Thursday, March 20, 2008

Doggy Sweaters

Hair Of The Dog: The Animal Lovers Who Turned Their Dead Pets' Coats Into Woolly Jumpers

From the headline, you might think this is a bit macabre, but it turns out to be more a bad fashion statement than anything weird.


At March 20, 2008 11:40 AM, Blogger cary said...

Bad fashion statement?

They don't look comfortable - a little "ruff" around the openings, I'd say...

At March 20, 2008 12:13 PM, Blogger jan said...

I hear so many people going "ew" about wearing dog fur. But love wearing wool, cashmere, and alpaca.

I would have some problems though wearing a Poodle sweater.

At March 20, 2008 12:48 PM, Blogger David Amulet said...

These people think they have a great idea, but I say they're barking up the wrong tree.

(I must say, though, that a dog-fur sweater is still an infinitely better idea than dog-fur underwear.)

At March 20, 2008 1:45 PM, Blogger Darrell said...

That's %#@@$# sick. Of course, I'm one of those people who loves his pets almost on the same level as people... so to me this is almost like having Grandma made into a hat.

At March 20, 2008 1:46 PM, Blogger cary said...

... a blue hat?

At March 20, 2008 3:29 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

ROTF, Cary!

Seriously, there is a lady that teaches how to spin and weave sweaters from your live dogs, provided they have poodle-type hair, or at least an undercoat. Prime spinning season is of course when the winter coat starts coming out.

I don't see a problem with that, but a dead dog sweater is pretty icky.

Of course, a dog hair sweater is a pretty good way to keep the Islamists at bay...

At March 20, 2008 7:47 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Do they have lampshades made out of the skins of their deceased parents?

At March 20, 2008 8:44 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

Whichever one of them dies first will be fashioned into a lovely trenchcoat.

At March 20, 2008 9:56 PM, Blogger cube said...

lol. Love it when you guys pull out the puns.

BTW they use shed fur from a living dog, not dead Fluffy's skin a la Ed Gein (the real-life inspiration for the skin-suit-sewing psycho from "Silence of the Lambs").

I think the sweaters aren't particularly attractive and they look like they'd itch something fierce.

At March 20, 2008 10:09 PM, Blogger Eric said...

I read it the same way at first.. like they skinned Rover. But you're right, it's just a fashion crime.

At March 21, 2008 5:19 AM, Blogger Caz said...

Sweet, but misguided.

It would seem rather less endearing if they knitted jumpers from the hair of their dead (human) relatives, for example.

The hair might be clear, and the sentiments pure, but it's would be tad psychotic.

So is this.

Suppose it gives "hair of the dog" a whole new meaning though.

At March 22, 2008 12:55 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i could not wear something i knew to have once had fleas, ticks or other crawly, biting creatures!


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