Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pooches: On Making our Pitbulls Approachable...and Warm

 There is nothing more our pooches like than meeting people. And nothing more we like than busting stereotypes about pitbull-type dogs. While I had never thought I'd be someone to dress up my dog, we quickly realized that when our dogs wear costumes or gear people are much more likely to approach us. And learn what amazing dogs pitbulls really are.
While we meet so many people during the warmer weather, once winter hits, all the Chicagoans go inside to hibernate. It becomes so much harder to meet people...and Miss M goes into withdrawl. So now they wear hats and puffy coats. Sure, they don't keep them that much warmer, but it was kind of incredible to see many people disgruntled with the cold Chicago weather openly begin laughing to see Mr B's big furry hat and Miss M's pink puffy coat:
Of course the pooches loved when people would stop to talk to them and pet them. And we liked talking to the people who were surprised to realize that pitbulls are such great dogs.

20 comments:

Rachel said...

I love love love Mr Bs hat! How cool... Don't think I've ever seen one :-) and Ms M looks as pretty as ever!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday,
Rachel

Pollyanna said...

I agree! That is one awesome hat! Keep fighting the good fight.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Who wouldn't love Mr. B. in that big hat? Or without it? Same goes for Miss M. They are truly ambassadors for their breed, and let's not forget the two two-leggers on the other end of those leashes, making it possible for them to do what they do best. The world, or at least Chicago, is a better place for pit bulls because of all your efforts.

mayziegal said...

I showed my dad the picture of the "vicious" pit bull Mr. B in his fuzzy hat and my dad laughed and laughed. I don't like to wear hats, though, cuz they might squash my Most Magnificent ears.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Diane said...

Mr. B's hat is da bomb !!!!! Good job slaying those sterotypes. If there were ever two dogs that could do it Mr. B and Ms. M are them.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Diane

aheartbeatatmyfeet said...

We never thought we'd dress up our dogs, either (well, the hubby is still resisting a little bit!) but you're totally right, anything to make pitties seem more approachable. Especially with our fosters, I love putting them in pretty collars and fun outfits when we go out on the town. Anything to get them more attention and into their furever homes lickity split!

waldobungie said...

Okay, first off, Mr. B's hat is awesome! Secondly, E looks super stylish in that first photo...kudos to him for looking like he walked right out of GQ!

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

Mr B should totally be a model

Nubbin' Tails said...

We've got all kinds of snows here today and a hat and coat might be in order. But knowing us we'll just stick to the couch!

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

Kate said...

lol, I think I might have to buy that hat for Nemo - where did you get it? They are super cute in their winter wear!

brooke said...

hahhaha I love Mr B's hat!

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

I'm taking a cue from Mr. B's hat and Miss M's coat. My dogs are hounds, who are rarely thought of as pets in this part of the country; and Justus is a Dobie mix; scary to some. Right now, he is sporting a Christmas bandana. The others will definitely have coats when we walk...to spread the word. I LOVE that hat!

minstrel said...

That hat is the best thing ever!!
Does Mr B like wearing it? (We have a Mr B too)

Skinny Fat Kid said...

Mr. B.'s hat is ridiculous! Love it!

Two Pitties in the City said...

Mr B just goes with the flow and doesn't mind wearing a hat or clothes. We picked up this hat in the kids' section of Old Navy (on sale!) and E sewed a bit of elastic to the bottom to help it stay on. I think Mr B is such a lughead, he doesn't even realize he has anything on.

Kimberley said...

I have such a hard time finding clothes to fit my pit, you must tell me where you get there jackets from. They look great!!! They are beautiful. And I hope that she enjoys her peace and the fact that she will encounter less traffic on the sidewalks. Keep it positive!! :) But, I bet she will miss everyone. Sure glad that she can bring smiles with her awesome fashion sense.
Kim and Tripp
www.hatethedeed.blogspot.com

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

Is Mr. B's hat meant for humans, or is it an actual fuzzy dog hat? Because I need one... or two...

houndstooth said...

Mr. B's hat just totally makes that whole ensemble! Too darned cute!

Kari in Vegas said...

love Mr Bs hat!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

We must get a hat like Mr. B's!!

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