2017-02-19 / Insight

Pit mix trio share 20 outfits,enjoy getting dressed up


Lola, Kaya and Jersey Lola, Kaya and Jersey BURLINGTON TWP. — It’s not completely offthe wall to see a pup outdoors wearing a sweater while taking a walk in the cold Michigan winter, but it’s a bit more unusual to find actual fashionistas of the canine kind.

Paige Boone, however, has three such furry friends. Lola, Kaya and Jersey — all pit mixes Boone got at either the Lapeer Animal Shelter or Divine Canine Rescue — have more than 20 outfits between them, and what’s more, they love to “strut their stuff” when they get dressed up.

“They have been dressed up since we’ve adopted them. Jersey fit into a size 12-month outfit as a pup,” said Boone. “They have a section in my closet where their clothes hang. “I can say ‘Lola, go find your sweater,’ and she will walk in my closet and point to her outfits with her nose!”

Lola, Boone said, can also share clothing with her owner, so she really has “an unlimited amount” of tops to wear. In addition, on cold days, the dogs get to wear their sweaters and scarves to go outside and do their business.

“Whenever they are in their outfits, they show off,” said Boone. “They know how adorable they look!”

The pooches don’t like to wear socks, but Kaya likes to have her nails painted red.

“She sits there so patiently with her paw held out,” said Boone. “She loves to be pampered and blow dried!”

Boone has been featured in past issues of The County Press for making her own prom dresses out of duct tape, and she’s also been known to make duct tape duds for her dogs.

— Krystal Moralee

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