Question by : I got yelled at by some raindom today… Do you think this is animal cruelty?!?
lol, it was kind of funny to be honest, but today i was walking my dogs (My male 4 yr old miniature poodle named Chiko, and my 5 month old toy poodle named Missy) Anyways, its winter here, so my dogs have little jumpers and stuff on (And i carry little doggie raincoats in my backpack just incase x3 ) Anyway, my little 5 month old, Missy, has only just had her second jab, and my mum is still too scared to let her out for walks on a leash…incase something bad happens?

Anyway i bought her an ADORABLE little doggie carry bag off ebay (its gorgeous, its leopard print, and is by some brand called Zack&Zoey) Anywho, i sorta trained Missy to like the bag, and she loves it. Its like her little den :D I keep it on the floor for her to sleep in if she wants a closed-in bed to sleep in for a while. So back to the story- I walked my dog Chiko, and had her in her little doggie carry bag with her head sticking out. Suddenly, some random guy walks up to me and says “Why would you do that to your dogs?! I hate people like you, who treat their dogs as accessories! Dogs are animals, they should’nt have clothes, and sparkly collars, and BAGS!!” i was speechless! LOL!! I just answered “Dude, its pretty cold, i think my dogs appreciate some extra clothing to keep them warm. And my pup is too little to walk yet” i said, and walked off. He was a bit of a creep so i didnt look at him when he continued to ramble on too himself….

Anyways, i know that dogs arent made to wear clothes, and be carried around in bags. But is it really that bad if they enjoy it? I mean seriously, my dog chiko gets excited when i pull an outfit out of his draw, because he knows it keeps him cozy.

But what the question really is “Does it count as cruelty, if the dog doesnt mind, or enjoys it?” .

Btw, i can just predict that theres gonna be some people posting “OMG DOG USER!” Well, i love my dogs more then i love myself (seriously >.> ) and i would not force them to do something they didnt want. Please dont post negative things towards me, because i love my dogs and im a proud supporter of the RSPCA :)

Im 14 (and 6 months) btw, and have had Chiko ever since he was 4 months, and have had missy ever since she was 2 months (shes 5 months now, oh they grow up so quickly!)
Heres my youtube channel, it has videos of my little doggies x3 Not yet any vids of Missy :/ But theres vids of Chiko!!! :D

Sorry, just noticed that LOL!!! xD
Sheri- I never asked about when her vaccinations should be due, i asked if its cruel to carry dogs around in handbags and wear clothes (info above). Dont be blaming my mother for this, and dont call us irresponsible. You obviously dont know all the facts about our area, and whether it was my mothers decision to get vaccinations this late. The vet is organising her vaccinations and their dates, not us.
P.S the nail polish Chiko has in the videos….I’ts doggie nail polish, non-toxic. I got bored one day and thought it would be a cute idea =P And i was having a doggie party that weekend so i thought “why not!”

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Answer by Yeah R
Ignore the man who’s mad at the world and enjoy your time with your puppy. Just be nice to him as it sounds like you already are.

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