As this is my twenty eighth post relating to dogs, you've pretty much got the idea that there's so much about their wonderful breed that I deeply envy. Today isn't going to be any different.
One of the things I really love about dogs - apart from the fact that they're the purest forms of love I've ever encountered and are always happy to see you - is that the outfit they're given always looks good.
It takes them stylishly, appropriately and successfully from morning until night for every occasion without a snigger or the shame of not being the right fit, colour, style or 'look'.
Even with millions of dollars and stylists at our disposal, we humans don't get it right.
We insist on creating outfits that are unflattering
... and often tragic.
Dogs become very unhappy when forced to wear anything more demanding than an ID collar, and who can blame them?
Any time we do dress them up it's just for our own amusement and laughter.
And they know it and hate us for it.
Dogs are lucky to be given an outfit that's washable, attractive, able to acclimatise to a wide range of temperatures, is soft and tactile and available in an array of beautiful colours that fully accentuate their trusting eyes, wet noses and able bodies.
The closest we've come up with is identical space suits in Sci-Fi movies. We have a lot to learn.