Apparently there’s a new craze in China for dyeing pets to look like wild animals. I was going to write a whole blog about this but then decided that a couple of pictures would do the trick nicely — of a golden retiger and two pandapups.

As Confucius say, “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”

And now, back to the scrutable west.






11 thoughts on “Inscrutable fad of the day.

  1. Thomas 8 years ago

    I mustn’t show these pictures to my children. Or I must put their felt pens out of reach. One or the other.

  2. Ray P Hewitt 8 years ago

    I spent 6 years learning to look like a tree .. Then went to fight a war in the sand – go figure

  3. Lesley Martin 8 years ago

    Is it wrong to think these are kind of cute?

    1. Meg Rosoff 8 years ago

      Not wrong exactly. But not right either.

    1. Meg Rosoff 8 years ago

      I think it’s the difference, Caroline, between a can of spraypaint and paying Jo Hansford hundreds of pounds.

  4. kokorako 8 years ago

    It’s raising the stakes in the pet who looks most like their owner, or the dog the judge would most like to take home (pls only use animals featured on Deadly 60), etc… Anyway pix really made me laugh, thanks!

  5. Caroline Coxon 8 years ago

    Yes, I agree that Jo Hansford would make a much better job than the disaffected youth of Uckfield Town, creative though their leisure time activities may be. A case of you pays your money and you takes your choice, maybe. Perhaps if I lurked round in some nearby bushes they might save me the outrageous cost of my purple streaks?

  6. Lorna Stallard 8 years ago

    I tried not to buy your new book today. I really did. But somehow it ended up in my hands and came home with me.

  7. Emma Beasley 7 years ago

    wow !! clever people painting dogs so detailed i cant even colour paper without it looking rubbish oh well, some have it others not so much ….

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