I bet when you first read the title, you thought I was blogging about Elvis. A furry Elvis. No such luck. I’m talking about our four-legged Christmas helpers. Our pets. Those creatures that make the holidays a little brighter (or in the case of our grand-kitty, a bit of a challenge as we try to hunt down missing ornaments and patch shredded wrapping paper).
But in all my years of having pets, I’ve never once dressed them up. Not for Christmas. Not for Valentine’s Day. Not just for the heck of it. Until…
<Entering the confessional with a sigh and closing the door behind me>
Until this year. Until I saw a picture of a friend’s horse with a Santa hat and went, “Awwww…”
I found a similar hat at a store for a bargain price. I bought it, still not admitting to myself why I needed it so badly. A couple of snips of the scissors later, and I’d attached it to one of my horse’s halters. The red one—the one that was just perfect for spreading Christmas cheer.
And then I did it. I put it on her. And she tossed her head as if she actually liked it (or so I told myself). The final nail in the coffin was when I took a picture and posted it on this blog.
Hello. My name is Tina. And I’m a pet-dresser-upper.
<Exiting the confessional and holding the door open>
Anyone else have something they’d like to admit? Or do you have a picture to share? Don’t worry, as you’ve just read, I’m in no position to judge anyone. Do you dress your pets up…or throw a sweater on them in cold weather? Inquiring minds want to know.