In December 2015, Ascot Racecourse unveiled a new festive "foursie" — a seasonal onesie that was created for Shetland pony Daffy to help him keep warm this Christmas.
“In winter I always worry about Daffy getting chilly as he likes to spend so much time out of his stable,” said owner, Jackie Rowberry. “I love the fact that Ascot has created a special foursie for Daffy so that he can get into the Christmas spirit. He's loved all the attention and is quite the envy among his stable buddies!”
Unlike most penguins, who lose their feathers gradually over a few weeks, Ralph sheds his coat all in one go. This leaves the poor 16-year-old Humboldt vulnerable to freezing winter temperatures. He is also particularly susceptible to sunburn because of his bizarre molting pattern. But surfing brand O'Neill came up with an ingenious penguin-friendly wetsuit for Ralph, complete with his name on the back. The suit, with holes for his wings and head, allows Ralph to play with his friends at Marwell Wildlife Center, near Winchester, Hampshire.
2015 was the year of the goat. No, it really was. If you didn't think baby goats jumping around could get any cuter, you were wrong. The one thing that was always missing? Onesies, of course.
Sunflower Farm Creamery brought this important development in the world of cute animals to our attention, uploading a video of two, 3-week-old baby goats dressed in pajamas. Apparently, Winifred and Monty hate the rain, so are more than happy to chill in the barn in their fuzzy onesies, jumping around and doing generally adorable goat things.
Check out this lounging golden pup in his footie pajamas. That pose is just too much.
The cookie monster.
Since these orphaned baby sloths are growing up without their mother's antibody-filled milk, they're prone to illness. In this case, they suffer from a nasty case of mange — a skin infection caused by parasitic mites.
Not to worry. Sloth sanctuary owner Judy Avey-Arroyo has developed an effective, and adorable, home remedy. First, the twin babies have to get a buzz cut to remove all the hair where pesky mites might be hiding. Next, Judy covers their bare skin with a balm made of sulfur and lard, which soothes the skin and suffocates any remaining mites. Finally, the babies are swaddled in colorful bandages to keep them from licking the balm, which also happen to look a lot like baby onesies.
When it comes to fashion, farms are not usually associated with haute couture. But Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth, is bucking the trend and has just taken delivery of a bespoke onesie for a rodent resident who is feeling the cold more than most.
Rio, the Skinny Pig, doesn't have the natural wherewithal to keep himself warm when the temperature drops, what with him being a member of an almost hairless breed of guinea pig. Plunging temperatures that come with the arrival of autumn and winter pose a real threat to his well being.
So, the staff at the popular Northumberland attraction decided to join forces with the Ashington-based All-in-One-Company, who specialize in one-piece snuggle wear, to get Rio his very own onesie, while giving a budding designer the chance to see one of their creations being created and worn in front of thousands of visitors.
In this December 9, 2015 photo below, Catie Savage's cats, Lambchop, and Ziggy, are both dressed in their finest ugly Christmas sweaters in her apartment in New York. Ugly sweaters aren't just a Christmas tradition for people anymore.
Lichie, the 5-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer from Argyle, Scotland, wore a stripy, knitted onesie to keep out the cold on the first day of Crufts 2015 (the world's largest dog show), at the NEC Birmingham.
Now you can dress your guinea pig in a festive sweater for the holidays with this DIY instructions—cut off the cuff of a sleeve from a holiday sweater. Measure the cuff around your guinea pig, cut it to the ideal size and sew the ends together. Measure your guinea pig and cut a long rectangle from a piece of decorative fabric and a small rectangle from a piece of red or green fabric. Place the wrong side of the rectangles together and sew up the sides. Attach the cut side of the cuff to the top of the sweater, then turn the sweater right-side out.
Snake in a sweater.
This 2014 photo provided by Aimee Beltran shows her Chihuahua Chuy decked out in an ugly Christmas sweater at her home in Virginia Beach, Va.
When it comes to chickens dolled up in tiny sweaters, it doesn't get much more heartwarming than this.
A mother and daughter in Cornwall, England, are knitting and selling jumpers for rescued battery hens, who spend most of their lives laying eggs in cramped cages. They're donating the proceeds to an AIDS orphanage in South Africa.
Nicola Congdon, 25, said the sweaters are not just adorable but can also help the birds acclimate to normal weather conditions after they're retired or rescued, as some of the birds have pulled out their feathers in frustration during their time in cages.