Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Body Image

We hear a lot about body image these days. Young girls and older women have problems with it,  even the men are encouraged to live up to the 'buff' photos of the younger male. What we don't hear about is the body image problems of the large dark colored dog. Actually, they don't have the problem, it seems that we people...or some of us...have problems with the big darker dog. They are often portrayed as not being as cute and companionable as their smaller counterparts. 

Well, we aren't here to disrespect the cute little pupsters of the world, we just want to extol the virtues, fashionably speaking, of being big with black or brown fur. One, it's easy to make a fashion statement. Two, bright colors show up very, very well! Three, it is easy to find things to fit at the Astrid Nicole Etcetera  Etsy Shop and ArtFire Studio.

How best to help the big dark dogs of the world overcome their body image? Praise the virtues of the larger companion to anyone you know that might be considering the adoption of a canine friend. Laud the accomplishments of all big black dogs you know and never, ever diminish their ability to be a fashion superstar. 

2 comments:

Tucker said...

So true..being the mom of two daughters..and about body image..
But honestly really never knew until I met you about the plight of black and brown dogs in shelters..and how they can get passed up. Well Astrid sure can help them...Miss Astrid is one pretty pup..with all of her special handmade projects..that enhance any type of dog..no matter what color or what size...and help BIGGER dogs..to also look cute and pretty...and handsome...and also give them the "awwwwwwwww Factor" as they so much deserve.
Hugs Fran

jehingr said...

Shame on any human who can't see the beauty in a dog - especially a real beauty like Miss Astrid!