Friday, 7 March 2008
it's a sad day when humans resort to cheap tricks on their faithful friends to garner publicity. the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival shot itself firmly in the foot by condoning this one. according to The Age newspaper, a spokesperson insisted the dyes were 'of vegetable origin' and 'harmless'.
unless they steamed that (now) pink dog in a safflower bath (a fairly complicated process that usually only fixes on silk) or wrapped it tightly in spanish onion skins and then boiled it, i'd say the relationship of that colour to nature was tenuous at best. cochineal and madder are different reds, so they're out too.
bright colours like that are petrochemical products, not meant for dogs to soak in.