August 29, 2009
CREATIVELY GROOMED CANINES OR... ZOMBIES?
Below are some images from so-called "Creative Grooming
Shows" where poodles and other canines are groomed to
resemble pandas, fairies, camels, horses, American football
players, dragons, dinosaurs, chickens, peacocks, even the US flag!
Non-permanent powdered paint is used, the dogs look well
nourished and the maximum prize is just $1000 (£611) which
is hardly the main incentive, given travel, maintenance,
veterinary costs etc. Nonetheless, I still find these images
disturbing. What’s your take?
The owners and the photographer maintain that the
dogs enjoy all the attention. Of course, they have
vested interests. As a (natural!) white Bichon who's
had no "work" done, am I being unreasonable?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Credit: Ren Netherland/ Barcroft Media
Many thanks for your comments, visits and follower
links this week! See you Monday for my WHAT
LOLA LOVES spot! (And a bit more outrage...)