It's not hard to imagine at one point or another anyone who grew up reading the Clifford The Big Red Dog children's book series—which later inspired a successful animated TV series and a live-action film—wished they could have a big red dog just like young Emily Elizabeth of the books.
TikToker Chloe would appear to be among those ranks.
She all but managed to turn her dream into a reality by dying the fur of her dog, Dandy, bright red just like the iconic Clifford.
While initially done for Halloween, Chloe was so taken by how Dandy turned out after his fur was dyed, she has continued to dye his fur ever since.
She shares videos of her very own big red dog on her TikTok page, @danthebigreddog.
We watched that one big red dog movie together last night. Dan loved it :)
Several people found Dandy's eye-catching transformation sweet and nostalgic.
There were others, however, who found nothing cute about what Chloe did to Dandy with some wondering if this constituted animal abuse.
But Chloe stood her ground, and responded to the criticism of her decision to dye Dandy's fur.
In a three part series, she posted videos explaining why she chose to continue to dye Dandy’s fur bright red.
Reply to @cschubach979 this is for you and anyone else asking why? Because we can! That’s why. :) #cliffordthebigreddog #LevisMusicProject #fyp #cute
In a direct response to a fellow TikToker's question, Chloe gave a succinct answer.
"Reply to @cschubach979 this is for you and anyone else asking why?"
"Because we can! That’s why. :)"
Over the course of the video, Chloe went into slightly more detail in defending her decision with overlays on top of footage of Dandy, looking happy and healthy under his bright red fur.
"1. He looks so adorable in red."
"2. To keep him from getting stolen, he's a rare breed in my area."
"3. It's so much fun to do, and he really enjoys the extra rubs during the process."
"4. The vegan rubs make his fur shiny and soft:)."
"5. To make him more approachable! Dan loves people and kids but he's 130lbs, so people would get scared of him!
Chloe ended the first video by revealing no one is scared of Dandy in his bright red fur. He loves all the extra attention it brings him.
Chloe said all the attention is one of the main reasons she continued to dye Dandy's hair, not to mention the joy his unique appearance brings to others in the second "reasons why" video.
Part 2 #bigreddog #danthebigreddog #petsafedye #fyp #LevisMusicProject #PINKHolidayRemix #TheHarderTheyFall #cute #floof #greatpyrenees #esadogs #fun
Chloe also made a point of showing Dandy in all his bright red glory brings awareness to safe dyes which can be used on dogs and other pets.
Hes a happy red dog 😌♥️
Chloe also pointed out the dye she uses on Dandy is good for his fur, keeping him extra soft and causing him to shed much less than he had previously.
She added his unmissable appearance would make the possibility of Dandy getting hit by a car slim to none.
Chloe made it clear in earlier videos she does not abuse Dandy and she is firmly against animal abuse.
While there will continue to be people who do not approve of Chloe's grooming choices for Dandy, her 335.9 thousand followers on TikTok are reveling in the joy Dandy's Big Red personality brings to the world.