It’s at times like this that I wish I had a second dog. Specifically a Chihuahua. A cute little female that I could dress up like I used to do with my Siamese cross-dresser cat when I was a child
okay, a teenager. I could have started the whole trend. He was a fully grown male that looked like a baby wearing a pink bonnet and frilly dress (taken from my doll collection). He didn’t seem to mind.
Fast forward to last Saturday when I strolled around Yaletown and discovered barking babies for the very first time – a lifestyle store for the hip and canine. Of course it’s hip, it’s in Yaletown.
If I had brought my mid size sheltie along he would have come across like a bull in a china shop with all the dainty little doggies
dragged in by their Lululemon wearing owners.
So definitely, yes, I can see myself shopping here on occasion.
And I’m thinking it’s only a matter of time before the designers have full blown seasonal canine runway shows. Can’t you picture it? I wonder what the resort collection would look like.
This is a BIG business. People treat dogs like children. There’s a theory that people who dress up their dogs miss having actual babies? Do you think that’s true?
Photos: d. king