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Old 01-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I love my Libby so much I would never do anything to hurt her or abuse her in any way. I love and care for her better then most do for thier own children. I was told today that dogs are made for cold wealthier and I should not put sweaters on my dog. Also because my dogs are indoors they don't need them. Why people think if you put sweaters or anything on them its abuse?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Because they are ignorant, in the true sense of the word. They do not understand that a Maltese has hair like the hair on their own heads. They need a hat in cold weather to stay warm; guess what, a Maltese needs a little something extra to stay warm too.

Just explain to them that a Maltese has only a single coat of hair, not a dense double coat like so many dogs have, and they aren't bred for the cold. The people just don't know there is any difference between a Malt's coat and the coat of other dogs.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I get ridiculed for this as well, but I dont mind it I think a lot of people just find it riduculous because ditzy celebities gave it a negative connotation. I mean even I rolled my eyes at Paris Hilton when she first came out with a glammed up pooch

I persoanlly think some are jealous sometimes as well. I remember When I had my akita KC, I always wanted to dress her up...but she wouldnt have it and it didnt look right

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP and do what makes you and your little one happy! If it really bugs you tell them that our fluffs have hair not fur, and they feel the cold! I had Khloee in a sweater to keep her warm throughout the winter...brrr!
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I love my Libby so much I would never do anything to hurt her or abuse her in any way. I love and care for her better then most do for thier own children. I was told today that dogs are made for cold wealthier and I should not put sweaters on my dog. Also because my dogs are indoors they don't need them. Why people think if you put sweaters or anything on them its abuse?
lol I actually was told of this similar remark just this past weekend by an old lady passing by. just like how you don't tell other mother how to dress their children, we have a right to put warm sweaters(in my case, was a coat) on our fur babies. Period!!!
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So my dad is this big tough guy.... and he calls Gus and Grace "the rats" in front of other people, and pretends to dislike them.... Even tho he will cuddle up with them on the couch for afternoon naps (shhhhhh!)

He used to get upset and make fun of people who dressed their little dogs.

But now he is the first person to demand to know why I haven't put a sweater on them when it drops below 75 degrees LOL



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I don't bother to explain. I mean, it's annoying but at the end of the day; whatever! I usually respond to comments like, "He's not a doll" with "Yes, he tries to tell us that."

However, if it is someone I care about I do explain how they are not cold weather dogs and how he shivers when he's cold. That usually stops that.


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Well I told this person about a maltese not having a under coat like most dog. I just don 't understand where people feel they can tell you what ever they feel.
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People who have one dog thinks they know anything and everything there is to know about dogs. It drives me insane. I get the weirdest looks when I say I bathe Sophie every week. People tell me it's drying to her skin and "fur" and I have to explain that she has hair, just like you and me. Then I say "how would you like to not take a shower or wash your hair for 4-6 weeks? How do you think your hair will feel after that?" And every single time their response is "well it's not the same." No, it's exactly the same. Yes, many dogs are made for the cold weather and have under coats to compensate for that. Malts are from Malta, a tropical warm place, not to mention they were bred specifically as a companion, not for sledding or hunting. Each breed had a specific reason for why they are the way they are. Malts are made to do this:
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Libby is beautiful. I bet she is so cute in her sweaters.
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Bella wears sweaters and coats as needed when the weather gets cold. I could care less what people think and I live in a very small, very old school cowboy/rancher town. I am sure they all roll their eyes and think that I am just the crazy chick from Calfornia. My husband who over flows with Latin machismo and is very manly is the one who insisted that Bella not only have sweaters to keep her warm but an array of sweaters so that she is also fashionable! I know she is cozy and well taken care of so that is all that matters to me.
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