there really needs to be something to lighten the topic, which is where we come in.
Once more are artist has come up trumps, converting the ideas from our team into fabulous designs, many of which may appear to take sides in the debate, but once you look closely, actually do no such thing.
Don't worry though, if you don't want to spend time thinking about your t-shirt, we've also done some that are a little more blunt in their opinion, whilst staying away from the more derogatory language that Brexit appears to bring out in people.
Remember, if you disagree with someone, attack their arguments, not them personally. That is, after all the first rule of debating. Not intimidation, or shouting louder than they are.
Okay, moving on swiftly before I get all rant-y (still doesn't look right!) again. with some fantastic news from one of our merchandising partners.
Those wonderful people at Exor Studios have announced their exciting new game to follow up from the wondrous Zombie Driver and X-Morph Defense with the base building epic that is The Riftbreaker [link goes to Riftbreaker Official Site] which will be available "sometime in 2020" and we can't wait.
Until We Fret Again.