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'Haters Gonna Hate,' Says Woman Who Did This To Her Dog

A woman who spent seven hours dying her dog has a couple of choice responses for critics.

"Haters gonna hate and make me famous," Summer Wilson wrote on her Facebook page.

While Wilson seems obviously proud of her creation, her model dog, Fiona, appears less than enthused about being her canvass. She's seen in a Facebook video looking downright sheepish with her tail tucked firmly between her legs.

Summer Shasta Haleakalā Wilson / Facebook

But Wilson insists Fiona had a wonderful time being dabbed with a paintbrush.

"What started as just a coloring of the legs has turned into one of the most exciting looks of the year for creative," Wilson wrote on a grooming website. "Ask any colorist with an empty canvas and a bit of extra time, what happens. You keep going and filling your canvas! Fiona enjoyed the extra attention and stood the entire time unrestrained on the table."

Wilson says she used a paintbrush and a dye called OPAWZ, which is touted as completely safe for dogs.

That hasn't stopped more than 300 people from signing a petition condemning Wilson's paint job.

"Toxic or not, she would have had to restrain the dog for seven hours," says Amy Klein, who works with several animal welfare organizations. "And getting the paint off? To me that's animal cruelty."

Wilson is hardly the only one decking out dogs in all the dubious hues of the rainbow.

The Facebook page for OPAWZ features a garish gallery of dogs who have no idea how, errr... daring, they look.

What do you think?

CORRECTION: In a previous version of the story, a dog was incorrectly identified as Summer.