Costume Contest at Petco!!

Happy Halloween everyone!! We had a great time at the contest on the 14th! Instead of there just being 2 other people that showed up like last year, there was quite the crowd this time!

 

There were so many dogs and even a hamster that dressed up for the contest! Including us there were 10 contestants for this year! Last year was fun but this year was even more so! I only barked on two or three occasions but calmed down nicely! One was when the other dogs there were barking but I behaved myself after that! I even let some of the people there pet me!

In the beginning, Barbarella and I did some tricks while we were waiting for the contest to start! Doing tricks always makes us feel more comfortable in situations like this. Once the contest started, all the contestants lined up and were called one by one to “parade” around in front of the judges. Jess and Amanda carried us because they thought we might be nervous walking around with people staring at us. Everyone absolutely loved our Indian costumes!

The Petco people took our pic while we were waiting!

After that, everyone put in their votes (even the contestants got to vote for their favorite!) and the winners were announced! There were two categories: “Pet” and “pet and pet parent”! Jess, Amanda, Barbarella and I all dressed up together so we were in the pet and pet parent category! Then the winners were announced!! We won’t 1st place!!!!

The other dogs in costumes that we voted for also placed too! We had so much fun and just love our 1st place ribbon! We are glad that everyone loved seeing us and our costumes and had a great time! We had to leave shortly after it ended because we were on a schedule that day, or else we would have stayed longer and maybe showed off a few more tricks! After we left Petco, we stopped at TSC to pick up some horse feed. We love TSC because they let us doggies go in the store with our humans! We even got a couple treats from the cashier at the checkout! I wore my costume in TSC to just to show everyone there also!

Freshly received treat from the cashier!

We had a really fun day over all and I was so exhausted from all the fun that I decided to take a nap just as soon as we were out of the stores, lol!

October!

It’s finally Fall! We love fall! The air is cooling down, leaves are starting to cover the ground and halloween is also coming up! We are looking forward to going to Petco’s halloween costume contest this weekend!

Jess and Amanda are hurrying to finish our costumes and trying to come up with something for them as well! Ours are almost done but they still need to work on a few more things! Jess and Amanda are also trying to teach us not to paw at our costumes on our heads because they need to stay on! I’m getting better but still need more practice! The people at Petco are going to love the costumes Jess and Amanda are making for us and we hope to cause lots of “awws”, lol!

I was a very good girl at last year’s contest and didn’t mind the other dogs at all! If you know me, you know that I don’t always like big strange dogs and sometimes feel uncomfortable around them. Jess likes doing tricks with me in the stores to help loosen me up and not be so wary of people and dogs that are near. It really helps me to focus on having fun and not worrying about them as much! I love going places and I love doing tricks, so we can’t wait to go! Last year, Barbarella didn’t get to come but this year she does!

Barbarella’s 6th Birthday

So, the day before my birthday, Amanda checked the forecast to see if we were going to be able to have my birthday in the morning like we always do. Turns out, the app said it was going to rain. And it did in the morning, then later it stopped. So, we didn’t get to have my birthday in the morning, but Amanda and Jess also noticed they didn’t have any peanut butter to make my cake with anyway! When they got some from town, they immediately went to making my cake! And they even made a couple extra for Mini and Zachary. After the cakes were done, they took them out and let’em cool so they could be iced with yogurt. Once they cooled, Amanda and Jess iced them and put a carrot candle and dried kelp on mine and a blueberry on Mini’s and put them in the freezer for a little bit to make the yogurt stay in place so it wouldn’t drip off.

By then everything was finished and we were ready for my party. Amanda checked the forecast again because it looked like it was about to break out raining. On the app, it said there was a 59% chance of rain in the next hour, but the app isn’t always right so we were unsure if it was going to rain more or not. So we went out anyway and hoped it didn’t start to rain on us.

Once everything was set up and ready, they started taking the pictures.

Then they sang happy birthday to me and said I could eat my cake! Mmmmm mmm… it was goood!

Mini loved hers too!

After we got done with our cakes, I got to open my presents! The first one I opened was a new bowl! Amanda has been wanting to get me a new bowl because the one I had, got the paw prints rubbed off. She found this one at Chewy.com and thought it was perfect.

My second present was a USA goody box (also from Chewy.com)! Y’all remember the one Mini got for her birthday? Well, I got the same one because we loved all the yummy treats in it!

I pulled out two bags of treats. The first was, Wellness’ soft wellbites! And the second was, Zuke’s mini naturals!

Mini then started helping me pull out more treats, only I really wanted the Wellness treats to be opened!

Mini tried pulling out one bag of treats, but couldn’t get it because it was under the other treats. Then I went over to help her, but as I got on the box, she pulled out the True Chews premium grillers!

After that, I still wanted the Wellness treats, so Amanda helped us take out the rest of the treats.

We then had a photo shoot with all my presents. When that was over, I got to pick out the treats I wanted opened first.

I obviously chose the Wellness soft wellbites!

And then we did tricks with the yummy treats! We made a video of my entire birthday with the trick at the end for y’all to enjoy! If it doesn’t play right here, click here to view it on youtube.

I had a great day and we were so happy it didn’t start raining on us! It stayed cloudy, but every once is a while the sun would come out! Thank y’all for all the birthday wishes on Instagram!

P.S. Zachary got his cake when we got inside and he loved it! Jess and Amanda even tasted a little bit of his and they thought it was delicious!