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Old 06-29-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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I can see it making sense for health/safety reasons but not the usual t-shirts and the like that you see. Growing up we had small dogs and the older ones frequently wore sweaters. They definitely show a greater level of comfort and happiness when you help warm those old bones.
Well,I guess what really bothers me is, Some of them wear better and more expensive clothes than me!!!

Okie
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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bailey and i went to an adoption event a few weeks ago where they held a doggie wedding ..... as a matter of fact, there were enough doggie couples that marched down the aisle that we broke the world's record..... i bought a little "wedding dress and veil" for her so people would know she was the bride..... didn't even attempt getting the dress on her because i knew that would NEVER happen.... the veil worked pretty well though..... another red heeler boy that is in foster care and looking for his forever home was her groom.... it was all in fun and a great way to get people out to the adoption event ..... there must have been 20 or better rescue groups there.....

sweaters for dogs in winter are understandable.... love the pic of shadow in her coat and snow boots..... also .... costumes for parades, halloween, or other events are fun..... not that i would EVER be able to get bailey to wear something like that.......

but dressing a dog up as a fashion accessory IS ridiculous......
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Well,I guess what really bothers me is, Some of them wear better and more expensive clothes than me!!!

Okie
Hahahaha! *hangs head in shame* I paid more than double for Shadow's winter boots than I paid for mine. Of course, she has twice as many feet as I do........
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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OK - dogs in cold weather protection gear is totally different than dogs in sundresses.
Exactly!

Okie
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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Yeah -- I see a lot of dressed up dogs (and nail polish!) down here (SW FL). I think it's sorta silly, but I'm not a fashion maven anyways so no skin off my back. I kinda wish there was a way to have a portion of the proceeds from such items (not protective wear, just costumey stuff) go to animal shelters, wouldn't that be nice?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I probably have the only Fila with toenails that are regularly manicured and painted, and he guards the house wearing a feather boa and a tutu most days. My girls dress him up and he doesn't seem to mind. Looks silly to me, but he's their baby.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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hahahahahhahahahaha......

now THERE is a visual.......
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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I probably have the only Fila with toenails that are regularly manicured and painted, and he guards the house wearing a feather boa and a tutu most days. My girls dress him up and he doesn't seem to mind. Looks silly to me, but he's their baby.
If it makes you and the girls happy I guess no harm no foul.
But what the dog is thinking...
Maybe is....

"Wow!" What humans will do to make themselves feel good".
"As long as they feed me,groom me and take care of me...Well Hell,I don't care. Who am I to complain?"

Eat your heart out....Okie!

"Okie!"

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Old 06-29-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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My dogs NEED coats in the winter!!! Pugs are NOT winter dogs and need to be kept warm in weather below freezing! And my chihuahua has NO hair on her abdomen and shivers when it's 50 degrees. Bigger dogs (where the surface to volume ratio is better) do MUCH better in the cold, and usually have thicker fur than my two. But my dogs NEED their coats.

And in NYC they put salt on all the streets and sidewalk in the winter. And it HURTS, so boots ARE in order. My pug limps from the pain of the salt.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I'm not into the foo foo stuff but I do have a JRT with a short coat and on occasion it does get cold so I do have a jacket for him.

I think it depends on the breed and where they live, many with short coats aren't prepaired for freezing temps and snow plus stuff like salt and other chemicals they put out to melt the snow/ice.
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