Today is

By Sarah Bellum

Out There

Today, Jan. 14, is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. You might ask yourself in these times of Great Offense to Everyone, "Is it OK to dress up my dog?"

There's no right or wrong answer, as long as you're not doing any harm. You know your dog's temperament better than anyone. If they have the patience and don't mind an occasional fashion show, go for it. Many dogs enjoy the extra attention.

Keep your pet's comfort first and foremost. A visit to the groomer for a bit of polish and trim always improves our pet companion's appearance.

Get a snazzy bandana, bow, or collar to show off the fresh do. How about a sweater for chilly, long walks? If the tutu is too, too much, your pooch will let you know.