Costumes no treat for pets
by MONICA COLLINS September 19, 2011 6:16PM
Updated: November 27, 2011 1:22PM
Q. Recently I was browsing a dog magazine. One stinker turned me off: “How To Get Your Dog Into A Halloween Costume.” What’s your stand on Halloween costumes for dogs?
Woofers of all sizes are nudists by nature and want to wear their birthday suits on Halloween. Actually, if a dog must wear anything on the ghouls’ holiday, neckwear — a cute scarf, bowtie, flashing ruff of orange and black — will do the trick nicely since pet dogs are already accustomed to neck restriction from their everyday collars.
Q. Before she died unexpectedly, my late daughter adopted an Australian shepherd, Dos, from her fiance’s mother. The dog spent a lot of time at our house and I decided to adopt a dog from the same litter, Koda, a wonderful pet. Koda and Dos do not get along now. They go after each other immediately. Dos is still intact and I cannot convince my daughter’s former fiance to neuter him. Is there any chance they will eventually be friends?
Koda and Dos do not get along now. They go after each other immediately. Dos is still intact and I cannot convince my daughter’s former fiance to neuter him. Is there any chance they will eventually be friends?
You and your daughter’s former fiance must have bigger issues, which start with the reasons he won’t do the responsible thing and fix his dog Dos. Why not suggest a walk together, with both dogs, and start the conversation. Snappish dogs do much better together when they are on neutral turf, preferably outdoors and on leashes.
Q. In a column on fleas, you said, “Maybe your home has a few flying around.” Fleas crawl and hop but don’t fly. Pets can pick them up outside anywhere other animals can go.
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