Aubrey O’Day is defending her decision to repeatedly dye her 1-year-old Maltese Ginger’s hair.
“She likes to have looks,” the former Danity Kane singer tells Us Magazine. “It actually seems like such a taboo weird thing nowadays, but if you research online, you will see a whole underworld of dogs who are dyed.”
O’Day morphs the Maltese’s hair “for different occasions,” she says. For example, the pooch recently sported a green ’do because O’Day “loves the [Boston] Celtics.”
O’Day says she’s developing a natural dog dye and gets her vet to approve any dye she uses.
As for applying the dye, O’Day does it while Ginger sleeps because it’s “hassle-free; she doesn’t even know [it’s happening],” she says.
“I do it like anyone would color hair,” O’Day says. “She sits on my lap, and I have a brush, and I paint it on and use foils.”
Ginger “loves attention and because she’s colored and has different outfits, she gets so much of it,” O’Day says. “She prefers it.”