A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

August 16, 2012

Thursdays are for What the Hell is This?

I'm about to venture into hazardous terrain. I've been there before and we haven't always seen eye to eye. I'm talking about knits for pets. In this case dogs. As I see it, and I know some of you will disagree but as my father used to say, "That's what makes horse races," dogs have fur. They have been designed by nature to withstand weather. Just like a bear, lion or ape they can go about their business in the outdoors without being bundled up in sweaters. I know there are many breeds that nature did not have a hand in and those breeds do have a hard time retaining their body heat. Some dogs might like a coat from time to time, I will concede. But no dog ever asked for this.

Is the dog cute? Absolutely. Does its owner love it? I'm sure. But what are those leg warmers supposed to be doing there on those dog legs covered in completely good fur? Then I realized, "Sweet fancy Moses! It's happened. We live in a world where people dress their dogs in leg warmers just because."

A brief search showed me that it was true.

And once you start accessorizing can you ever stop?


willowgreen said...

I do love Thursdays thanks to you! Thanks for the giggles!

sherrybella said...

Ha ha that one makes me laugh, especially the one with the hat, scarf and leg warmers!! Thanks for the fun!