A Florida dog trainer has gotten creative with her social distance dog walking. Tiffany Roehr of Bradenton, Florida, has been dressing up in a unicorn costume to protect herself and others from the novel Coronavirus.
Tiffany Roehr has obeyed national orders to stay-at-home since the COVID-19 pandemic has gotten more serious. She takes her dogs Cooper and Onyx on daily walks and wanted to add a bit of positivity and safety to their routine. The Bradenton woman found an old unicorn costume from years past and decided it was the perfect, whimsical idea.
Tiffany dressed up in her unicorn costume and took Cooper and Onyx out for their daily walk around their Florida neighborhood.
Many people in Tiffany’s neighborhood loved seeing a glimpse of a giant unicorn walking down the street with two dogs in tow. Neighbors started taking pictures and videos of the unicorn and the dogs.
Cooper and Onyx were unphased by Tiffany’s strange costume and only cared about getting out for their walk. Tiffany said when she first went out in her costume, it was only for a short walk. Ms. Roehr was being lighthearted and never considered dressing up daily for walks. But when a video of Tiffany in the unicorn costume went viral, Tiffany’s Bradenton community pleaded with her to continue walking her dogs as a unicorn.
Tiffany decided to name her alter ego, “Matilda.”
Now, Matilda, the unicorn goes out daily with Cooper and Onyx and entertains the neighborhood. Matilda does more than just walk the dogs; the unicorn does all sorts of activities with Cooper and Onyx now. One time, the unicorn went kayaking! Another time, Matilda had a training session with Onyx.
Tiffany’s unicorn and dog videos have lifted people’s spirits during stay home orders. Besides Tiffany, other people have been spotted around the globe wearing silly costumes to protect themselves and provide entertainment. Multiple unicorn costumes, as well as dinosaur costumes, have been noticed by people.
Credits: Tiffany Roehr Instagram