Dressing up the little stinker is all about our own demented pleasure. He doesn't even know he is in a costume. But come on...you know you love it. It's a skunk! In a bowtie! Also, it lets him help us with chores like dusting the floor.
And here he is with his friends!
A few years ago, when I was living in Montreal for the second time, I walked around my neighbourhood, taking in all the adorable costumed wee ones. A tiny toddler in a panda costume was climbing a tall flight of stairs as his dad smoked below, shouting encouragement: "Allez, Panda!" Allez Moufette!