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(Chron)   "Experts differ on whether Halloween costumes embarrass dogs"   (chron.com) divider line 66
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2010-10-21 07:10:23 PM
My dog licks his empty ball sack and mouth rapes unsuspecting visitors, so I'm sure he doesn't mind dressing like a french maid once a year.
 
2010-10-21 07:32:24 PM
I think our mastiff kinda knows he looks ridiculous in the ballerina costume :-DDD
 
2010-10-21 07:33:29 PM
This thread is useless without pits.
 
2010-10-21 07:35:55 PM
My wife loves to dress her large male tabby up every year. Chicken, lobster, shark, etc. She even has a giraffe hat for him.

He's not quite maine coon big, but he's about 25lbs without being fat. He's also a serial rapist of all the female cats in the house, so dressing him as a shark seemed apropos.
 
2010-10-21 07:36:53 PM
jehovahs witness protection: My dog licks his empty ball sack and mouth rapes unsuspecting visitors, so I'm sure he doesn't mind dressing like a french maid once a year.

Good to here, I thought my dog may be gay, but he's not alone. Good news, Good news.
 
2010-10-21 07:36:54 PM

Well, if Paris Hilton doesn't mind her costume, then why should I care?


www.fullhalloween.com

 
2010-10-21 07:37:19 PM
i243.photobucket.com

Ahh, much better.
 
2010-10-21 07:38:34 PM
Is it just me, or is Halloween just turning into a stupider and stupider holiday as time goes on?

Yes, the first part of my quip was rhetorical. Don't bother addressing it.
 
2010-10-21 07:38:36 PM
I think we can definitively say that cat's don't appreciate costumes:

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2010-10-21 07:39:47 PM
Doesn't matter to the dog as long as there is steak involved.
 
2010-10-21 07:42:34 PM
whidbey: Is it just me, or is Halloween just turning into a stupider and stupider holiday as time goes on?

Yes, the first part of my quip was rhetorical. Don't bother addressing it.


Since Che doesn't approve of it, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's you.
 
2010-10-21 07:43:28 PM
Joed112784: Doesn't matter to the dog as long as there is steak involved.

Hopefully not the steak featured in the movie "Poltergeist."
 
2010-10-21 07:44:38 PM
ronaprhys: es, the first part of my quip was rhetorical. Don't bother addressing it.

Since Che doesn't approve of it, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's you.


*sound of limb cracking under the weight of the troll*
 
2010-10-21 07:45:00 PM
I submit that *most* dogs are too dumb to notice. Cats, on the other hand, will claw your freakin' eyes out.
 
2010-10-21 07:45:06 PM
Kodiak seemed to take pride in wearing a bandana around his neck on occasion, so I would assume they can feel pride and shame. With the bandana on, he'd hold his head a little higher while on a walk and seemed to be more strutting than just walking.

He'd also get really upset if you took his collar off. He'd whine and poke it with his nose until you put it back on him.
 
2010-10-21 07:46:33 PM
My best friend's dog prefers to be in costume. She gets irritated when she's naked - I suppose she's modest.
 
2010-10-21 07:48:02 PM
My dog doesn't lick its own balls too often but sometimes he licks mine, got to be on the alert if I'm not wearing clothes.
 
2010-10-21 07:49:44 PM
Let's see, dogs engage in autofellatio, autocunnilingus, coprophagia (kitty roca), shin and thigh rapes and all sorts of scheisse fetishes with all sorts of scheisse and people are wondering if they're embarassed by Halloween constumes?
 
2010-10-21 07:50:37 PM
I think they more feel embarrassed for their pathetic owners, who have nothing better to do than dress up their dogs.
 
2010-10-21 07:52:46 PM
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2010-10-21 07:53:31 PM
enough jibber jabber, where are the dog pics??
 
2010-10-21 07:54:24 PM
I consider myself an expert on dog psychology, so I'm getting a kick out ofSQUIRREL
 
2010-10-21 07:58:53 PM
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2010-10-21 08:01:19 PM
cdn.thefrisky.comHow embarassing!
 
2010-10-21 08:07:19 PM
i213.photobucket.com

One year we spray painted all three newfies as giant skunks.

/it didn't show up too well in the dark...
 
2010-10-21 08:09:37 PM
Cats and Halloween costumes, in a nutshell:
corndogger.com

Also, just because:
rlv.zcache.com

/every day is Caturday
 
2010-10-21 08:10:48 PM
Seriously. The dog owner should be embarrassed for doing that to a dog.
 
2010-10-21 08:14:44 PM
I think the question is less whether they are embarrassed - although dogs are certainly capable of the emotion - and more whether the costumes make them uncomfortable.

A bandanna doesn't seem to cause any discomfort. But forcing an animal to walk around draped in lots of fabric and a hat when they can't understand the context?
 
2010-10-21 08:20:38 PM
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2010-10-21 08:25:55 PM
Came for the Boston in the bunny suit, leaving satisfied.
 
2010-10-21 08:31:30 PM

I strongly suspect dogs are totally incapable of embarrassment. But anyone who dresses up their pets should really be feeling it...


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This goofball would probably cooperate with any costuming, but I would never do that to 'er.
 
2010-10-21 08:43:42 PM
When my wife took our cairn terriers out and they got a very severe trim I laughed at them when I first saw them. They reacted like I had scolded them. I don't know if you would call it embarrassment though, more like they had just gone through this ordeal, wanted some sympathy and got me laughing in disbelief at the way they looked. They got over it quick.

Would never dress up a dog in some weird getup.. They are dogs, not kids.
 
2010-10-21 08:43:57 PM
When I was a teen, my mother had a shih-tzu she liked to dress up in little outfits. She dressed it in a little fishermans jacket one day and asked me to walk it. I looked down at the little guy and informed him that he looked like a dipshiat. He would not go until the jacket was removed. After it was off, he went happily. He never would walk with me when he was dressed up after that.

Dogs have shame. Who knew?
 
2010-10-21 08:47:05 PM
But dog love Halloween...

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... or the Klan.
 
2010-10-21 08:53:50 PM
Frankenpuppy has a sad...

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2010-10-21 08:54:36 PM
i love dog threads

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2010-10-21 08:55:36 PM
whidbey: *sound of limb cracking under the weight of the troll*

Nah. Not trolling. Just mocking. There's a difference.
 
2010-10-21 08:57:41 PM
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"Don't scare me. I poop easy."
 
2010-10-21 08:58:47 PM
They have experts (plural!) for this.

What has this world come to?
 
2010-10-21 09:36:34 PM
Paging Pocket_Pitbull and her wonderdog, Krypto
 
2010-10-21 09:44:09 PM
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pit and golden retriever that were too stupid to run away from a bored female
 
2010-10-21 10:00:13 PM
Pet psychic? Animal communicator?

There wasn't a single "expert" in that article, just a bunch of loons.
 
2010-10-21 10:37:44 PM
Bonnie V. Beaver, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, said unhappy animals are probably reacting to the costumes themselves or the limited mobility they have when dressed up.


Ouch... That's a name.
 
2010-10-21 10:38:26 PM
Recoil Therapy: One year we spray painted all three newfies as giant skunks.
/it didn't show up too well in the dark...


www.alicia-logic.com
 
2010-10-21 10:39:12 PM
Sometimes a real headline makes the perfect fark headline. This is one of those times.
 
2010-10-21 10:42:09 PM
It depends on the dog. Same as folks.
 
2010-10-21 10:44:56 PM
www.medialunchbox.com
 
2010-10-21 10:49:51 PM
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OK, it's not really a Halloween costume.
 
2010-10-21 10:57:15 PM
Occasionally there are some cool results:

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However this is just... disturbing:

costumepop.com
 
2010-10-21 11:57:27 PM
I think Blue would like to be dressed up, as long as there were skritches and treetz involved. I don't have any clothes for him though, apart from the belly band (a.k.a. doggy speedo) I put on him so he doesn't pee all over people's houses. He'll just have to run around nekkid.

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Poor little Goober didn't like the sweater Mommy made for him, not one little bit.

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R.I.P. little Goober, you were loved.
 
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