Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Show and Tell

We've never been that big on Halloween before we started blogging.  After all, what's in it for us?  We can't eat the candy, all that doorbell ringing and invading our yard sends us into a frenzy and most of us aren't particularly fond of wearing clothes, except Taz who does love any kind of clothing.  Cooper let Mom put those ridiculous cowboy boots on him once and he said, "THAT'S IT! No more clothes!"  But, we have developed a genuine appreciation for seeing OTHER dogs in costume.  So, we went out and scouted some Halloween costumes in our own town.  Here's what we found:


Here are some scenes from a Halloween Open House / Costume Contest / Dinner by L.I.M.E. hosted by our vet (Sun Dog Cat Moon) to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.  There were treats galore and a special dinner for dogs and their humans.  And, of course, the costume contest although there were only a few costumes - most efurrybody was there for the FOOD!

Elvis is IN the building.  Check out the sideburns!

Okay - I was promised TREATS if I did this. Hand 'em over.

Getting ready.

OMD - Don't take THIS picture!

This is SUCH a DRAG!

Really? He gets to be ELVIS and I have to be a PUMPKIN!

Dude!  You're nekkid!

Pre-dinner snacks by The Good Dog Bakery.  Yummmmm . . .

Take a closer look - is your mouth watering yet?

Prizes for Costumes and Games

Treats and Toys for Efurrybody!


This event was all about the dogs, but they still had to eat out of dog bowls on the floor.

In case you were wondering - ELVIS won Best Costume.


A couple days later we spotted these costumes at a local watering hole (yeah, they serve beer too, Puddles).  This contest was supposed to be a dog/human lookalike affair, but we couldn't always figure out the connection.

See if you spot a familiar face that appears in both contests :)   Here's a hint -  it's not the Pumpkins.

I raided Cher's closet for my lion mane.

Yes, these are matching dresses made from Crown Royal bags.  Mom's considering making these for her and Kayla.  Of course, it will be more like a Crown Royal moo-moo.  Um, sorry Mom, just kidding.

What!? Like you wouldn't wear this for $500 worth of treats?!

That's RIGHT, Ice Man!  I AM dangerous!

I've got stars in my eyes - even if I am wearing a scrubby on my head.

We're a Pumpkin Patch - did you get that?  And we're not related to that other Pumpkin up top.

Pirate I

Pirate II - it's Electrifying!

Riddle - What do a COW and a Buccaneer have in common?
Answer - We have no idea whatsoever :)

I'm a little angel - short and sweet.
Here are my wings - and here are my feet.

Really, I'm too dignified for this nonsense.

Will the humiliation never end?

My future's so bright - I gotta wear shades.
That's right - this dude is also known as Elvis.  We think maybe he spent the last couple of weeks going around the Lowcountry winning costume contests.

So that's it for this edition of Halloween in the Lowcountry.  Obviously, we don't "do" Halloween as good as a lot of you out there in Blogland.  Maybe it's 'cause it's so darn hot down here.  It was 85 degrees the day of the dinner!  Now, if you wanna have a SWIMMING contest, we've got the perfect place!

The Road Dogs (observing and reporting)


Backcountry Brodie said...

Oh, that woz so pawsome. It do be way more fun to look at udder dogs all dressed up. Pssssst - that Crown Royal laydee woz almost nekkid, too. Mebbe she should has dranked some more so she could has had more bags to finish her kostoom.

Wyatt said...

Those costumes are too funny! So clever...


Two Pitties in the City said...

Some people are so creative! I love the Elvis; was that second costume Tom Cruise from Top Gun?

♥ Sallie said...

I love seeing puppies in costumes! Yay! Thank you!


Brian said...

Well, I think y'all look terrific!!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

The 'Crown Royal' outfit was both khlever and skhary!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Well I am truly Shockered here. I thought that Elvis guy was... well, I guess you can't believe everything you see on TV.

I have been missing you guys.
Sure is good to hear from you. I wish I could have gone to that Good Eats place with you. Yummmmmm stuff there.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! How FUN. LOVE that Elvis costume - so how did you wear the glasses? Extra credits on the sideburns. The last dude Elvis seems to be exhausted with all the FUN FUN FUN. Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Jennifer Perry said...

Wow, that looked like a fab party. Especially the food trays. Check out Julie's comments on dog cotumes over at Bark Of Love. Oh, she loved it when Bennie (Pembroke boy) went out to greet the trick or treaters and one princess yelled "Oh my god - it's a giant hamster!" Bennie was not amused.

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee. Elvis is quite the costume hound - in so many ways! ;-) We don't like costumes ourselves, but we love seeing others in them!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness hysterical. The expressions on their faces are priceless!
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Those yummy-looking treats came very close to making us think we could do costumes - but no, we will let the others do it so we, like you, have something to enjoy watching.

Fun post.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Neeko said...

OMG! Pawsome costumes; great post you Guys!!!
Elvis was super cool and all those goodies made my mouth water...

~ Hey Mommy! Get over here and see if you can bake these for Meee ~
Oh well, I tried. My Mommy does not bake; we buy the yummy treats from Miss Sugar. Check my Halloween post for details :o)

Neeko :o)
P.S. Hey Gracie! Do you have any cheeseburgers left???

Sharon said...

Oh, how cute! I can say that because Mom only puts shirts on Jack! :-)


houndstooth said...

Those are some impressive costumes! I'd like to have been invited to that dinner, that's for sure!


Nicole said...

Love the dog costumes! And I love the comment above me about the Crown Royal lady. ;)

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oooo! i met a dog trick or treating who was named Elvis and had a cape that said sometin like King on it.


Hailey said...

We really enjoyed the poopers pictures! Dont know about the almost naked lady, but my human brudder was staring!!

Hugs & smoochies!!XOXO

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

So did the Elvis doggy bark, "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog" at anyone. And how is that such an insult, I've always wanted to know? I mean, what's wrong with being a hound, if that's what you happen to be?

lotsa licks, Lola

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What fun pictures!! Hope you had an almost Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Anonymous said...

What great dogs in costume you found! I'm with the judges. Elvis takes it paws down :)

Followin your tails :)

PeeS: Bring on the swim pawty. It'll give Mom an excuse to take me on a road trip. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohmidogness! Those were some super grrrreat costumes! And ELVIS! My mom is STILL giggling over that one. Too Most Awesome for words!

Wiggles & Wags,

Marianne Pysh said...

Those were some great looking costumes! I tried to find a costume for the boxer, but couldn't find one big enough.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Wow!! I am so glad I finally got over here otherwise I would have missed out on dis pawsome post!! What fun costumes!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Those Elgin Pugs said...

OMD!! We's are totally Jello's!! Look at all 'da fun!! WOW!! Pawtys outside wits cool stuffs and cool costumes too!!

Was Josie Posie 'dere again?? Snorts!! She is tellin' us's she was... hers hiding under the table spying... she says Pip was 'dere too...

Cool posty!!

IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man &
Josie Posie ( 'da Josie was 'deres... hee hee)

Scooter said...

Hey Road Dogs!
What a fun post! Love the costumes. I personally love my bandanas, but no costumes for me. I just love looking at everyone else's and your pix were a ton of fun. What a great event...complete with doggie treats!
Grr and Woof,

George The Lad said...

Thanks for showing us, you do seam to go to town over there dressing dogs up :) I know I did dress up for Halloween but, that was just in your house there's know way I would have gone out like that I have an image to keep up!!!
See Yea George xxx

Anonymous said...

Given how the costume turned out, maybe we should be thankful that the Crown Royal lady didn't have more to drink...
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