Buddy’s first Dog Blog — Holiday Costumes

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Hi, My name is Buddy and I’m a dog. Petfinder has asked me to write a Dog Blog for them about my life and thoughts. However, I want to start with an import message, the dog blog is for dogs only. People please open the computer, park your best friend in front of the screen and leave the room!

Ok, now that it’s just us pups, lets get down to business!

Business Buddy


As you know our most hated time of year is here. So I thought it was appropriate to write my first dog blog on the issue of humiliating holiday costumes.

Officer Buddy

It doesn’t matter what kind of dog you are, or whether you’ve been a good boy. At some point your people are going to stuff you into a costume to celebrate the holidays.










Now don’t get me wrong, a costuming can strike at any moment…

Birthday Buddy

…but it’s most likely around the winter when the people’s “holidays” occur.

While researching this article I consulted with my pal Sparky. He’s a noted expert in the field of human-ology (the study of people). According to Sparky “The best canine minds in the field still have no idea why people dress up their dogs in costumes.”

Sparky did however, inform me that there are three stages of dealing with costumes.

How to identify a dog costume, look for a tail hole

Stage 1: Fear
    The first thing every dog has to know is how to recognize a costume, so that you can try to run away before the people try to stuff you in to it. It can be very confusing because a costume can often look just like people clothes. The best way to tell is to look for a tail hole, since most people don’t have tails, its pretty safe to assume any clothing with a tail hole will end up on you, eventually.





Stage 2: Struggling

Shake your noggin vigorously to remove annoying headgear


If the people manage to catch you, you’ll enter stage two, which is struggling. It’s not easy for a person to cram you into a costume, and your job, nay, duty, as a dog is to make it as difficult as possible for them. Wriggle, shake, thrash, paw, even piddle if you have to, but don’t let them get the costume around you, because if you do then the only thing left is stage three.







Exasperated Buddy


Stage 3: Acceptance

At this point if you’ve failed to either run away or thwart their attempts to get you into the costume, then you must accept your fate.

Yes, you will be mocked.

Yes, pictures will be taken and possibly uploaded to the internet.

You may start feeling depressed but it’s not all bad. You may find some positives in your situation.

For example dogs are more likely to get petting and treats from strangers when dressed in silly costumes than when dressed in our normal fur coats.

So if you have to wear a costume, put on a happy face and try to enjoy it!

Black-tie Buddy

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first entry in my dog blog.