Should Your Dog Dress Up for Halloween?
Do you dress your dog up for Halloween? Or, are you one of those people that refuses, thinking it’s just plain stupid.
Don’t judge me. (I have lots of friends that aren't 4 legged and I have a life) I know it is ridiculous; however, I buy sweaters, ties and t-shirts to put on my dog… For ALL occasions.Many of my friends have started getting outfits for my Yorkie too.
Have a birthday coming up? Teddy comes ready for the party.
Fall fashionistas beware, Teddy goes metro in this bedazzled candy corn sweater.
Ready for snow:
You know why I do this? Because it cracks me up. It makes people laugh and for heaven sake life is too short!
On the other hand, animal activists say it’s wrong for k-9 owners to dress up man’s best friend…
To a dog, a costume, fitting tight around the dog’s midriff and back, might well reproduce that ancestral feeling. So the principal experience of wearing a costume would not be the experience of festivity; rather, the costume produces the discomfiting feeling that someone higher ranking is nearby. This interpretation is borne out by many dogs’ behavior when getting dressed in a costume: they may freeze in place as if they are being “dominated” — and soon try to dislodge the garments by shaking, pawing or rolling in something so foul that it necessitates immediate disrobing.
Teddy doesn’t do this… He runs, plays and acts normal with his doggy clothes on.
I’m sure animal expert and doggy psychologist Alexandra Horowitz wouldn’t approve of this one either:
But, I’m tempted to purchase it anyway… Who wouldn’t give some treats if this guy showed up at your door?!