People have always had fun dressing up their pets, or really doing anything to make them more human-like. Trends range from the glamorous to the plain bazaar. We all remember when people were polishing their pets’ nails, or carrying around their tiny little puppies in handbags.
The newest fashion in the world of aesthetic pet-enhancement is putting fake eyelashes on our furbabies. As everything does these days, this hit the social scenes and began with a tweet. A Japanese twit-tress posted a photo with fake eyelashes placed above her dog’s eyes, making it look confused, and yes, very cute. This photo became viral and spread so quickly that people around the world started to copy this idea.
Of course, some people are taking this trend a little too seriously and actually gluing fake eyelashes to their pet’s faces and eyelids, in an effort to enhance their look. What started as one girl’s funny way of recycling her old fake eyelashes has turned into a worldwide style. The two types of people that are doing this right now are people who, like the girl who started the trend, want to make their pets look funny, and people who want their pets to look more feminine and glamorous. No breed seems to be safe from this new fad. Dogs large and small are getting lashes, as well as cats, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it starts to take off here!
This doesn’t seem to be something animal rights activists have to get involved with—yet. It could just be a funny way to give our pets a little bit of expression, but if taken too far, we could do some pretty serious danger. Eyes are a sensitive area attempting to place fake eyelashes around them can have dramatic consequences.
What are your thoughts on this interesting new pet trend? Will it catch on? And would you ever consider giving your pet this makeover? Or do you think it could constitute animal cruelty? Post your reply below