NEW YORK – People and their pets often end up resembling each other, but image-obsessed Americans are taking that age-old relationship a step further, treating their four-legged friends to everything from spa facials to testicle implants.In a nation of surgically enhanced human breasts, teeth and skin, perhaps it was just a matter of time before the beauty stakes were raised for pooches and cats.
FYI, give dogs a break, go out and train, play, teach them manners, socialize them with other humans and dogs, this is getting ridiculous! Don’t the people doing this, these faux dog specialists have anything better to do?
“One end of the spectrum features dogs like Hops, a Maltese terrier who recently was given a blueberry facial, followed by a blow dry, and tooth brushing with chicken-flavored paste, at Manhattan’s Downtown Doghouse spa.”
“Groomer Ani Corless described this as the new normal for lapdogs.”
ME: NO, not new normal, disturbed people thinking it’s normal!
“These are man-made breeds and they require maintenance,” she said.
ME: What dogs need is not makeovers, they have real needs based on biology, not skewed psychology based on humans with obvious emotional and real problems…living in reality!
“Mid-facial, Hops ejected a tiny puddle of vomit, but otherwise did seem to enjoy the attention.”
ME: Can you really blame him? He could have been so upset being put through such unnatural behavior, both human and dog expected, it would make me puke too!
“More extreme — and painful — makeovers are also gaining ground.”
ME: Someone please stop the madness, dogs really don’t like this shit!
“New York Republican lawmaker Nicole Malliotakis says animals are subjected to tattoos, earrings, nose rings, chin rings, tummy tucks, even facelifts.”
“Owner of two Chihuahuas called Peanut and Olympia, Malliotakis has proposed a law to ban cosmetic alterations to pets in New York state, calling this “a form of animal cruelty.”
ME: Someone with some sense, it IS animal cruelty!