It might be hard to believe, but there is actually an entire community of people who regularly assume a canine persona. Many wear custom-made costumes and live most of their lives on all fours, even wearing a collar. (Allthatsfab reports), -VIDEOS BELOW ARTICLE
One of these “dog people” is a 32-year-old man from the UK named Tom Peters, who showed up on the daytime TV show, This Morning.
Peters explained on the program that he goes by the name of “Spot”, and spoke a little about why enjoyed dressing like a puppy and acting out the part.
According to Peters, with his dog costume he can assume the persona of a pup, a lifestyle he is totally committed to
As Spot, he tries as much as possible to live his life as a pup. This large man sleeps in a cage, walks on fours most of the time, and eats his dog treats out of a doggie bowl.
Of note, when he’s not wearing his Spot costume, Peters works as a lighting and theater technician.
Peters explained that he came on the program to spread awareness about his lifestyle and so that he could address many of the misconceptions people may have about those who assume alternative animal identities (yes, other people also dress up part- or full-time as cats, foxes, bears, etc.).
“People think of it as seedy and that no one should see it,” Tom commented. “But we’re not there to cause mischief, we’re there to have fun and literally be treated like a puppy.”
“We do roleplay as a child, so why can’t we do it as an adult?” he continued.
Tom also took pains to insist that his dressing up is “not a sexual thing. It is a lifestyle, it’s just escapism. To get away from money and the hectic lifestyle we have.”
Peters did admit that his costume and canine lifestyle could be a “catalyst” and lead to other things with a partner. “Because you relax and unwind, you could start from being a puppy and lead onto something in the bedroom,” he explained with a smile.
Like most dogs, Peters also has a faithful human companion. In his case, his human is his ex-fiance, Rachel Watson.
Rachel will readily admit that the couple decided to end the engagement in 2008 because of Tom’s unusual lifestyle, but she claims that the two of them are truly “best friends” today.
Surprisingly, Rachel continued and said that she and Tom are actually closer now than they were when they were in a romantic relationship.
She also pointed out that the documentary, The Secret Life of the Human Pups, which Tom is featured in, provided her with some insights and a lot more understanding about Tom and why they enjoy dressing up and living their lives as animals.
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