Monday, September 18, 2006

We have officially become “those people”

You know, those people who think it’s cool to make their dog look like a person. When we first got our cutie Peekapoo, the Pretend Husband decreed that she would never wear clothes. I had always had German Shepherds and other big dogs when I was growing up, so I agreed it was a ridiculous idea to dress dogs in clothes.
But there’s just something about a little, fluffy puppy that yearns to be dressed like the child we think we have. It all began with a Red Sox collar that Molly’s grandparents bought for her. It was allowed by the PH, but the rule was, “The only item of clothing the dog is allowed to wear is her Red Sox collar.”
Over the months that Molly became a full-fledged member of the family (and we quickly became slaves to her every whim), the PH seemed to waver just a little. I told him that a coworker recommended we get a sweater for Molly in the winter because her tiny little body would get cold in the snow. We watched her shiver last winter every time it took her too long to “go potty” and I think that made the PH nervous.
So, a couple of days ago when it was raining too hard to us to do much on our vacation, we ended up at Petco with Molly. And we somehow found ourselves in the doggy clothing aisle looking at very reasonably priced coats, vests and shirts. There were actually some dresses and some suade booties too, but the line had to be drawn somewhere.

So Molly went home sporting a very stylish pink and blue striped sweater (picked out, I might add, by the PH himself). And I refused to promise that it would be her only piece of clothing because once I got a look at how cute she is in clothes, I’m not sure I’ll be able to help myself.
I’m still not entirely comfortable with the idea of being the kind of person who dresses her dog like the child she has yet to have (is it weird that the PH and I refer to one another as “Mommy” and “Daddy” when speaking to the dog?) But she is just so cute in the sweater. And you have to admit she’d look damn cute in a jean jacket. Stayed tuned for those photos just as soon as I can get back to Petco.


sj said...

oh my gosh.

seriously, i'm gone for one week and this is what happens?!

(actually, had i known about this new trend in the KAT household, i would have picked up some mickey ears for little molly..)

Molly said...

She looks adorable! I always thought I would be a cool and trendy mom but I dress my Ned up for any occasion I can (and he will probably turn on me when he is old enough). However, Ned is a child and not a dog, but still, I was the same as you! He has been a pumpkin for his first Halloween, an Easter Bunny for his first Easter, wore a Santa hat for his first Christmas and last Halloween was dressed as a monkey with a banana coming out of his head. This year he will be Pablo from the Backyardigans. Yes, I am sad, pathetic and cruel. But it's fun!