In 2013 a zoo in China tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion to visitors. At 2017 SEC Media Days an adorable Maltese became a tiger.
“It’s hair dye, it lasts eight weeks at a time,” Tiger Jake’s owner told SB Nation. “It’s animal-friendly hair dye.”
He added that his daughter’s animal clinic dyes the dog regularly. Tiger Jake seemed like a very good dog, and I am very glad to make his acquaintance.
Is it a crime in Alabama to steal dogs pic.twitter.com/no32YiAy2s— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) July 13, 2017
Normally the phrase “painting a dog” is resigned to those one-night art classes where you drink wine and paint with your friends, but the term takes on new meaning at times like this. Sure, some might say it’s mean to turn your dog an unnatural color for the purposes of supporting your team, but darn it the dog looks pretty fine with it all.
It’s the little details about this pupper that can’t be ignored. It’s clearly in good health, it’s wearing a harness, which is a giveaway that the owner cares about the pup enough not to put all the strain of a leash on its neck and let’s face it: It’s pretty cute.
SEC fans painting dogs is nothing new, but specifically turning them into tigers seems to be the go-to move. That said, normally it’s more of an LSU thing.
LSU fans painted their Great Dane named Elmer to look like a tiger. pic.twitter.com/Rp0br2i1Xe— Laken Litman (@LakenLitman) November 8, 2014
I know painted dogs get people mad, because the fear is the owner didn’t use non-toxic paint, but they’re still very good dogs.