I am a pet owner.
And I love my animals looking good.
This means I brush them, bath them if they roll in gross things. I feed them good healthy food. I walk the dog to keep her exercised (both physically and mentally). I play with them. I have a second mortgage to pay their vet bills (you think I am kidding?).
I have put funny hats on Chevvy, much to her dislike.
She even has a cute T-shirt to wear when it gets colder.
Not that I would ever try that with the cats…they both have quick reflexes and sharp bits.
So…I do what I can to keep them at their optimum.
But…there are some places I will NEVER go. And for good reason.
When I first these…I laughed. Thought it was funny.
It is the latest craze in China.
To turn your pet in to a wild animal through clipping and dying.
Places like the Ruowen Pet Spa will turn your pet in to any animals you want…for a price.
“If you can dream it, we can make it come true,” Sun Ruowen owns the spa and has been working in the pet industry for 10 years.
Sun charges upward from $7 to dye one ear to $300 for more permanent dyeing and trimming of larger dogs. Most dye jobs last six months before the hair grows out.
Not that China is alone in this insanity.
Dyeing pets is popular in other countries as well.
This sort of lunacy makes me a little angry.
Because it is the same mentality that docks puppies tails and reshapes their bodies through breeding to make them in to something they are not.
In this photo taken on June 14, 2010, “Spiderwoman,” a 4-year-old female Bichon dyed to look like the Spiderman, looks up from a plastic cage near other dogs dyed to look like a tiger and a zebra at the Ruowen Pet Spa in Beijing where half a dozen dyed dogs on display.
Some people claim it is good for your dog. Improves their mental well being.
That their self confidence rises with all the attention…
Especially when it comes from members of the opposite sex.
I can understand that I guess. What burly he dog wouldn’t want to mate with a female that looks like a camel ???
Or a tiger ??? It has to be good doesn’t it ? I mean what kitty doesn’t dream of growing up to look like a panda ???
Seems to me though…that this guy might end up on the couch discussing his identity crisis.
It begs asking the question. What damage are all the chemicals doing to these animals when used over and over again ?
One last thing. This looks cute – right ??
The eggs are injected with chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, while others use “harmless” food coloring. Many chicks die before hatching so that a few can make it out in to the world as a novelty item.
And they call us the intelligent species ??