Taking fancy dress to a new level

Yesterday, the pet store in our local shopping area caused a street to be closed. It was an extremely important event: the Halloween pet costume parade. And not only was the street shut, but there was a red carpet, stage, PA system, loud music, judging panel and 33 entrants. It was really daft and really entertaining, if only to see the lengths to which people go here. Dogs were dressed up as bunnies, dragons, cheerleaders, bees, lions, ninja turtles, spiders, Minions (from Despicable Me) and more. And it’s still not even Halloween yet. I wouldn’t have missed this for the world.

A hot dog. How cheesy! Boom boom.

A hot dog. How cheesy! Boom boom.

The tiniest pirate ever

The tiniest pirate, ever. The costume was chosen because this chihuahua recently lost an eye. It generated loads of “Awwwww”s.

A bather and her rubber duck. I rather liked the team effort between owner and pet.

A bather and her rubber duck. I rather liked the coordinated team effort between owner and pet.

More teamwork: a shepherdess with a wolf in sheep's clothing.

More teamwork: a shepherdess with a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Surely this dog's outfit bent the rules, being non-existent? It wasn't so much dressed up as used as an accessory to its owner's outfit.

Surely this dog’s outfit bent the rules, being non-existent? It wasn’t so much dressed up as used as an accessory to its owner’s outfit. Maybe Toto’s costume was left in Kansas.

Talking of accessories, this was a serious one. I hope this owner had children to make use of the car too, once her newlyweds had finished with it.

Talking of accessories, this was a serious one. I hope this owner had children to make use of the car too, once her newlyweds had finished with it.

My personal favourite: a fantasy dancer.

My personal favourite: a fantasy dancer.

And to prove that it's not just dogs that get to hate dressing up at Halloween, there was a princess guinea pig entry too.

And to prove that it’s not just dogs that get to hate their dressing up outfits at Halloween, there was a princess guinea pig entry too.

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About Natalie Gotts

I've been a management consultant, a nutritional therapist, a Journey practitioner and a mother. I've sold ostriches in China and personal safety devices in Hong Kong. Whatever I've done, and wherever I've been, I've written about it.
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