Pet Outfits: You've seen them drawing you in with Instagram ads and taking over the pet stores throughout the holiday season. They're everywhere and I can't be the first person who has thought about or caved to buying one before. However I've come to a few realizations over the last few years in continuously buying these "pet outfits". I bought my first pet costume for my old pup Beau for Halloween, he was a little weenie (hotdog) and as much as I loved it, he posed for a picture and never wore it again. First realization, are they worth the dough for a one time show? I've tried countless times, but they never really seem to workout in the long run. Whether the holiday ends or they grow out if it, I don't think I've ever reused an outfit, but without a doubt I bought one again. My little cutie Bella loves to be outside, but has the shortest hair and always shivers in the cold seasons. Of course the first thing that came to my mind was that this was the perfect opportunity to dress my baby girl up. I saw this Burberry looking coat at PetCo and it was a done deal. Now while she was all innocent when we first got her at 8 weeks old, she would tolerate me putting her in a tiny fur coat, not that she wouldn't now, but her reaction to it has changed. When you first get a puppy you learn quickly that they are willing to do and try anything to impress you. As they get older, it turns into a game of "I'll do anything ...for a treat." Fast forward to this year when I got Bella and Nicky matching Ugg sweaters for the winter, they gladly put them on, but I could tell they hated every second of it. This is when I had my second realization with these outfits: they're cute and all, but am I really trying to punish my pet for my own personal enjoyment?