Now here's the thing, our mom is pretty nuts about Halloween. I mean she owns a ton of horror movies, loves to eat candy and carve pumpkins, has a box full of vintage Halloween decorations, and she starts planning thr pugs Halloween costumes on November 1st. So since last years celebration was washed out by Hurricane Sandy she was determined to make up for it this. First she got up really super early and made apple cider donuts. She was all proud of herself because she had never made donuts before.
Now they were tasty, but we kind of agree with Dad when he questioned whether they were worth the effort since you can buy pretty good donuts at the shop. Mom, however, is sold on them as a yearly treat. After our donuts and our walk it was time for our yearly pumpkin of goodies. Now we were pretty upset about this because Mom and Dad filled it with our bark box treats. Which is totally unfair. We get a Bark Box every month so it stands to reason that for Halloween we should get a Bark Box AND a treat filled pumpkin. Mom is blaming this one on Dad who apparently said we did not need both.
|Weasley saying "What the #?!# these are our Bark Box goodies!"|
There was still some cool stuff in the pumpkin so we guess in the end it was OK. After the pumpkin it was time for the pugs to get ready for the Halloween parade. Mom and dad used to bring all five doggies but it got to be too hard to control us in all the Halloween chaos so it now falls to the pugs to dress up and Norbert and Bob are lucky enough to get to stay home and then eat the treats we bring back. For this Halloween the pugs wore the same costumes as last year, since they never really got to use them because of the hurricane. They were the Three Pugateers:
The costumes are from Matti's Millinery and Costumes on Etsy and they really are the best costumes we have ever had. She makes great stuff. Mom is already drooling over the Renaissance Tudor pet costume and she says she kind of wishes she was rich and had some Victorian event to go too because she would love to wear one of the Victorian people dresses too. Anyway, our pet parade was at Canis Minor in Pavonia Newport in down town Jersey City.
We arrived in style:
There were lots of doggies in costumes, but it didn't take us long to size up the competition and realize that really, no surprise, we were the cutest.
We participated in the parade but figured it was pretty much a moot point, since we were the clear winers. Sadly it was so windy that tubby lost the feather in his cap. However, that was made up for when we did indeed win, best group, and we got a twenty five dollar gift certificate to the store and we will be in the local paper.
Clearly we are the cutest.
The best part was when we got home from the parade mom and dad gave us and Norbert and Bob lots of treats. Maybe, they were feeling guilty because that night they ditched us! They went out to the Halloween show at the Landmark Loews Theatre. We wanted to go too but apparently no dogs allowed. Its one of the last big movie palaces left in the whole country and since its a non-profit they occasionally show old movies there. We would love to see the inside because Mom and Dad both say its amazing. They took some blurry pictures
We hope mom didn't get any costume ideas for next year from the movie, it was Bride of Frankenstein