What I don’t get (much to my dogs’ relief, I’m sure) is why there is any reason at all to put your dog in a frilly dress. How do I know such things even exist? While hunting for a pair of the aforementioned Bitches Britches a while ago, I entered the term dog apparel into TradeMe. The results gave me quite a scare. Who even knew dog dresses existed? And what on earth is their purpose?
I very much doubt I’m ever going to see a dog throwing a tantrum because they don’t have the latest summer frock. If I did, once I’d picked myself up from the floor where I’d fallen in shock, I’d still be struggling to comprehend two things – firstly, that the dog in question is more eloquent than Mr Ed, which could possible be part of why, secondly, the dog has more issues than a newspaper.
It’s not just any old dresses you can buy for Poopsie and Schnookums though - you can even buy your dog a WEDDING DRESS! Now that just opens up a whole new can of dog tucker for dissection but back to the original topic of clothing … why would anyone put their dog in a fancy dress bumble bee costume, or parade her round in a little ladybird suit? Aside from the health issues of overheating and hygiene, dogs come pre-packaged with their own gorgeous coats; when did the good old dog hair they’re born with become so uncool?