Not everyone can afford to travel overseas with a pet, and those with large dogs are at a particular disadvantage. Today’s Pet Travel Thursday post therefore takes you on virtual world journey. I’ve aimed at breed appropriateness — and Halloween costume inspiration — wherever possible.
A chihuahua and a taco may be a bit stereotypical but admit it: This combo is darned cute. If you’d like to purchase one for your own little jumping bean, see G.W. Little.
A dachshund in lederhosen! Squee! I’m afraid this particular item sold while I was writing the post, but there are several adorable substitutes on Etsy.
To dress your own Mardi Gras queen, see the BarkinWoofer store.
Amidst all the tacky French maid costumes, I found this gem. Not only is this tasteful attire modeled by a French Bulldog, but it comes replete with DIY instructions from WomensDay.com.
This picture, from the TokyoTimes.org, is followed up by one purporting to show the deep shame of this dog (the best guess is that it’s a shaved Pomeranian). For more ridiculously cute dogs in kimonos see Buzzfeed.com’s 10 Kawaii Dogs in Kimonos.
Update: Dr. Jessie Voight, my co-contributor over at A Traveler’s Library, asked me if only small dogs wear costumes. I assured her that this wasn’t the case and as proof mentioned the Tosa Inu, the sumo wrestler of dogs. Here’s one decked out in ceremonial garb:
You can read all about it here.