Halloween is around the corner and if you've got a pet and some spare time on your hands, you might be thinking about dressing up your litle bundle of joy (and don't let that noble goal depress you for even a second).
However before you go dressing up Fido, Lucy or whatever third stereotypical pet name fits best in this sentence, maybe you should take a look at some of the following pictures of dressed up animals and consider if the end result is really worth $30 and some heavily-scratched up arms. (Full Disclosure: It probably is.)
Hulya Ozkok/Flickr/Getty ImagesIt's not that this little guy is upset about getting dressed up, it's just that he may have literally killed a rabbit earlier this week so dressing up like one seems like a bit of an insult. Of course, maybe he just doesn't realize how bad things could be for him right now...
Cat on the Yellow Brick Road
Terry J Alcorn/E+/Getty ImagesIf this pug could talk it would probably be saying "Seriously? I've got bros that can't find out about this."
Tea Towel Cat
Marser/Flickr/Getty ImagesThis might not technically count as dressing up a pet. It's possible he was just standing under the laundry chute at the wrong time. Either way, he's not pleased.
Hedgehog in a Sombrero
Jezandia Photography/Flickr/Getty Images"I vant to suck your bloOoOod!!! (But I'll settle for licking your feet and chewing whatever crumbs I can find under the couch.)"
Constance Bannister Corp/Archive Photos/Getty ImagesRarely has a cat so flawlessy achieved a look that says, "If you fell down the stairs right now, I'd take my sweet, sweet time calling for help." But this guy has nailed it. It's all in that trademark, "One day I'll make YOU the pet" facial expression.
Return of the Jedi Pup
Drew DiSabatino is a viral writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.