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October 14th, 2004, 01:29 PM
Okay, now that it's getting colder it's time to break out the sweaters...for the doggies that is. Do you dress your pets in clothing? I have two pink sweaters for my german shepherd that she wears when I walk her in the winter or let her outside for any period of time. DH hates them with a burning passion because they're pink, but she's a girl and she looks so cute. Am I the only nutso here?
October 14th, 2004, 01:33 PM
i have a little chihuahua that shivers in the winter, so i make him sweaters :) he hates them, but it keeps him warm!
October 14th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Someone gave me a sweater for my Australian Cattle Dog but she doesn't wear it. She removes it from her own body and tries to eat it, like everything else that will fit in her mouth. I don't think she really needs one and she looks pretty goofy in it. She's this rugged, tough little dog in a....pink sweater with flowers? :silly:
Our other dog, though....she's a teeny tiny 8-pound miniature dachshund with extremely short fur and almost no fur on her belly. She can't tolerate even mildly cold weather. Not only does she have coats and sweaters, she has custom made coats and sweaters that match my kids' clothes. She also has a pink princess costume for Halloween complete with conical veiled hat. One of my favorite pictures from last Halloween is my daughter dressed as the very stern Wednesday Addams, petting the pink princess dachshund.
Yes, I am sick!
October 14th, 2004, 02:05 PM
That's a picture I'd like to see...lol.
October 14th, 2004, 02:31 PM
We cut up an old Polartech jacket to make a sweater for our Boston Terrier :razz:
October 14th, 2004, 03:19 PM
My guys have sweatsuits :inlove: , grey, with hood.
They wear them when we go camping in cold weather - I mean, come on, BDog is half greyhound :gabigrin: g
October 14th, 2004, 03:44 PM
I love to put my 2 mini schnauzers in sweaters in the winter. I don't know that they really need them, but they look so cute! :silly:
October 14th, 2004, 03:55 PM
My boyfriend and I put our little chihuahua in little sweaters for Christmas, mostly because it's so cute how much he hates it but can't do anything about it, so he just takes it like a "little man". I swear he makes faces at us...
October 14th, 2004, 03:56 PM
Of course you're not crazy! I dress my babies in sweaters in the winter time. I just finished some new ones the other day for them in fact! I have a smooth haired mini dachshund (My boy)and a mini doobie dach. mix (my girl). Hubby doesn't mind the sweaters(even though I went a little overboard and fru-fru with little girl's sweater this year), he really likes them and feels sympathetic to our boy being especially cold natured.
October 14th, 2004, 04:50 PM
BWAHAHAHA! *pictures our 5 Borzoi (Russian Wolfhounds) in parkas*
October 14th, 2004, 06:17 PM
I love to dress my dogs up :grin: Sooty is very good about it and likes wearing her jumper but Missy won't sit still and always manages to drag one paw out so she has to hop around.I don't know why she won't keep it on as a dachshund with short fur she really feels the cold but she makes up her own mind about these things :shake:
October 14th, 2004, 09:43 PM
That's a picture I'd like to see...lol.
I had to take out her face but the effect isn't totally lost.
We're not sure what Tofu is thinking here. I'm sure I'm glad she can't speak English.
This is my favorite picture of Tofu ever taken. We bought her these little fleece booties so her paws wouldn't freeze as she crossed the cold patio to get to the lawn last winter. She immediately ate off three of them, then glared at me evilly while I took a picture of her wearing the last one.
October 15th, 2004, 01:51 AM
:rollin: that's one ticked off dog!
October 15th, 2004, 07:25 PM
When I was a kid I would dress my cat Puff in my old baby clothes. He quickly learned that he couldn't really walk in a dress, since his back legs would walk up the inside of the skirt. BUT, because he couldn't run away, I could take him outside "in drag" and wheel him around the neighborhood in my brother's stroller. :D :D :D He was an indoor cat so this was a big treat for him.
It got to the point where all I had to do was whip out a dress and he'd immediately flop down on the floor so I could put it on him. :D He would even wear a bonnet, provided his ears were in front of the brim.
So, one time I was touring around the neighborhood with him in the stroller, and our mean neighbor came over and said something like "I thought you were a tomboy -- you're playing with DOLLS now?". Puff must've been focused on some birds or something, and the bonnet blocked his vision so when he heard her voice, he looked up at her suddenly. She yelped with surprise (hee!) then scolded me for being mean to my cat. She of course didn't believe me that he went along with it! Perhaps she thought I was giving him gender identity issues. :roll:
-=- Jen "That's the same neighbor that yelled at me for drawing hopscotch with chalk on my parents' porch... said it was graffiti!" Gagne