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Dogs Be Sayin’

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YES I AM ONE OF THOSE

HELP STOP FELINE ABUSE

HELP STOP FELINE ABUSE

I didn’t start out like this. I laughed at and sneered at the crazy people who just couldn’t get enough of their pets, treating them like children. Then I met my loving adorable husband. He was a feline aficionado, a rare quality in a man to say the least. He never denied his love of cats even to other men, secure in his own masculinity to say I love….Cats. We’ll save the other euphemism for another time. ūüėČ

Now I am an animal lover myself don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t till I was on my own and had an apartment that I discovered all things feline. I was bound and determined to raise them with dignity, no cooing and coddling, they would grow to be the adult cats with the respect they deserved.

I worked with a woman at that time who had a Shih¬†Tzu¬†named Charlie.¬†It was one of those mop dogs,¬†the kind you wanted to stick a pole up its¬†bum and mop the floor with it. Supposedly a cute small yipper. Charlie went everywhere with her and it was Charlie this¬†and Charlie that. Charlie had to get his hair cut, She had to go right home and¬†make Charlie’s dinner ect… I’m not joking when I say this, for the first six months I knew¬†her, I thought Charlie was her husband till one day she comes¬†into work and mentions Dave.

My world spun! how could this middle-aged woman be cheating on Charlie? I was aghast in horror! till another co-worker who snickered and laughed at me said Charlie was her freaking pooch!

Now this part is sad I’ll warn you. ¬†Charlie developed cancer and mercifully was given¬†the gift of a peaceful death.¬†My friend was devastated of course and she announced Charlie’s funeral would be held in¬†two days for all those who would like to attend.

Wait, What? A funeral for a Swiffer?

My eyes rolled and I shook my head. Thankfully, I thought to myself, that I had to work and couldn’t attend, but I was lucky enough to share in the pictures of Charlie lying in his little doggie casket at his viewing. He was buried lovingly in a pet cemetery.

This whole melodrama was foreign to me. I was brought up that pets are animals and we may cry when they leave us but it is after all an animal and we move on. I believed that till my McTavish. I had Mctavish before I was married and he was a gift from a dear friend. Living alone I appreciated his company, his constant need for attention taking my mind off of the fact that I lived alone. He was a Scottish Fold and my constant companion.

When I married my husband, the feline aficionado, remarked that McTavish¬†was my ‘first’ husband since¬†a lot of my daily¬†concern was for my aging cat.¬†I was slowly starting on my journey to being one of ‘those’. We had¬†by then¬†added to our family several more feline children and as the years progressed on, our decisions even¬†ones¬†where to live centered around the cats. McTavish was by now an old man in cat years approaching 80 + years and¬†I’m positive¬†he appreciated that we moved somewhere that was one level only and I to this day believe it’s the reason he lived to 18 human¬†yrs¬†,101+ feline, but even then I still hadn’t completely transformed into one of ‘those’ quite yet.

Then ‘they’ came.

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Bindi Sue and Cheech

The two bundles of lil’ dog love that insidiously¬†completed the transformation and it all started with the first sweater¬†I bought them. It was January in Detroit after all. The frozen north and the two little ones who weighed no more than a pound a piece¬†when I brought them home needed extra warmth. They are after all Chihuahua’s and barely had fur.

They had to have coats!

cheech hoodie

They’re gonna laugh at me at the dog park

bindi hoodie

Help Me the crazy lady is at it again!

Now there is nothing cuter than Chihuahua’s in¬†hoodie parka’s¬†except maybe this

hairless cat sweater

Foolish feel I!

and this

min pin in sweater

I gotta wear this for how long?

and of course this

sd swester

I HATE YOU!

So now every time I go to PetCo¬†and PetSmart passing by the mini coats, sweaters, booties, sundresses and team jerseys, I call my sponsor from Pet Clothes are Just Too Damn Cute Anonymous. My sponsor is my husband who says only one word. “NO”¬†ūüė¶

Though recently he did have to admit they did look awful cute in their hoodies.

Now if I can only get him to let me have one of these!

shetland ponies in sweaters

Have a sweaterific day!

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