Do not be surprised if you find your pet hiding from you today when you get up. They have pretty good memories and may remember that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. The day was created by Colleen Paige and surprisingly she is an animals advocate.
I say that because, I have never met an animal that likes to be dressed up! Ever! Now before you get all bent out of shape I know they can look cute. But lets face it, they were born naked! Well then, so are people. Actually, they are born more dressed than people!
Well, at least she picked a winter day where they smaller pets can be somewhat protected from the cold. Since many animals look like their owners, or visa-versa, at least you can wear matching outfits! Sometimes your pets may even look better in that matching outfit than you do!
But let’s face it, do you really think they like it!?! You notice there are no cats in these photos. That’s probably because when yo dress up a cat, you rarely have any fingers left to push the button on your camera.
Now I am all for spending time with you pets and having fun. It’s just that fun should be something shared with your pet, not solely in your eyes. Enjoy your pets, but let them enjoy you too.
How to celebrate – Spend the day with your pet. If you want to dress them up, ask them first. Make sure you get, or make, matching outfits.
Get ready for your pets favorite day of the year! National Dress Up Your Pet Day! If they have suffered… er, ah… enjoyed this day before though you might have to go looking for them. Pets have great memories.
Now there are two different schools of thought here. One is that your pet actually enjoys this and you need to pick out an outfit that fits their personality. However, which is more the probable, your pet is living through your eyes, this outfit may better fit your personality.
I’ll give you that they are cute. If they are cats, they are more likely to give it to you with their claws. Just look at how happy the cats above look! Study each face and see the joy in their eyes!
Dogs might be a little easier to perform your magic on. After all, a dog normally will go way out of it’s way to please you, and trust me, this will take a lot of pleasing. They won’t understand why you are doing this to them but as long as you are paying attention to them they will normally put up with it.
And if your up to a challenge you can even take on any kind of pet, though I do not suggest you dress your fish up.
How to celebrate – Warn your pet about what you are going to do. Keep a good supply of treats nearby. Lay out a row of outfits for your pet and let them choose which they want to wear.
Well today may make you happy but I’ll bet it’s a day your pet could live without. It’s Dress Up Your Pet Day! It comes every January 14th and I’m betting that most pets have this day marked on their calendars so if you have a had time finding them, you’ll know why.
The day was create by Colleen Paige who operates Celebrity Pet Lifestyle and is an Animal Advocate. She also created National Dog Day and National Cat Day. I can sort of see getting your dog dressed up. If nothing else you’ll be spending time with your pet and a dog will love that… being a cat owner, I can see a lot of pain and suffering for both cat and owner when you try to dress them up.
Yes, they will look very cute, but just at the faces on most of these animals and tell me they are happy with what you are doing! There are times when you need to dress up your pet, when it’s cold some need the extra warmth, though they’d probably rather sit inside by a nice warm fire.
While we probably think our pet looks like a rock star, I wonder what they think? Do they even know what a rock star is? Would a cat rather play dress up being made to look like a lion? Would a dog rather be dressed up as a wolf? (My bet is they’d rather just be given a bone or some catnip.)
But because they are your best friend, they will put up with anything.
How to celebrate – Take a picture of your pet all dressed up. Remember to give your pet a treat for letting you mess with them. Let your pet dress you up!