MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say.
Americans will spent $7 billion dollars on Halloween this year. It’s gone from a cute night where kids dress up and walk around the neighborhood begging for candy to an adult money-making bonanza.
And $330 million of that money will go to costumes for…. yep- companion animals. It’s a market that’s growing every year.
Oh, it’s not enough that people stole the holiday from little kids so they could have yet another excuse to dress up like a slutty…. well, everything. Now they want their dogs to get in on the act. And some of you dare to dress up your…. CAT????
Look, far be it from me to spoil all your fun. I know some of you dogs have a more extensive wardrobe than your human. If you want to wear a costume, go for it.
But if your dog or cat does not go for the dress-up thing, then for Cats’ Sake, DON’T DO IT! Halloween is stressful enough on an animal, what with door bells ringing and all the visitors at the door. Don’t make it worse on your animal friends by trying to make them wear costumes. I wouldn’t let Jen set a birthday hat on my head. Do you honestly think I’m going to let her put anything else on me?
Remember, pet costumes are all the rage NOT because someone thought that was a good idea for animals, but because someone thought that was a great way to make some money.
If you MUST spend money on animals this Halloween, how about investing in some treats to pass out to the neighbors for their doggies.