I cringe whenever I hear a well-intentioned person say, “I would never put my dog in a cage.” That statement comes not from a well-informed perspective, but rather from our having grown up going to zoos and seeing the animals behind bars, primarily to protect US from THEM. A crate is just the opposite… it’s main purpose is to protect the dog from us!
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Something else to think about besides high gas prices when you plan your vacation this summer: how can you protect your pet while you’re on the road?
This is Baron, all dressed and ready for his close-up, but he’s not exactly what I had in mind when I thought I’d write about dog fashion.
I remember when it used to be considered humiliating to dress your dog up, but now dog fashion is big business. No more homemade knit sweaters from Grandma! You can buy everything from jewel-encrusted collars to hoodies to holiday gear to hats for your favorite four-legged friend. And really, who doesn’t look good in a hat?
Below are just a few of the over 1 million pages dedicated to the dog who has the right outfit for every occasion (and the owner who has way too much disposable income!)
Most of these sites have figured out that no wedding is complete without dogs (perish the thought!). With June fast approaching, they are featuring tuxedoes, veils, and even gowns for Your Big Fat Greek Wedding. No word yet on matching shoes.
If you aren’t planning a walk down the aisle anytime soon, maybe you’d prefer some “everyday” clothes. My favorite pick? The rose and lace biker dress that all the girls will be wearing in Sturgis, featured here: http://www.kooldawgtees.com/images/BlkLeatherDress_1_.jpg
Now, I love shopping as well as the next girl, but I really never knew I could spend this much money dressing my dogs! Live and learn.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!