12 Pictures of Animals in Clothes for National 'Dress Up Your Pet Day'
If you've ever had the inclination to dress up your dog in a silly cowboy outfit against his will, January 14th is the day to do it.
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According to questionable holiday calendars we found online, today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. At first glance, it appears to be a holiday designed for people who frequently stuff their pets into tiny human clothes, but no, it's not; those people don't need an excuse to dress up their dogs, cats, or hamsters. National Dress Up Your Pet Day was intended for you, the casual pet costumer, as a way to rationalize your deep-seated desire to dress your corgi in a tiny Harry Potter costume.
Not feeling cowboys or Harry Potters? Here's a bunch of other ideas for dressing up your pet against its will:
This little fella, a shih-tzu named Chibi, was photographed at a doggy fashion show in Tokyo. Git along, little doggie.
Now that we've seen a cowdog, here's Hitomi, an exotic shorthair cat, looking as miserable as ever in her cowcat costume.
Don't lie — if this little guy showed up to drive you to the airport, you'd think about it for a second, then you'd get in the car anyway.
The Queen of Cats
We got this information from a dubious source, but in Minsk, where this photo was taken, cats are apparently royalty.
Guinea Pig Santa
This picture was taken at a fashion show thrown by Moscow's Club of Friends of Guinea Pigs. But now that we think on it, we're not sure the rodent in this Santa suit considers the guy who stuffed him into it his "friend."
Much like its owner, this pooch rolled out of bed and threw on some pajama pants before heading out for brunch.
Hairless Cat Hat
Hairless Russian cats get cold. Heat leaves the body through the head. Problem solved.
Rocco here is dressed in a tuxedo inspired by the one worn by Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2008 Oscars. We think Leo wore pants, though.
Floppy Bonnet Feline
At Pets Fashion Week in Moscow, this cat models the latest fashion in catwear: a floppy sunflower bonnet, presumably inspired by Mayim Bialik's "Blossom" character circa 1990.
Oddly enough, this guy hates reggae.
In Seoul, South Korea, the folks at the city's aquarium dress up the penguins in traditional hanboks on Lunar New Year. Now it's a party.
We found Waldo at a carnival in Spain. He's a terrier. And he's terrible at hiding.