the wearer of the item should be the one that appreciates the item.
i think the owner
of the item is ultimately the one that should appreciate the item. As dogs are dependants (if not our property), they are a reflection on ourselves and our choices, much as children are. Little kids don't have the same sense of fashion that adults generally do, yet we make most of the decisions regarding their comportment. (unless they are 2 years old, in which case you send them to daycare wearing orange sandals, pink pants, and a red-and-white striped pyjama top, because they refuse to wear anything else.
) we like our kids and our pets to look a certain way, no matter how absurd that look may seem to others. personally an LV dog carrier looks a bit tacky to me, but then i wouldn't carry an LV bag or briefcase on my person either. conversely i don't like it when otherwise respectable looking people are out with a dog that's all mangy, dirty, or just ill-behaved. it's just rude. (exceptions include dogs that have been on a hunt or have been swimming.) but $500 for a chew toy...phew, i wish i had that money to burn... --- 'doggie style' ... classic. /andrew