Dress Up Your Pet Day

14 Jan

Scratchy with a white bow on his headToday, January 14th, is National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

I got kind of concerned about it. I certainly didn’t want anyone dressing me up, so I decided to take the bull by the horns – no, I’m not going to dress up a bull. Who do you think I am, anyway?

I decided I would dress up my cat Scratchy.

I started with a white bow on his head. He didn’t seem very happy about it at all.

Maybe he doesn’t like white. After all, he is a black cat.

Maybe he’ll like a blue bow better.

Scratchy with a blue bow on his head

Somehow a bow didn’t seem like enough for celebrating Dress Up Your Pet Day, so I got a scarf for Scratchy.

Scratchy wearing a pink scarf

Scratchy, your scarf needs a little adjusting.

Bongo, Scratchy, and scarf

Just be patient Scratchy. One more tug and I’ll be finished.

Bongo tugging on the scarf - Scratchy about to attack

I guess Scratchy thought that scarf was too girly for him. He seemed to be a lot more comfortable in this bandana.

Scratchy wearing a bandana and eating

Scratchy, why are you giving me the look? After all, it is Dress Up Your Pet Day. I’m just doing my best to celebrate.

Scratchy walking away and looking back while wearing bandana

Hey, wait a minute! What are all these pictures doing here?

Bongo with Detective Dog hat covering his eyes

Bongo Wearing Sunglasses

Bongo with Dog Party Hat

Super Dog

Scratchy, I’m not your pet. Get these off here!


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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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42 responses to “Dress Up Your Pet Day

  1. Ingrid D.

    January 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Nice pictures of you, Bongo! Very nice!

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Sweet Kitten. Do you think I did a good job with those pictures of Scratchy? He’s still grumbling at me.

  2. jaspersdoggyworld

    January 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Cool photos. Me andNellie are glad mummy did not know about this or else she might have triedto do the same to Me and Nellie. Imagine that!!!

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Jasper and Nellie, that’s why I didn’t tell anyone about the holiday early. I wouldn’t want all my dog friends mad at me.

  3. marina kanavaki

    January 14, 2013 at 11:28 am

    You dressed him up nicely, Bongo! Well done!
    Don’t worry about your pics… we can all remember they were meant to show us what a party animal, cool and super dog you are!!!!

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks Marina. Don’t you think Scratchy makes a good model?

  4. Will and Eko

    January 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Uh oh, is the Bongo/Scratchy feud reignited again despite last week’s truce??

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Will and Eko, it would get boring around here if Scratchy and I weren’t doing something to each other.

  5. FleaByte

    January 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I see now how he got the name Scratchy. Ouch. Pretty snazzy bandanna, though.

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      FleaByte, Scratchy definitely knows how to use his claws. I’ve been the recipient of them more than once.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    January 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

    OMC, that Scratchy thing is honour his name, while you make him so beautiul dressed up, Bongo. He’s such a party pooper… Bongo, don’t tell granny about this dress up your pet day. Oh, there she comes.. I have to go.. See ya 😀

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Little Binky, quick, switch to another page on the computer. If your granny doesn’t see my blog post she won’t know anything about dressing you up. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s a National holiday. Since you don’t live in the States you’re home free.

  7. misswhiplash

    January 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    you were taking a great risk to life and limb trying to dress up Scratchy…cats are not as patient and obliging as dogs. In one of the pics Scratchy really looks quite angry..ears down and eyes gleaming. You were lucky to get out alive.
    Whereas..the stalker hat, the Elvis specs and the party hat really make you look rather suave…..If I was a lady dog I would really fall for you in such a big way

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Patrecia, I’ll dress up for you anytime. Woo woo!

      • misswhiplash

        January 15, 2013 at 5:35 am

        Cheeky boy!

  8. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    You and Scratchy look perfect, B.! Brilliant. Dress Up Your Dog Day is EVERYDAY (almost) around here.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Cupcake, I’ve seen you in some of those costumes. You look pretty cute. I’ve just got to make sure I maintain my cool.

  9. dianeskitchentable

    January 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    You can only make suggestions Bongo, but I have one for you – take a look at Scratchy’s shivs…maybe try putting mittens on his paws.

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Diane and Lola, that sounds like a great idea. Then I’d never have to worry about being attacked by those things again. Now, to get those mittens on. Scratchy, just retract your claws for a minute!

  10. Two French Bulldogs

    January 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    You are giving mom ideas
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      Benny & Lily, quick – run and hide! Don’t let her do it!

  11. Doggy's Style

    January 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    CSI Miami sunglasses

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      Doggy’s Style, those sunglasses are pretty cool, aren’t they? Maybe they’d let me on the show.

  12. philosophermouseofthehedge

    January 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Dressed for success. Love the sunglasses ( and your tweaking of Scratchy’s outfit)

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks Karen. Somehow Scratchy didn’t feel the same way about it though when I was tweaking his outfit. Gotta watch those claws.

  13. sandrabranum

    January 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Wow Bongo, are you lucky. My pets NEVER let me dress them.

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Sandra, Scratchy wasn’t very happy about it. Now me, I’ll let me person dress me sometimes as long as she has treats in her pocket.

  14. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    January 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Uh oh Bongo, and it was all going SO well Dude!! I was all jealous you had Scratchy to dress up until he turned the tables on you buddy, you need to run faster!! Luckily my Mum didn’t know about the theme today, phew!! 🙂

    Big wags,

    Your undressed play Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Hey Snoopy, I’m going to get that Scratchy. But I’m glad your mom didn’t know about the theme today so you didn’t have to run and hide.

  15. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    January 14, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Haha *pal* not *play*

  16. Dalton

    January 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Hee hee!

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Dalton, I hope you’re laughing at Scratchy and not me.

      • Dalton

        January 16, 2013 at 2:40 am

        Of course, I would never laugh at you!!

  17. eripanwkevin

    January 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Awwww….how sweet you and Scratchy are on those pictures! You did great jobs, Bongo! Scratchy looks fabulous, especially I love the one with the pink bandana, which is so cute! The pink scarf is good on him,too and he looks like a celebrity! My mom dresses me up with a red bandana sometimes and that is all I can let her do to me!
    You look cool with everything, Bongo! You, too look like a movie star! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I think I might have to dress Scratchy up more often – even if he doesn’t like it much. I’ll let my person dress me up as long as she has treats in her pocket.

  18. tylersat99

    January 16, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Do love your deceive dog hat though:-)

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks Lexie and Mica. I guess Scratchy did put one or two good pictures of me on the post.

  19. onebluedog

    January 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Those are some really good outfits, Bongo! But, oh my, do Scratchy’s claws look sharp! You are one brave pup.

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Remy, believe me Scratchy’s claws are sharp. I have first hand experience. But sometimes you’ve just got to take the risk.

  20. YouKai Shinigami

    January 18, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Bandanas let the legs able to move, that’s why Scracthy seemed more comfortable on them.
    About your photos, you are a cute poser 😉
    Kenshin (my cat) will be dressed up soon.

    • Bongo

      January 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Thanks YouKai. I hope Kenshin cooperates better than Scratchy.


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