I did relent on that stance after I was married and have had a couple of dogs since that were allowed in the house. One dog we had was a black lab and collie mix and slept at the foot of the stairs, unless my husband was out of town, then he would sleep next to my bed. The next dog we had was our 216 pound Newfoundland, and he preferred to stay outside, on the roof of his doghouse and watch the world go by. In rain, snow, or sleet, he most often was on the roof of that doghouse. Once in a great while he would venture inside the doghouse, but he was happiest on the roof.
These were two dogs who never owned an article of doggie duds. No froo-froo sweaters or jammies for these guys!
However, not so for many dogs out there. For those who feel the need to dress their dachshund or dalmation, to spruce up their scottie or their schnauzer, there are a plethora of choices as seen below:
Or something a little more casual?
Or maybe it's a really fancy dance? (to the tune of $30 to $80)
Or maybe your canine is a sports fan!
It's chilly and you want your chihuahua to be comfy?
Or maybe you bitch is feeling a bit sexy and wanting to tempt some terrier?
Or how about a little faux fur for your pup? (only $225)
Perhaps a very elegant ceremony: "I promis to sniff your butt, and your butt only til death do us part."
We can get really fance with pearls and stuff!
(price range for wedding gowns $100 to $200)
And of course every dog needs jammies!
Am I the only one who finds the above absurd? Look closely at the faces on those dogs. They look totally humiliated and embarrassed! The eyes look sad and woeful as though to say, "Why are you doing this to me?" What is wrong with people??? If someone has $200 to throw away on a canine wedding gown, why not donate that money to a food bank or other charity to help humans in need?
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, or just old, but I find the fact that some people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on duds for their dogs ridiculous. If I offend anyone with that remark, I'm sorry, but that is my opinion and I'm sticking by it. Animals do not need clothes! That's what their fur is!
Ceasar Milan, The Dog Whisperer, says one of the biggest mistakes dog owners make is to try to treat their pets as humans. It's bad for the dog and bad for the owner.