How far would you go to show off your pet?
Some dogs have their own Instagram and Facebook pages, others are dressed up in ribbons and bows, carried in bags, even employed as professional personalities. If the pictures are proof, most of these pets are having a ball.
Speaking of which…
The latest trend to displace the better judgement of otherwise responsible pet parents has emerged. Dog owners are covering their canine companions’ most sensitive areas with glitter.
According to Rare, the trend was first introduced to the public by the Royal Paws Pet Salon, which was quick to distance itself from the flashy new treatment.
“I just thought I would let everybody know the latest creative grooming trend is glitter,” the caption of their Facebook post reads. “Please know that I love doing creative but, I will NOT be doing this. Posting for your entertainment.”
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“Now this is ballsy fashion 🙂 🙂 :)” commented Wendy Hawthorne.
Whether or not you appreciate the style, this trend is no threat to the health of a dog, if done right. Groomers have been using corn syrup to apply the edible glitter, which most will eventually lick off.
Still, it’s not for everyone.
“I want to stay as far away from my dogs business end as possible,” commented Hayley Owen. “As much as I love him our relationship is purely a strong friendship and don’t want to be putting edible body paint on his ball sack!”
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.