According to the American Pet Products Association 2011-1012 Survey, 78% of dog owners will buy gifts for their pets. 53% of these gifts are bought for Christmas!
Knowing that pets are now more like family members than ever before, if you are retailer, remember to carry products that enhance the relationship and bonding time we spend with our fuzzy family members. If you are a pet owner, look for these type of gifts so that you can continue to involve your pet in your everyday schedule.
Just when I thought I have seen it all, there it was. While walking to grab a quick bite for lunch, I saw an attractive lady who was walking her attractive dog, then it happened. I had to do a double take, as was most of the people in the general vicinity of this pet/pet owner combo. The woman was dressed very nice and had plenty of jewelry on, but SO did her dog!
Now, I have seen some really nice “bling” type collars or even clothing for pets but this pet owner took it to a whole new level. This unassuming, beagle type mixed breed dog HAD EARRINGS! Oh, they were not those magnet front and back type earrings, the dog had pierced ears each with a diamond stud looking earring in them.
To each their own, but in a day of pet clothing, diamond collars, bright colored hair colors, and doggie strollers, I shouldn’t be so surprised.