A night of fright…
… for poor Lucas.
Halloween is the worst day of the year for him. People walking past the house all evening, the doorbell ringing incessantly, and intruders! intruders! in the alley!
However, we’ve already had one major victory for Halloween this year: We took Emmett and Lucas to Petsmart’s annual Howl-o-Ween event, and Lucas nailed it! They didn’t go in costume – as of last weekend I was still planning on making them costumes – but they saw tons of dogs all decked out.
There were big dogs and little dogs in an array of store-bought and homemade costumes.
I was so proud of Lucas. He waltzed around the store, took in the sights, and sailed through the event.
He did better than Emmett, who was pulling every which way to get in on the action. They saw their two favorite Petsmart trainers and met the store manager. At one point, a boisterous dog in a bright red cape rushed Lucas’ face… something he’s not fond of… and he definitely told the dog to back off, but it wasn’t a full-blown catastrophe for him. I was so proud of him the whole time we were there!
After the event, we discovered that their costumes were already marked down. We can never find anything big enough to fit Lucas, but they actually had one XXL in one style, so this year Lucas is a Giant Pumpkin!
Emmett is a bumblebee, complete with stinger!
And Cooper is a frog!
Tonight, our neighborhood is having a Halloween parade, so the boys will debut their costumes there. I’m sure they’ll get lots of attention, which is good practice for Lucas and Cooper. Once the trick-or-treating starts, I’ll probably bring them upstairs and away from the door so that Lucas won’t be too anxious the whole night.
What are your Halloween plans? Are your dogs dressing in costume? Please feel free to share pics on the Facebook page – there’s already a darling hot dog from a precious Positively Pit Bull, Holly!