The weather is cooling down, the wind is blowing and leaves are littering your lawn. Autumn is here and along with that comes thinking way too far ahead about the pressures of thanksgiving dinner and Christmas presents. Let’s slow down and enjoy October with a little fun brainstorming about how to dress up our pets for Halloween. If Fido is indeed willing to celebrate the holiday, please remember the following:
- A costume should never constrict the animal’s movement, hearing, breathing or barking.
- Do a dress rehearsal. If your pet seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior consider paring down to a festive bandana.
- Keep it simple. Costumes with small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces are choking hazards.
- Costumes that are too loose can get twisted or snagged and cause your pet injury.
In honor of the Pixar hit movie UP! this little Chihuahua is dressed in a hand-drawn house that secures the colorful balloons.
Costume PROS: This pup is free to eat, drink, hear and bark.
Costume CONS: Should a balloon break, wow, this pup is in for a startle! Also, balloons attract kids, so could you imagine a bunch of little Halloween monsters chasing this little guy down for a pet. Eeekk!
A pet chia-pet
Only the owner of a small dog could be inspired by Chia to do this.
Costume PROS: This pup looks comfortable in the suit he’s wearing. As long as he can run, jump and play in this costume, I’d say its a go for Halloween night.
Costume CONS: The decor on this costume may be fluffy enough for this pup to reach around and get some in his mouth – this could be a potential choking hazard.
Hide Your Kids – Hide Your Wife
A hail to Antoine Dodson’s famous t.v. interview on an Alabama t.v. station.
Costume PROS: This costume is simple and doesn’t restrict the dogs movement overall.
Costume CONS: Ears are part of a dog’s expression and you can tell a lot by looking at them. We can’t see them in this costume. Also it is not clear from the picture how this sign is attached to the dog. This could pose as a stumbling block for this pup.
Pugkin Spice Latte
Who doesn’t love a seasonal, spicy pug? Something tells me this little guy has been dressed up to win the prize year after year.
Costume PROS: This costume fits snugly so there isn’t any risk of him catching his costume or getting hung up.
Costume CONS: Beware of things that you put on your pet’s head and around their neck. The cap appears to be put on by string. Be sure that headgear never restricts their airway.
This pup’s costume is not only hilarious but as any dog owner knows … absolutely true.
Costume PROS: This costume looks secure but yet doesn’t restrict the dog’s movement; There isn’t anything the dog can get to to chew off. And he is definitely free enough to run the factory if need be.
Costume CONS: Should this dog have the occasion to lie down and relax, his costume might be a hindrance. As comfortable as he looks in the pic, giving the pup a break from dress up time I’m sure would be welcome.