Doggy Dress Up

 |  Oct 11th 2008  |   20 Contributions


I came across this article and I thought it would be fun to see what Dogsters thought on the subject.

In Dallas, TX it seems that dog owners love to dress up their dogs. I'm talking everyday apparel, not just Halloween.

Parent: Denise Devora, Dallas

Pup: Chiquitita the Chihuahua

Ms. Devora, 32, an administrator at Mountain View College, got Chiquitita last April in San Antonio. Doggy couture wasn't a natural fit for Ms. Devora, although she's become a convert. "I never thought I would dress up a dog. I never saw that coming. We always had outside dogs; she's only the second inside dog I've ever had.

"But you see these cute little outfits, you think how cute she'd look in that, and one thing leads to another ...
"She just eats up the attention she gets when she's got them on," Ms. Devora says. "I take her to the mall sometimes in a carrier, and she'll be really good till someone notices her. Then she's sticking her head out, and then it starts. Then there's no stopping her."

The movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua was number one at the box office last weekend. In the movie dog star Chloe has her own wardrobe. The producers obviously realized that dressing your dog isn't just a trend, it's here to stay.

Go into any doggy boutique or national chain, like PetSmart, and you'll see sections devoted to dog clothes. I admit Lisa and I dress the pups up for Halloween, but the neighborhood kids look forward to seeing them every year. Okay, we do it for ourselves too. Other than that they go au naturel for the rest of the year.

Last year Bo even wrote a blog entry letting us know his feelings about being dressed up. You can read Halloween Humiliation and find out what he thought. I know Bo's feelings about the subject but I wonder if other dogs like to be dressed up?

The other day I was in the store picking up dog food when a lady with a small dog started trying to put a Halloween hat on him. He was squirming around looking like he was about to jump out of the cart when the woman turns to me and says, "He doesn't like be fully dressed, but he enjoys this."

That wouldn't have been my assessment, but what do I know. So....who out there likes to dress their dog year round? Who thinks you shouldn't dress your dog? Fess up, give me a bark.

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