By Rebecca Todd
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri May 17, 2013, 02:09 PM EDT
I’ve not kept it a secret that I find people who dress their dogs in clothes to be, to put it nicely, somewhat more than just eccentric. And many friendly, helpful readers out there have not kept it a secret that they really wish I would not express my views about dogs dressed as humans.
Unfortunately, they usually say it something like, “I wish you would catch on fire and fall off a cliff while simultaneously choking on your own vomit!”
Apparently, some people are very passionate about their fashionable pets.
Cat lovers are worse. This we know because they constantly post pictures online of their cats with cute little captions. I sincerely despise these pictures. I’ve lived on a farm and have seen cats commit truly heinous acts. You will not sway my opinion of cats with a picture of a cat dressed in baby clothes. I don’t care what they are wearing; they will still rip a rodent to shreds, eat its heart and drop the carcass on your front porch. Yes, you will think they are doing it for your approval, but no. Make no mistake about it; it is a threat.
I’ve recently become aware of another strange phenomenon: rabbit lovers. A friend of mine — we’ll call her “Nickie” because I wouldn’t want to give away her real name — is currently enamored of her newly adopted rabbits. They live in the house and have their own room. They potty in a litter box. I am told they have personalities and temper tantrums and favorites in the family. Currently, she is not dressing them up like people, but it is only a matter of time.
Take heart, dog, cat and rabbit lovers. You are not the only ones that are, in my humble-do-not-send-me-emails opinion, overly zealous about your pets. It seems there are quite a few chicken-lovers who are in the same boat.
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