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My favorite dog costumes for Halloween

Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

In 2010 when I first moved in with my husband I wanted so badly to dress our little chihuahua up for Halloween.  He's only 7lbs and I couldn't help but think of all of the cute things he could be - a pirate, a taco, a vampire.  I wanted to buy him a costume and go to the pet-friendly Halloween events but my husband really wasn't up for dressing up the dog so I didn't persist.  I did succeed in dressing him up for a winter walk through the botanical gardens later that year when … [Read More...]

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My favorite dog costumes for Halloween

Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

In 2010 when I first moved in with my husband I wanted so badly to dress our little chihuahua up for Halloween.  He's only 7lbs and I couldn't help but think of all of the cute things he could be - a pirate, a taco, a vampire.  I wanted to buy him a costume and go to the pet-friendly Halloween events but my husband really wasn't up for dressing up the dog so I didn't persist.  I did … [Read More...]

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