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.
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!