Who can resist a furkid dressed in a costume? I can’t. Which is why every year one of my favorite fall traditions is picking out cute costumes for my furbabies and taking loads of pics!
My almost twelve-year-old Pekingese Punkin Pie says they are not costumes, rather “torture devices”, and that dressing them all up in these costumes is animal cruelty. Then I tell her she has no idea what animal cruelty is. Further, that if she wants to see what actual animal cruelty is to go on Facebook for about five seconds and she will see it with her own eyeballs on the pages of one of the countless rescue groups that work so hard to pick up the pieces for so many innocent creatures. Which is why I always give to as many as I can because without the rescues these animals would never get the second chance they so desperately need and deserve. Of course I talk to my dog… doesn’t everyone?
Anyhow back to a happy topic, pets in costumes. Now I would love to dress my two spoiled black cats up in costumes, but like Punkin says “they don’t need a Halloween Costume because they come with a built-in one, they are black cats.” Besides putting a costume on Jaxson and Bella would probably go about the same way putting their leash and harness on when they have to travel or go to the vet, which isn’t a very pleasant experience.
So it’s up to the dogs to fill the cute bucket year after year. So without further ado… I present the 2018 Aston Dogs Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade.
I give you Pepe. My little rescue monkey who is a sixteen plus year old Tibetan Spaniel new hope only euthanasia list survivor from the NYC ACC. He had a lot of issues when he first came to us, but after six years he is a very happy old man enjoying the life he should have had for his entire life.
Next is Punkin Pie. A beautiful Pekingese girl who is going to be twelve in November. We have had her almost her entire life and she is spoiled as it gets and we love her to pieces!
Next is little Lulukins. She is a Shitzu who is also a rescue from the NYC ACC the same shelter that Pepe came from. The vet says she is somewhere under five, we are not exactly sure. She was very young when we rescued her three years ago. Lulu is without a doubt the happiest little dog I have ever met in my life, she literally bounces when she walks.
And all together…. for the group humiliation shot (as Punkin would say) I present to you below… the Aston Furkids Halloween 2018 photo!
Shortly after we already assembled the group for the humiliation, we rescued a Japanese Chin who we have named Yuki. Since he is still settling in and learning what life is like around our house, new smells, new things, new people, new stuff… we did not want to stress him out by dressing him up in a torture device too ;o) So his humiliation pic will have to wait until next year when he can join the bunch for the Halloween Costume Parade. So for now, this normal un costume pic will have to do. I give you the newest member to the Aston pack… Yuki.
Blessings, Love & Music ~