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Are Halloween Costumes OK for Pets?



Humiliated? Bemused? Trying to remain dignified?



Resigned? Bored? Shy?


Feeling French? Enjoying the attention? Frisky?


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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5:39AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

thanks for sharing

3:16PM PST on Nov 27, 2013

In my opinion it depends on the animal. Some are easy going and don't mind dressing up to please their owners. Others are clearly bothered by it. Treat your pet like you would a friend and don't force them to do anything that makes them uncomfortable.

6:53AM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Saw the ultimate in humiliation for a dog............. a squirrel costume.

3:28PM PST on Nov 8, 2013

There's really something wrong with people who insist on humiliating animals.

10:11PM PST on Nov 7, 2013

Heh. The witch cat doesn't mind, but is thinking about the unusual feeling of it.

5:11PM PST on Nov 7, 2013

costumes are great but only if they are able to remove them&actually enjoy wearing them. some pets just dig dressing up others dont

2:28AM PST on Nov 7, 2013

They do look cute if they are willing to wear it but they shouldn't be forced, it's not natural after all.

6:23PM PST on Nov 5, 2013

depends on the pet and costume : )

4:31PM PST on Nov 5, 2013


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