Meet Duchess, one of many dogs included in the annual Pet Stylist Super Show in Knoxville, Tenn. The highlight of the event is the Creative Grooming competition, where owners use nontoxic dyes to "design" their pets. Duchess will be transformed into a member of the Queens Court from "Alice in Wonderland."
When i create posts about dog grooming (Aug 2009, Oct 2011), I have to restrain myself from offering disparaging comments. I am reminded by a variety of readers that these people love their dogs, and the dogs love the attention.
So I'll just post the pix and let the res loquitur for ipse.
There are additional examples of artistically enhanced dogs in a photoessay at ABC News. Both of the above photos credit Meredith Frost/ABC News, via the always interesting Rue The Day.