Kilt lovers object to skirted Scottie dogs

by AnnB on January 14, 2008 · 6 comments

in Scottish Terrier clothes and costumes

Updated April 21, 2008 for all the visitors outraged by the Unabomber beard reference. Let’s just say, this Scottish Terrier fits that description too.

Scottie Front by scorpy on Flickr

And now the original post:

Over the weekend a member of the kilted community, X Marks the Scot, discovered our post on Scottish Terriers and kilts, and brought it up in his group’s “General Kilt Talk” forum, leading to a heated discussion about the ethics of costuming dogs.

According to Riverkilt, an opinionated participant who describes himself as a “kilted gentleman of Arizona, ” a kilted dog would have to be kept indoors. “If they got outside dressed like that in the canyonlands, the coyotes would spot them in a heartbeat,” he wrote. “Guessing the kilts and vest would give the coyote indigestion after his meal.”

Not so, replied Auld Argonian: “More like the coyotes would be so busy laughing that the wee doggie would have plenty of time to get away.”

And so it goes. Three pages worth of dogs-in- kilt jokes from a bunch of guys, many of whom wear Unabomber-style beards along with their kilts.
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In other kilt news, loyal reader and frequent commenter Joanna suggested that those who are prepared to deal with other’s snickers and get their dog a special Robbie Burns day outfit might want to check out Doggy Duds for the “really cute and well made kilt” modelled by Starry Night. “These even include the traditional jabot and a wee bagpipe,” notes Joanna althought the Scottie Dog News is not 100% sure that more bagpipes in the world is a good thing.

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