Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Dressing dogs?

I spotted the above photo on Tumblr today and it made me laugh -  While I do find the ocassional "dog-in-a-costume" picture amusing and kind of cute, I am mostly against dogs wearing clothing.

Personally I DON'T think it's ok to dress a dog in clothing, unless....
(a) it will save the animal from freezing to death
(b) you are going to a dog & owner fancy dress party
(c) The dog is in a witness protection programme and has to wear a disguise
(d) you need to hide your dogs embarrassing haircut or rash
(e) your dog is the mascot for a sports team
(f) you are seriously afraid of "naked" animals (crazy, yes - but who am I to judge)
(g) The dog loves clothes and dresses itself
(h) The dog fits in your handbag,  is practically hamster-sized and has short hair (these dogs are not bred to be treated like "real" dogs)

What do you think of dogs wearing clothes?
Do you dress your dog?

7 comments:

  1. OMG friggin hilarious! (the pic and your comments) LO flippin LOUD

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  2. Hee hee hee.

    I particularly loved the 'witness protection' one ;)

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  3. My friend from the US asked if she could bring doggie nailpolish for my mini hampster size dog. I replied with a firm "no".

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  4. Anonymous - I would say No too - for any animal, I think using nailpolish is going way too far.

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  5. Hie hie cute pic.
    Not a fan of dressing up dogs but I did love Knox in his little red bow tie for Cristmas.

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  6. Oh isn't that cute & funny!! I would only dress up my dog if I looked at it doing its business and it was freezing it's lil tail off & I could see it shivering. I would get a warmer thing for its body but I'm not sure about the hat?!?! =P

    Melanie's Randomness

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  7. yes, if your dog loves clothes and can dress himself. i say go for it!

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