In these modern times, it is no longer surprising to see people treating their furbabies as—well—babies. To them, their furballs are their children. So the things they do to and with their furbabies are very similar to the things human parents do to and with their human babies.
Among the things these fur parents do to their furbabies are carrying the furballs in their arms like they are real babies, feeding them through baby bottles (yes, some people do this, especially when the furballs are just puppies), and making them sleep in beds that resemble baby cribs.
There is, however, one thing that most fur parents do to furbabies, even if they do not really consider their furballs their children. I’m talking about dressing the doggos up like humans.
That’s right, there is a wide array of clothes people can put their beloved dogs into. From simple shirts to elaborate costumes, dogs all over the world are dressed up to either look human or look funny. But, there is also another set of reasons why some humans dress their dogs up.
There are instances when fur parents put clothes on their dogs to keep them from feeling too cold. There are also times when furballs are clothed to keep them from scratching some parts of their body when they are suffering from certain skin diseases.
Taking it to the next level
Yes, some pawrents really take their jobs seriously in terms of making sure that their furbabies are kept warm or safe from any kind of injuries or diseases. But, while some take pawrenthood seriously, there are also people who take it to the next level. One woman from the Philippines named Erriel Saplala did just that.
When Erriel got a Dachshund, she decided to follow her mother’s advice and keep a famous Filipino tradition alive. She got the clothes she was Christened in as a baby and make her furbaby wear them. In a social media post, Erriel even joked about following the tradition of making her “child” wear the clothes she wore during her baptism.
Credits to Rappler