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Have you ever purchased a coat or sweater for a pet to keep it warm?

Response Percent Votes
No. My pet will never wear clothes
49% 365
Yes. My pet doesn’t have thick fur, so outerwear is necessary
30% 224
Yes, but mostly because I think it looks cute
10% 78
Not yet, but I would if I needed to
9% 71
Total 738


Pywacket 7 years, 3 months ago

You're right, Autie. Dogs in clothing just look humiliated. They already have coats unless they're Chinese cresteds or some other mutated, hairless abomination.

However, my corn snake looks sleek and elegant in his Dolce & Gabbana ultrasuede faux-leopard-print down-filled parka. He wouldn't think of going out in the cold without it.

On sunny days, he accessorizes with Oakley wrap-around sunglasses and a kicky red Comme des Garçons cashmere scarf.

Finally, to lessen the chance of a painful slip-&-fall on the ice, he always straps on his REI belly cleats for safe traction on those glazed winter sidewalks.

Lisa Rasor 7 years, 2 months ago

Ultrasuede and cashmere, together?? Oh, dear.

bkreed1960 7 years, 3 months ago

My cat already has her own fur coat, why would she need anything more?

Scott Morgan 7 years, 2 months ago

I can never find anything in a size - 12.

number3of5 7 years, 2 months ago

I have never bought a dog coat, but I have made them. I crocheted a red and green granny square for a beagle, and this year made a yellow and green fleece one for a mastiff. The mastiff is a house dog and when he goes on his daily walks he gets cold. His coat looks more like a horse blanket than a little dog's coat. Then again, he is about as large as a pony.

Kris_H 7 years, 2 months ago

My dog is really picky about what she'll wear. She doesn't care if it's designer, but it better not come up around her neck or involve sticking her feet into anything. But she shivers outside in the cold, so I found one that just lays on her back and buttons under her belly.

What she really wants to wear in the winter is a pile of blankets on the couch.

somedude20 7 years, 2 months ago

my dog wears a wonder bark that hoists up her dog cleavage then struts down Mass St

RoeDapple 7 years, 2 months ago

The b#tch already lives better than I do. She can buy her own d@mn coat!

Henry_the_liberal 7 years, 2 months ago

... how that dog got into my pajamas, I'll never know.

sr80 7 years, 2 months ago

i saw a grizzly bear in yellowstone that was acting like it was cold. i had a spare coat so i thought i would offer some solace. needless to say i am now recovering from a terrible other words puppy & kitty are just fine with what mother nature dealt out.

tryandkeepup 7 years, 2 months ago

In light of the story regarding the 58 year-old woman found dead of hypothermia, it seems we should be worrying more about people than pets.

CHEEZIT 7 years, 2 months ago

Why would you dress your animals? Refer to "Plugger" in the comics on Wednesday!

nonbeliverofprint 7 years, 2 months ago

I have a Chihuahua that has a very thin coat so I have to dress her up. The poor thing shivers so much she could fall over when she is outside. AND she loves her shirts...especially her pink Harley Davidson shirt. She has pink boots too but hasn't figured out how to walk in them.

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 2 months ago

I just got an email link to an animal rescue service offering to dig out shelters for the people that keep them for feral cat colonies that are snowed in. The truth is that animals suffer from hypothermia as much as people do. What's truly "horrible" aren't those people who choose to sweater their dogs, it's the people who force them to stay outside and don't even give them a doghouse or water that isn't a block of ice.

sr80 7 years, 2 months ago

explain to me how wild animals survive and domesticated animals can't,maybe it has something to do with us humans

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes it does. Thousands of years of evolution has something to do with it. And not all animals survive in the wild. The difference in life spans of even non domesticated animals is a lot longer when kept in a zoo and cared for than if the animal is left in the wild. A feral domestic cat has a life span of less that five years. A domestic cat cared for in a home with an owner has an average life span of twelve years. Most will live to 15 years and more if kept indoors.

sr80 7 years, 2 months ago

i totally agree,but the feral cats have lots of replacements to keep them going.both siblings & babies.

domino 7 years, 2 months ago

My dog do not now, nor will they ever have in the future, any type of clothing other than what the good Lord gave them! That being said, they are thick-coated dogs who LOVE to be outside in the middle of the winter - they will get too hot in the house and go to the door to be let out. They both have dog houses in the back yard and I have never seen either of them use them - and they are 2 & 4 years old! The summer is a different story - they love being inside in the air conditioning as much as possible! People need to realize that different dogs/pets have different needs. My dogs are perfectly happy spending several hours in the cold but other dogs can't. But I still don't go for the clothes on them. Take them out, let them do their business and bring them back in!

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