I like to dress the dogs up for Halloween. I know they probably don’t like it. Frank probably doesnt’ mind much – he will do pretty much anything – except come when you call him. Oh, and no nail trims please. I do lots of stuff for them and I don’t like some of it all that much either. Mostly yelling COME HERE, scooping poop, and fishing disgusting things out of Frank’s mouth. So they owe me, right?
Here is the Halloween picture from years back.
Zack, Nimble and Angus probably didn’t like dressing up either, but they all survived a bit longer. Just until they were 16 or 17 years old. They only had to endure for a minute while I took the picture….and the hour it took to get them dressed and posed. All for my entertainment. PETA didn’t catch me that time.
This year with a new generation of dogs, I thought it would go just as well. Not so much. Either I am not the dog trainer or not the photographer I used to be. Or Frank and Mark aren’t as patient as the eye rolling angel, the bitchy witch and the devil were.
We call Frank (among many other names) Lion Heart so it was easy to decided he would be a lion. Mark would be a sheep. Wolf in sheep’s clothes. Lion lays down with the lamb. All good, right?
I could have ordered both costumes online, but I didn’t want to spend 50 bucks for a photo op. So instead I went to the craft store with a handful of coupons and got some faux fur. I can’t sew a button on but why let that stop me?
It only took 3-4 hours of cutting and sticky Velcro. The “lamb wool” shed so much it looked like it snowed in the kitchen. (Thank god the honey project was downstairs.) Each dog had to try their costume on a few times during costruction for fitting. Mark was skeptical, but Frank actually climbed in his dog bed in his partially compete lion suit and tried to nap.
Friday afternoon was warm and sunny. Perfect for their Halloween photo shoot.
Wolf in sheep’s clothes didn’t like his costume. Or was so embarrassed he wouldn’t look at the camera.
Apparently Frank DID like the costume – quite a bit.
What? You said lay down with the sheep right?
No one seems to be having fun – but they all humored me. And it was just for a minute.
Thanks boys. Happy Halloween – your my treat every day!