I am now safely nestled into adulthood, and I have found some surprising things have happened with the aging process. I am not talking about an increasing inability to function with a hangover, or that one frown line that is moving from a hairline fracture to a crevasse. I’m talking about my growing love of looking at animals in costumes.
Yes, that’s right, I said it. And you read it right – as I get older, I enjoy pictures of cute animals in cute costumes more, not less. Who knows why this is – I sniffed at such silliness in my serious youth, but now nothing brings me quite as much joy as that barking Star Wars ad, say, or a cat dressed as Edward Cullen. I like to think that part of it is the contrast between the hapless pet looking totally blank, or possibly entirely embarrassed, and their intense get-up, but the reality I think is simpler; animals in costumes are just hilarious and adorable.
And I think we can all agree that the king of the costumed animal is the Pug. They’re my favorites anyway, helped in part for my eternal love for my own Lola, but there’s something about their expressive faces that makes their costuming near perfection, whether it’s the classic full Yoda:
Or even in a simple knitted cap.
But now, someone’s taken it even further, and made this, possibly the best video in the history of videos. A parody of/ tribute to Bone Thugz-n-Harmony, it is fittingly titled Bone Pugz-n-Harmony. And I think we can all agree that it is pretty hard to live life in a bad mood after watching it.