Hunny and I met Cheryl, Jennifer and Roshi at the Brentwood Dogpark for the 3rd Annual BowWowWeen event sponsored by Much Love Pet Adoption. It was a bigger event than I was expecting. Many adoption and retail booths, an agility training course, a silent auction, a cat cemetery, even a doggie haunted alley. Hunny went through on her own, twice. By the end of our visit when she wanted to go again, I suddenly felt like a true parent, "Come along now Hunny. Let others have a chance. OK, just one more time."
One of the main events was the costume contest. Yes, doggies in costumes. I have mixed feelings about all that. While many of them look cute in their BowWowWeen Costumes, it's just the kind of thing that borders on abuse. I mean, it's not like the dog said, "Oooh, this year I want to be a Ninja Turtle!" A lot can be learned about doggie parents at this time of year. Adults as well as kids were dressed like their pets. One 14-year-old dog was dressed as an 'aging bride'. Her mother said, "She's keeping the faith for all of us." ... Really? For all of us? Hmmm ...
Personally I think Roshi (pictured above) had the best costume of all. We told everyone he's really a Pitbull in a Pomeranian costume. He pulls it off really well, don't ya think? I wonder if that ballerina-pug knew what she was getting herself into.
Hunny spent most of her time standing back and letting the others make fools of themselves. There were a few moments I caught her laughing and pointing at some of her peers. Still, she got a lot of attention. She's so damn cute she doesn't even need a costume.
We chose to go on the early end of the event. I was concerned about traffic, parking and crowds in general. We wanted to miss the celebrity judges. We timed it just perfectly too. As we were leaving, Tori Spelling and her dog were drawing a small crowd.
Lots of photographers, reporters, etc. were all over the place. So I imagine there will be something in the local papers tomorrow. But, ew. The thought of putting my pup on the runway for a costume contest turns my stomach a little. Yet, I'm sure if I were there for the judging, it wouldn't take long for me to kill my camera battery and fill the memory card. You know what that's like...you don't wanna watch, but you can't not look.
There is only one dog I saw this week who looked totally excited to be in costume. Winnie. When I arrived to pick her up Friday for the dogpark, she came running to me, all excited to show off her princess attire. Just look at the joy on her face. Precious!
No, she did not wear any of that to the dogpark Friday. She wanted to. Believe me. I took a bunch of pictures and was like, "awww, cute. now take it off so you can get good and muddy."
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend!