Since yesterdays article was about a fashionable womans toothy downfall, I thought I would continue the theme with another article about historical fashion.
I thought the trend for using small dogs as animated accessories was a fairly recent one but this article from 1905 tells me that it is one that has been resurrected. These women had much more exotic pets though didn’t they?
A marmoset at the races? Intriguing! I’m not sure that these animals ever enjoyed their days out as much as their keepers though.
I like the “at least one of her pets” part of this article. It immediately brings to mind the day some woman makes a terrible choice of which pet to take out for the day only to find they don’t get along. I have visions of the marmoset and the chameleon at the opera, both battling for supremacy in the society ladies best wig.
I can partly understand the appeal of a chameleon. It is one pet who would always match your shoes and bag isn’t it 😉