Snuggie for Dogs: "Too cute for words" or fashion faux PAW?
Some Divas thumb through trashy tabloids. My guilty-pleasure periodical? SkyMall -- you know, that airplane catalog of oddities like the Spy Pen and the World's Largest Crossword Puzzle. My favorite section is Pet Products: page after page of animal accoutrements, such as the Canine Genealogy Kit; the Pet Ramp, to help your arthritic pup climb into bed with you; and a rolling pet carrier for dogs on the go.
But in the battle to create the most embarrassing pet product on earth, no one -- not even SkyMall -- can trump the Snuggie for Dogs. It's exactly what it sounds like: a fleecy, blankety tunic for your pooch can throw on during cold walks or just lounging on the couch, catching up on Lassie reruns. The canine Snuggie comes in pink or blue, for $14.95. A video on the Web site says it's "just too cute for words.
Now, my dog Jackie wears a bandanna around her neck. And I know some people do the whole pet Halloween costume thing. But another expense for a creature who's already freeloading off of me? I'd rather keep my $14.95 and use it to hit the Ann Taylor clearance rack, thank you very much.
Divas, does this make me an insensitive pet parent? Am I the only one not outfitting my four-legged friend in loungewear? What's the most embarrassing get-up you've ever made your pet wear?
~ Deal Diva Dalia
(Photos: This collie and golden retriever will be mortified when they arrive at the dog park wearing the same outfit.)