Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Halloween Has Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)

I've been called a witch plenty of times. Yet, I have no black cat. In fact, I have no cat at all. That is my best and only arguement.

I am, however, the owner of one pathetic, lazy and absolutely spoiled beagle by the name of Newman. Newman hails from North Carolina. My oldest son and husband found him online on a Humane Society website and he was about to be put down.

Enter mom - the savior of beagles named Newman in NC. Because my "boys" were absolutely set on having this particular dog I called the Humane Society and inquired about getting this dog to Kansas. Let me tell you, this was no easy feat.

First of all, Newman needed to be "fixed". (Ya know, the whacking off of his maleness.) $$ [cha ching].
Then I had to purchase a crate. $$ [cha ching]
Then I had to purchase a plane ticket, but animals can only fly in cargo and it was summer and it was hot so the flight had to be in at night. $$ [cha ching]
Then I would have to drive to the airport and hour and a half away to retrieve him. $$ [cha ching]

So, the night of Newman's scheduled midnight arrival I packed my then 6 year old son into the car at 10pm and off we went. To pick up his new dog.

It was a dark and stormy night. No - really it was. There were some terrible lightening storms and my hubby was calling every 10 minutes to see if we were ok. (freak)

We arrived on time only to find that the flight was delayed due to storms. The flight would be in around 2 am. Ok, back to the car to listen to the radio and rest a bit.

2am - no flight - no dog. Flight has been diverted....to Dallas/Fort Worth. Back to the car.
3am - no flight - no dog. Flight was actually diverted to....Houston. Back to the car.
5am - the eagle, errr, beagle has landed!!

Our family loves this mutt and, as far as I can tell, other than the ability to do absolutely nothing useful - he is without fault. (Here's the mutt, without costume and few years younger)

And here are some pets decked out in their Halloween garb:

Check out the animals in costume at Joe-Ks. com. These hot dogs were somewhat predictable but too damn cute to ignore:

Even a white kitty will look wicked with this witchy cat costume found on TheCat'sMeow:

Snuzzy.com offered two great pets in costume. A miniature version of Harry Potter's Fluffy and a puny pirate:

If you have a pet with an attitude that won't let you dress him up then pop over to Feline Fido Pet Designs and pick him up a festive Halloween collar. We also found a great selection of doggie costumes and collars at Trendy Puppy.

Hmmm Newman may be getting a makeover.


  1. ah, Newman looks sweet. Love dogs. Have cats myself.....that is why I find the cat costume so scary. Not because it is scary....the idea of trying to get that on any of my cats is (shudder) horrifying.

    And would likely involve blood loss, my blood loss. Good reason to get a dog.

    Definately post pictures of Newman after his "makeover" :)

  2. Your dog is so cute! I like the two weiner dogs too! I am the master of one female weiner dog (Dachsund) named Ginger so there is no way I can't find them cute.

  3. PumpkinBrain - I used to own a Dachshund when I was a tot. Sadly my only memories of him are through photos but this breed is always adorable!

    Frog Queen - I grew up with tons of cats. I can so relate. Have you ever read that How To Give Your Cat a Pill In 20 Easy Steps? It's hysterical (here's the link)


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