Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pink Poodle in a Pink Pet Stroller

This article isn't about pet strollers, but it mentions one--and you may find the article thought provoking.

Joy Douglas, of Boulder, CO, died her toy poodle's fur pink. Cici's dye job was accomplished using pureed organic beets and egg whites massaged into her white coat while she basked under a heat lamp. Joy does this so that Cici can be a 10-pound advertisement for breast cancer awareness.

But the city of Boulder and Humane Society of Boulder Valley disagrees, and Joy now faces a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail. Turns out there's a 30-year-old ordinance forbidding the dyeing or coloring of rabbits, fowl or other animals. The nearly law intended to prevent Easter-time trade in baby rabbits, chicks and ducks colored with dyes.

Since the story broke, Joy has received some support and donations for a breast cancer fund. One donor gave her a hot-pink pet stroller. "Cici spends her days lolling in it, chewing on a hair clip and yipping in warning when another of her dogs, Pierre the Yorkie, tries to join her."

If you're interested in reading more, check out the article on LATimes.com.

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