Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wires in Weird Clothing

As I've mentioned before, I am not into dressing up in human-type clothing or seasonal costumes, and thankfully Mom and Dad don't believe in it either. I hear there is a holiday called Halloween coming up soon during which kids dress up in scary costumes and go begging for candy door-to-door. Last time I was at the petstore, I noticed there were Halloween costumes for canines too! Another sign of the crass commercialism rampant in America if you ask moi!

And to make my point, I introduce exhibit one and two entitled,
"Ridiculous Dog Costumes Created by Stupid Humans:"

I really take issue with some of these abominations! The "hot dog" and "piggy" are nothing short of offensive. I appeal to humans everywhere to spare a thought for their dogs before dressing them up like this. There is just so much humiliation a canine can take! Surely there are other ways you can amuse yourselves - one that springs to mind, dress YOURSELVES up in stupid costumes or read a joke book for gosh sakes. Leave us dogs alone!

No such luck for Colby in Canada or Bamba. Here they are dressed up in their fine costumed regalia.

Colby is dressed up as a DUCK (left) and a jock. Look at Colby's face in his duck costume - I think thinking "now how can a dog be a duck? I can't quack, but I do like to swim! This is thoroughly perplexing. "

Bamba's mom wasn't really dressing him up in this photo, but my point is, the wire is wearing a bath robe! Dogs, especially our very dignified breed, don't belong in robes, just look into those eyes, he looks positively possessed!

Well, I like to think this has been a very incisive and instructive post for all you humans out there bent on humiliating your pets over Halloween. If I have saved ONE animal from this blatant ridiculousness, than my time online today has been worthwhile!

I end with an interesting story I read this morning over breakfast. It seems a disgruntled lady in Romania is divorcing her husband after 50 years of marriage, because he spends his entire pension on food for the stray dogs that hang out around their home:

Eliza Barbu, 70, has grown tired of what she perceives as her husband's wasteful habit of feeding the entire contents of the couple's larder to a pack of 20 stray dogs up to three times a day. She said: "I cannot accept the fact that we are starving every week while he uses his entire pension to feed the dogs that gather around our house."

My hunch here, being an astute canine, is that Mr Barbu prefers the company of stray dogs to his nagging, bitching wife.



Bamboozle said...

Sometimes you just have to humor these humans. They don't understand the joys of rolling in something deliciously smelly, obsessing over a ball, or nibbling deer doo. In fact, they don't even know how to greet one another! So, you occasionally might have to put up with them doing stupid things for amusement. All in all, my humans give me a very nice life. If I can make them happy by wearing some silly costume, I am man enough to do so. And they do dress up with me, too, so I'm not in it alone. I'll send you a picture separately so you can see. Hang in there, buddy. When you love someone, you'll act like a fool to please them. Glad for you that you and your parents share compatible views on clothing.

Harry said...

That Yoda costume is AWESOME!!!!!

Windwizard said...

Hey Axel,

I saw your picture with your mom and dad where you are wearing a matching yarmulkes. Hmmm - me thinks that perhaps you have already compromised your personal principles on wearing human apparel to please your adopted human parents. Personally, I have confidence in my personal masculinity and my personal terrierness to confidently carry off any outfit, collar, or interesting haircut requested by my personal humans (I am raising a child also). I find the hours spent playing with my humans whether in dress-up, or in pulling wagons with them in it, or in playing games with them, have paid off in the long-run with perfectly tuned in and trained humans. I am never left behind or excluded of any activity as I make sure that I am an integral part of all activities. I am confident that this is because I have made it a point to always confidently participate in each and every activity. Yours in terrierdom. Wizard

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Antonio Hicks said...

I was just browsing various blogs as I was doing a search on the word halloween, and I just wanted to say that I really like what you've done with your blog, even though it wasn't particularly related to what I searched for. I appreciate your postings, and your blog is a good example of how a blog should be done. I've only just recently started a Posters website - feel free to visit it when you get a chance if you wish. Much success, antonio.