Let's just state the obvious. I have plenty of hair to keep my entire body warm. I have no need for clothes. I understand that you do - you look so funny without them!
I just don't understand your obsession with dressing me in people clothes. Frankly it's embarrassing.
Would you do a little research and find out if this is a new phenomenon? People dressing dogs? Who started all of this?
Love and lots of kisses,
Well, I did a little research and I'm going to be betting you won't like the answer.
Evidently humans have been hanging things about canine bodies for, well, ever since you decided to lie down by our nice warm fires. .DNA evidence, my dear Schatzi, affirms that dogs share a common ancestry from Asia and about 20,000 years ago, dogs and humans became friends and partners.
The first things we hung on your bodies were collars, of course, There are still preserved leather and gold collars, from Egypt and a collar on the Pompeii dog that tells of his heroism. There were jewel collars and spiked collars, Japanese dogs of wealthy Samurai had their own matching suits of armor.
In Europe, royalty adorned their dogs with coats and furs, jewels and precious metals King Louis XI's King Cavalier Spaniel had a red velvet collar studded with rubies and pearls..
I'm not exactly sure when the costumes began, but it is a more recent event - probably fostered by advertising agencies. You look very cute in this Reindeer outfit - even though it took three of us to hold you down to dress you.
I understand the embarrassment though, because my mother once bought me a full wool coat the was checkered bright yellow, red, blue and green. It was so expensive that I was forced to wear it all winter even though I felt it was hideous.
So, Schatzi, I will promise you, that you can be naked from now on except for a safety collar, because you are beautiful just the way you are.
Everyone thinks their gorgeous new puppy belongs on the cover of VOGUE!
Of course with a few photo apps, it can happen...at least for your own enjoyment.
But how do you get that puppy to pose sweetly for a photo when all it wants to do is wiggle and roll and bite and chew and pee?
So Grab Your Camera - Here are 5 Tips that my mom uses for Picture Perfect Puppy Photos...(Say that 3 times fast).
1. A Good Puppy Is A Tired Puppy
Before mom tries to take my photo we have a long play session or a walk or sometimes both. That gets me excited and tired. After our play time, mom sits with me calmly until I am relaxed and more willing to listen to her and stay where I am put.
2. Relax And Be Patient
When I'm doing something cute, mom jumps up and grabs the camera and ALWAYS misses the shot! When she prepares a setting, thinks about the shoot, positions me and just talks to me, I will do almost anything she wants. She also takes lots of photos and tosses out the bad ones. (There are bad ones)?
3. Find The Best Light
Early morning light can lend a surreal quality to a photo. But mom says any natural light is better than a flash that could scare me.
4. Use An Assistant
Sometimes Dad is behind the wall, or under the table. He holds me in position and then steps out of frame just a second before the click. I am the STAR!
5. Keep Your Camera Handy
Of course those candid photos do happen. Keep your camera ready for the unexpected.
Don't Worry, Be Snappy
Puppies don't stay little for long, so get out there and snap those photos now before they grow up ...into DOGS! Take photos from all angles. Close up. Eye level. Underwater. Think outside of the box and your photos will reflect your creativity.
So you have a new RV and are planning your first trip out, but you want to take your dog or cat with you on your travels. How can you make the trip less stressful and more fun for your pet? Here are a few ways my mom says cures our travel anxiety.
Of course, a young animal is more adaptable than an older one, but a lot depends upon the pet's personality. We hope that you will be able to ease your animal into the traveling life by following these 5 Simple Steps To A Calm Traveling Pet, we are a joy, a comfort, and get you out for some exercise at least 3 times a day.
If you are a reader - Best Hikes with Dogs is a great book series that mom has used often to find amazing places for us to walk. Make sure you pick up after us – even little dogs - be a good neighbor, because someone else will be along that path soon.
I am La Schatzi - The Traveling Schnoodle! A Schoodle means that my mom was a beautiful silver Schnauzer and my dad was a chocolate poodle. I am traveling all over the country in an RV with my adoptive parents and I love it!