on the one hand, yes—this dog is adorable:
and i’m saying that as someone with a very well-documented stance against animals in clothing.
i myself have several items of clothing featuring julius the monkey, so i’m powerless against those jammies.
however, i also think that animals, particularly this pup, are cute enough as is without ascribing a whole detailed personality to them, especially a personality that would be tedious in a human, but is nonsensical in a dog. because rené-charles lives up to his prissy name by being a squat little diva who is (apparently) fond of expensive restaurants, fashion, sleeping, and tons of alcohol: vodka, wine, champagne…
it’s like if ab fab were a dog. and less funny.
isn’t it enough that your dog is cute?
cute enough to make me tolerate all his little outfits?
without diminishing that cuteness with captions so ill-suited to a dog?
or others that are just the laziest generic teen snark?
or are so dull you wonder why they bothered?
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there were a couple i thought had okay captions. because the contagion is real:
because of the intensity of that face:
because the holidays are hard:
but this is not a book that needs words, and this:
is a dog with enough natural personality there’s no need to paint him in mediocre sitcom zingers. it would have been a higher
star cat-rating if it had just been the pictures. because he’s undeniably precious of face.
oh, and he’s on instagram. naturally.