One last word on doggie Halloween costumes
In response to yesterday’s post — the one that questioned whether dogs really enjoy the way we outfit them for Halloween, and whether all the money we spend doing that might be put to better use — a reader sent along a couple of links to YouTube videos.
The video above features a Boston terrier who has been equipped with a pig nose.
Perhaps I would be anthropomorphizing to assume that he’s humiliated by it all — getting humiliated being a human condition. Boston terriers are, after all, masters of the what-the-hell-is-going-on-here look, even when nothing is going on.
But my best guess is neither the pig-nosed dog, nor the Chihuahua clad in an army tank (below) is thoroughly enjoying the experience.
If anthropomorphization is bad, what about porcinepomorphization? And weaponpomorphization?
Posted by jwoestendiek November 3rd, 2011 under Muttsblog, videos.
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