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Does Your Pet Need This Shirt to Stop Confused Strangers?

My favorite pom, Preston Casanova, has been known to don a pink mohawk — no matter his gender. Likewise, there's no reason for those sporty girl dogs not to cheer for the home team in white and blue jerseys. But what about when a dog is just doing his business on the block when a stranger coos how sweet he is . . . only he's a she.
Now, yes, I realize there's usually a visual "cue" for male dogs, but it's not like everyone takes the time to check out his stuff before stopping. I tend to think about pups as males, since my dog's a he, but I try to be careful when speaking my mind. These Not A Girl + Not A Boy Tees ($29 each) could help matters out if you face this situation often, but do you?

fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I would hope so! Otherwise we might have to start calling you Stumpy!
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
:rotfl: What if my hands are warm, does that make a difference?
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
:rotfl: I think that you might have to ask the sniff-ee about that one. But if you only read Braille, the Milk Bones might hit the fan.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
There may be a little sniffing.... :P
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Dana, As long as there is no sniffing, I think you're OK! ;)
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Am I weird if I lean over and check for genitalia? :P I've done that before. I usually just ask for their name and if it's not obvious, I ask.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
Both Anon & Soapbox have good points! I hadn't thought about it like that....pop culture influence in cartoons, movies, advertisements & general appearance. I try to ask the name or observe the collar/leash color before assuming. However, dogs with generic names like Bailey, with a red or purple collar, call for much greater discernment. ;)
soapbox soapbox 7 years
I think a lot of it has to do with gender roles/ the way dogs and cats are represented in pop culture. For example in most Petco commercials, the dog's thoughts are always narrated by a male actor and the cat has a female actress. The same goes for cartoons, movies, ect. Also, cat's are perceived as being neat, clean and delicate (traits that are generally associated with women) and dogs are perceived as more outgoing and athletic (traits that are generally associated with men). Anon also has a good point . The general appearance of your pet may also have something to do with gender confusion.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
I have 2 girl dogs & people are always saying "he" even though they both have pink leashes & collars. Why do people assume most dogs are boy dogs? :faint:
gd101 gd101 7 years
my mom's friend kept calling my dog a "she", ummm CLEARLY MY DOG IS A HE! i get annoyed when that happens.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
People tend to assume that cats are "she's" and dog's are "he's".
danizzle danizzle 7 years
omg this shirt is perfect for my baby! shes a huge dolphins fan (like her mommy) but when i had the dolphins collar and leash, people always called her a boy. now, even though her collar is pink with flowers, and her leash is bright pink, they STILL call her a boy! ughh!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Oliver Katt sleeps and lounges around to the extent that his tee would most appropriately read "Not Comatose."
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I don't think a shirt would help. My dog has a bright pink harness and 9 out of 10 times, people call her a him. She doesn't appreciate it, she is rather offended :P She's a black and white Staffordshire bull terrier mix.
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