National Dress Up Your Pet Day

14 Jan

Scratchy in a T-shirtToday is a really special holiday. At least I think it’s a special holiday.

It’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

I got all excited until I realized – I don’t have any pets.

So I did the next best thing.

I decided that Scratchy would be my pet for the day.

That way I could dress him up any way I wanted.

But then I had another problem.

My people are way bigger than Scratchy.

How am I ever going to find something to dress him in?

Then I had an idea.

My younger person doesn’t clean out his closet very often.

So I snuck in there – don’t you dare tell him – I would get in real trouble – I’m not supposed to even be in his room. I don’t know why he has a problem with my hair.

He has hair.

So anyway, I went through his closet and I found it.

A very small shirt that he had decorated when he was little.

And I put it on Scratchy.

Scratchy started to step right out of that shirt.

And the decorations didn’t even show.

So I decorated him with a bow.

Scratchy in a t-shirt with a bow on his head

And then you know what Scratchy did?

I’m telling too.

Because he went right into my younger person’s closet.

And then he dressed me up as a Cub Scout.

Bongo in a Boy Scout shirt

I couldn’t stop him. He threatened me with his claws.


Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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27 responses to “National Dress Up Your Pet Day

  1. Kimberly M. Ringer

    January 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I would be scared of Scratchy claws too. To be fair though, you are one cute cub scout!

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Kimberly. I wonder if the other Cub Scouts will give me loves. Oh, and Scratchy’s claws are nasty.

  2. fredrieka

    January 14, 2014 at 10:39 am

    great choice Bongo

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Fredrieka.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Awwww. You both look like slaves to fashion. So fancy! I don’t have any pets either since Leave-the-Turtle-Alone moved away, but I predict Mom will dress me up to celebrate when she gets home.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Cupcake, you reminded me. I forgot to dress up the frog!

  4. sueannporter1

    January 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Bongo, Bailey says you did a great job with Scratchy’s outfit, that was really funny. All cats should were bows at all times LOL

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Bailey, I agree with you about cats and bows but I can’t seem to get Scratchy to keep his head still.

  5. misswhiplash

    January 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Only the USA could think of something like National Dress up Your Pet Day..funny lot! However I thought Scratchy looked rather sweet with a silver bow in his hair and you looked quite suave as scout…but if your younger person ever finds out, he would certainly give you what for

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Patrecia, please don’t tell my younger person.

  6. Two French Bulldogs

    January 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    It’s always that holiday here

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Lily, at least you’re cute.

  7. Mags Corner

    January 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Good thinking sweet Bongo and you are looking mighty sharp dressed up in your younger person’s shirt. Scratchy was a real trooper and looks cute, there is no way any of the cats here would sit still to be dressed. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I’m not sure how I got Scratchy to sit still. I guess he was in one of his favorite spots and he wasn’t moving for anything.

  8. Glenda White

    January 14, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    The weekly writing assignment for my students is National Dress up you Pet Day from your pet’s point of view. The kids can take a picture of their dressed up pet or if parents are really brave, bring them in. It’s one of my favorite writing assignments. Can’t say the same for the pets!

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Glenda, I’m sure glad you give those pets a chance to say how they feel. It sounds like a fun assignment.

  9. Dalton

    January 15, 2014 at 4:12 am

    You two need to stop tormenting each other – loved the bow!

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Dalton, I’ll have to tell Scratchy he needs to keep that bow on.

  10. susank456

    January 15, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Looking great!

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks Susan – but I was glad to get that shirt off again.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    January 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    It looks like Scratchy is the bride, Bongo, and you look cute..tough in your younger person’s shirt. COOL MAN 😉

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Little Binky, I can’t imagine who would want to marry Scratchy. He can be downright mean at times.

  12. dianeskitchentable

    January 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    You make a terrific scout Bongo but I have to say that Scratchy doesn’t look too happy about this special event. That’s ok, Moe doesn’t like that stuff either.

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Lola, Scratchy’s and old fuddy duddy. He never wants to play.

  13. eripanwkevin

    January 19, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Awwwwww….both of you and Scratchy are so cute!!!!! How wonderful day it is! I should have known it as I could have decorated my four kitties like Scrathcy! Hee hee hee….Maybe next year! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Kevin, I’ll have to remind you a few days early when it’s coming up next year.


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