Can a dog become a tiger with a tint for animals
Tint for animals. Meet Marley the dog who is enjoying the wild side of life after her owner transformed her into a tiger with the help of her 10-year-old son.
Jodie Johnson, from Mosman in Sydney, runs a pet grooming business and during a colour training course she came up with the idea of using hair colour to create stripes on her own pet.
Ms Johnson’s son Flynn had always wanted a tiger and so the duo spent two days using semi-permanent hair colour, which is not harmful to dogs, to create the look. And Marley loves her new do and the attention when she goes for walks to Balmoral Beach and The Spit.
‘The hair colour we used has been clinically proven to be completely safe to dogs. Dogs see colour differently to humans so I suppose it is safe to say dogs are colour blind,’ Ms Johnson told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I don’t think Marley has any idea that she looks different, she just loves the extra attention and pats that she is receiving.
‘My son Flynn and I researched and discussed it, it was just for fun, but the response has been amazing. People come up and say it is fantastic and it puts a smile on everyone’s face.’
Flynn and his friends think it is ‘really cool’ having a tiger as a pet and are more than happy to walk Marley anytime.
The fun idea has inspired a new project for Ms Johnson, as people have asked if she can do similar creations on their pets.
‘It is completely harmless and people are so overjoyed by seeing Marley they have asked me to do something similar,’ Ms Johnson said.
‘So I decided to offer it as part of my business and can do designs for sporting events or birthday parties.’
The colour will fade naturally and Marley will be back to her old self soon after she goes for her next hair cut.