Vintage funny demon dog - a real devil dog
"The canis remarkabalis, or demon dog -- all that is needed is a shilling color box and a bottle of bandoline, to transform the most thorough-bred of terriers or the veriest mongrel into an animal which it would bother Darwin himself to classify." What a hoot! Just perfect for the dog lover in your life! I guarantee you've never seen this image of a dog before! It's pretty unique! The dog -- quite a different "demon dog" -- is the perfect gift for a dog lover who loves to have fun!
The image shows a "dog" -- Nope! Fooled you! It's really a demon dog -- a little doggy dressed up in a very unusual doggy Halloween outfit, which is as easy as taking Vaseline and applying it to the dog's fur, creating a wonderful doggy hairdo. Could it be a Chupacabra? A Devil Dog? It doesn't hurt the puppy -- it just results in a funny looking demon dog!
This kind of devil dog costume can be used for a Halloween party, or for a performance in a play; most plays, of course, have a need for a demon dog dressed up with a bit of Vaseline to hold the hairdo to make it look like a devil dog! Of course, we're not referring to a bad dog -- just one who looks funny! No one will have a clue that it's really your own little shaggy-haired pup under the new do.
About the canis remarkabalis, or demon dog illustration
This "demon dog" image is from a dog illustration in "Popular Amusements, for in doors and out of doors," a book published in 1902 for Victorian people looking for fun things to do, and funny dog hairdos are a wonderful example of the kinds of over-the-top amusements Victorian people had. Just wait for your houseguests to see your new pup! (demon dog)."
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