How does your dog really feel about that pink tutu you squeezed him into? Or the funny wig? Or the taco shell? The oohs and aahs and baby talk? Probably wishing he was pretty much anywhere else.
That's the conclusion of Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog, who writes in a blog post that to dress up a dog ignores "his essential dogness."
Nevertheless, Horowitz recognizes the celebratory nature of our culture and offers that dogs would by their nature appreciate being included in our revelry.