OK, I have to draw the line, pet owners. Dogs do not – I repeat DO NOT – need a Snuggie.
I’d heard rumors about the Snuggie for dogs, but I didn’t believe them. I thought friends were just pulling my leg because I’m a dog person and I think the Snuggie is merely a bathroom worn backwards. But they were telling the truth. You can buy a Snuggie for your puppy.
For about $23 plus tax you get two Snuggies for dogs. They come in pink or blue. Be sure to pick the right color because your dog would be TOTALLY mortified if it was wearing the wrong colored Snuggie, which in this case looks like some kind of French cape from the early 1900s. I mean look at this dogs in this promotional photo. Imagine how upset they’d be if they had on the wrong color Snuggie. Their doggie family portrait would have been RUINED. (As a side note, the one in the pink looks like an Ewok that’s really suspicious of the photographer.)
While I’m not totally opposed to dog fashion – my dogs both have Halloween costumes this year – I do think it’s silly for most dogs to have outerwear. They come with outerwear – fur. They are genetically designed to have their own Snuggies. (Iggies and Chihuahuas – you are excused, you poor, shivering cuties.)
If there’s anything redeeming about the Snuggie for dogs, it’s that they made a commercial:
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll