1. keep at it. you will get plenty of attention. people will laugh, people will complain and there will be plenty back and forth. but in the end, no-one will take you seriously. you will be nothing more than a running joke that eventually people will tire of and dismiss entirely, and in a rather rude fashion i would guess.
as it is, people already take your dog more seriously than they do you, and even that charm will wear off at this pace.
2. you could take a few hints and try at least a little bit to fit with the group. post some solid fits (no, not just just solid in your opinion, i mean solid in the eyes if others as well) and be part of the community.
ball in your court, man.