'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 12 March 2012


I don't know whether to be delighted or horrified.

Part of an on-going TLVD post series, also entitled 'Why Dogs Bite People'.

Older posts:
#1 here
#2 here


  1. I vote horrified!

    That poor dog is cute Au natural ~ it doesn't need that silly getup.

  2. slightly funny but ohso sad on reflection!!!!!!!!

  3. I'd go for horrified !!

  4. I'm sorry but somehow I just don't find demeaning people who cannot defend themselves for whatever reason or animals who are in the same position acceptable. On a wider issue I'm not sure about designer dogs either. 'Twas ever thus (Boxer dogs being a particular example) but we seem to be storing up trouble for the animals who often have a relatively short period of their lives without health issues.

  5. I've never really understood why some people (past the age of childhood) like to dress their pets up. However there seems to be a lot of it around! Just look at all the images on the net.
    I guess it's a reflection of a sense of proprietary - of ownership. As in 'it's our baby-substitute, so let's dress it up and make it look cute'.

  6. The only pet I'd ever want to dress is a turkey - and it'd have to be dead first. I'd layer bacon over its breast and stick an apple and an onion in its body cavity.

  7. You're making my mouth water YP. Oh and I did notice you kept it family-rated. Thank you. Great restraint.