Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hair Accessories For Dogs - What Would Clairee Belcher Say!

Dear Pet People,

One of the most famous quotes from the 1989 hit movie,  Steel Magnolias, (remember that movie... it was one of Julia Roberts' first roles) was this goodie from Clairee Belcher:

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."

Well, the times they are a-changin'!  It's commonplace these days to see doggies wearing fancy collars, designer leashes, necklaces, barrettes and bows.  Gotta say... they look pretty cute!

My dog hasn't embraced the whole accessory approach to dressing just yet.  I wish he would humour me at least once by trying on a ballerina bow - but he refuses.  He will only agree to wearing a festive bandanna on the major holidays.

Dogs with hair covering their eyes seem to love wearing their hair in cute topknots and ponytails, adorned with bows and barrettes. I've seen many small and toy breed dogs, proudly showing off their bling.  I recently met a delightful Havanese named Tiger-Lily who had an entire wardrobe of fancy hair accessories. Tiger-Lily had such spunk! Her barrettes were the perfect complement to her personality.

Princess Tiara Barrette encrusted with Czech crystals available at

Dog fashion shows are always well-attended events at the dog festivals that have become popular.  Every small dog in these fashion shows wears some style of crystal barrette, bow, necklace or tiara. The dogs revel in the extra attention they get from looking incredibly cute.

It seems to me that many dogs excel in 'Accessorizing 101'.  

So, Clairee Belcher - what do you have to say now?

Enjoy your pets,