In my head, I know that people who talk about their dogs too much are annoying. Multiply that annoying factor by a million and you get the people who dress their dogs in miniature sweaters. I’m confused about where I land on this spectrum because I talk about our dog frequently and sometimes put socks on my dog as a joke. If I’m doing the math correctly, I’m pretty sure that makes me annoying.
All dog owners: keep reading. It’s worth it.
Everyone else: you have my permission to skip this one.
The only reason I bring this up is so that I can prove to you how hilarious dogs-in-socks is. If you have never experienced this, I’m about to do you a favor.
Remeber: annoying is only worth it when it is funny.
I got the original dogs-in-socks idea from an article in Runner’s World Magazine that advocated “dog clogs” for off-road running with dogs. Again, in my head I know this is ridiculous, but Mike and I thought this might be a good idea because:
- It would necessitate a trip to REI. In case you didn’t read this post, Mike loves REI almost more than he loves me. True story.
- 2.At the time, we lived in Yuma, AZ which is the hottest city in America. Walking our dog was like playing the “hot lava game” on a jungle gym… minus the jungle gym.
We were concerned. So we tested out the dog clogs and failed.
Level 1 on the funny scale: Dog in a headlamp
Level 2 on the funny scale: Dog in a t-shirt.
Level 3 on the funny scale: Dog in sweatpants.
Level 4 on the funny scale: dog in socks
Level 5 on the funny scale, the MAXIMUM level of funniness…
Dogs in whitie-tighties.
As I wrap up this post, I need to tell you that I am sitting in a coffee shop laughing hysterically. Like, I am withholding a belly-laugh, so I just sound like I am breathing heavily beneath my cupped hand over my mouth. The twenty-something guy sitting near me asked what was so funny and when I showed him pictures of my dog in underwear, he smiled graciously. He didn’t laugh.
I could see it in his eyes.
He was thinking, “Man, this girl thinks this is funny, but actually it is just really annoying.”
I really hope he stumbles across this blog someday.