You know what I mean….you’ve seen ‘em. Those snooty looking canines with pedicured and painted nails. Fluffed, puffed and coiffed dogs sporting a sweater that looks very LaCroix. . .Gucci-ish shoes….and diamond chokers from Tiffany’s ….have you ever seen a Great Dane look so ridiculous?
Be that as it may, there does seem to be an upward trend in the occurrence of canine couture in the world at large (see A Dog’s Life in Beverly Hills on You Tube…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2TDAq9frqM). After seeing these doggie divas online and on the street, one is tempted to the question that comes to mind after seeing a film with either Ryan Reynolds or Charlize Theron….are clothes really necessary?
1) Clothes Do keep dogs warm, despite an average body temperature of about 102 fahrenheit. Imagine a short-haired pooch, like smooth Chihuahua cavorting through the snow covered streets of Chicago….to prevent this creature from becoming a furry popsicle, clothes are definitely in order.
2) Wearing a distinctive garment makes your dog stand out in that leash free park. Especially if you own a popular breed, say a black Labrador, having your dog wear a bright red sweater makes for a stand-out animal, one which is easily spotted at a distance or in a group. Keeping track of the pooch is much easier this way.
3) Having your dog wear clothing provokes the much sought after “how cute” response…a valuable tool in attracting the people you most desire.
Of course, you could go the traditional route and let your dog go naked…but think how much more attention you’d attract if you are naked as well. Just visit you local nude beach or clothing optional resort (make sure to check and make sure that they are pet friendly). Or, if you visit San Francisco, simply walk down the street.