Halloween Costumes for the Nation Within?

Yes or no.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/10/do-dogs-actually-like-being-dressed-up-for-halloween.html

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44 Responses to “Halloween Costumes for the Nation Within?”

  1. B.Stover
    9:32 am on October 19th, 2016

    Absolutely not!

    Good morning all.

  2. BMALS
    9:35 am on October 19th, 2016

    I agree, my doggies do not wear costumes. I did buy some Christmas reindeer antlers last year that Maggie would not wear long enough for a picture. I may try Sassy this year. I bet she will be more cooperative.

    That was an interesting point the author made about the reason dogs are uncomfortable with restrictive clothing.

    Wolfie, How are Addie and her folks doing these days?

  3. Tupper and Gilly
    10:05 am on October 19th, 2016
  4. BearSpiritDog
    10:30 am on October 19th, 2016

    A Ken Bone Costume? Really?? Now THAT should be illegal.

    Royals: Could that be a Frustrated Pug under that Mask?

  5. Staff
    11:11 am on October 19th, 2016

    The Pug looked like Groucho Marx to me. Who is Ken Bone?

    http://nature365.tv/october-19-2016/

  6. Herd of Hounds
    11:16 am on October 19th, 2016

    Halloween … Bah humbug ! Too many intruders makes it hard for us to guard the front door.

  7. dawson
    11:39 am on October 19th, 2016

    The look of embarrassment or shame on most of the dressed-up dogs faces should be enough to discourage a caring friend from dressing up dogs.
    Although…Tupper and Gilly, that face mask is hilarious!

    Ken Bone?

  8. Martha
    12:58 pm on October 19th, 2016

    We dresses Scout up as a cheerleader when she was young. She was not amused.

  9. BMALS
    1:31 pm on October 19th, 2016

    If you watched the debates, Ken Bone is that cute little teddy bear of a guy wearing the red sweater and sporting glasses and a moustache. Costume shops are sold out of his costume for Halloween.

    Unfortunately, Ken Bone is not really as sweet and innocent as he appeared. He asked a question about clean energy and what the candidates planed to do to help the environment. From that, one would assume he was concerned about keeping our environment clean. Meantime, he works for Prairie State Energy, in Lively Grove, IL, near St. Louis, Mo. Prairie State is a coal fired power plant and one of the dirtiest being operated in the US. They have tried to dodge compliance with the Clean Power Plan by the EPA.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    1:58 pm on October 19th, 2016

    BMALS, thank you. Since Monday’s flu shot, mom has been hiding under the quilt. We hope the “non-flu” goes away soon.

  11. BMALS
    2:01 pm on October 19th, 2016

    HOH, You seem to be sicker from your flu shot than I was with the flu. Probably not the same kind that you get vaccinated for, mine was just a 24 hour bug. Feeling close to tip top.

  12. BMALS
    2:05 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Staff, As our resident bird expert, did you see the picture I sent you for id. Kelly is feeling sick about the little guy flying into her window. Have never seen a bird like that around here.

  13. BMALS
    2:34 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Staff, Never mind, we figured it out – it was a Gold Crowned Kinglet, which unfortunately hit a window and died. We are feeling terrible about it!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    2:37 pm on October 19th, 2016

    The guy at the wild birds unlimited store here said that if you put something on the outside of the window it gives them a perspective. We had a Brownthrasher crash into our front window and die. Since I put tacky leave sticky things on the window we’ve had no repeat offenses .

  15. BearSpiritDog
    3:24 pm on October 19th, 2016

    We have a had a couple of Unfortunate Window Crashes here also. One died, one lived. Nana believed it to be a bad omen as that was the year that almost wasn’t. She has since made certain the screen is closed at all times, which seems to help. The Hounds have a Good Solution too.
    BTW, Hound’s Mom Under the Quilt, That’s why Someone Here hasn’t gotten a Flu Shot since the early seventies, when she was sicker than a dog from it.

    Like Barb said…Ken Bone is the Big Star of the last Debate.
    Dawson and Staff: Youse didn’t watch?

  16. Herd of Hounds
    3:39 pm on October 19th, 2016

    BSD, since mom lost her spleen she has been told she needs to have inoculations and she has no immune system. She only has killed vaccines. Can’t imagine how sick she would be with a live vaccine.

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    4:21 pm on October 19th, 2016

    BSD – just so you know, the flu shot given now is NOT the same kind that was given in the 70’s. That did indeed turn out to be a true disaster from many people. The current vaccines should not make anyone sick.
    But everyone has a right to their opinion about vaccines.

    Bird crashes – years ago, we had a piliated (sp??) woodpecker SLAM into the picture window here – both bird and window survived somehow. But what a loud WHUMP it made!

  18. BMALS
    4:56 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Kelly may put some stickers up. She has the grills on the windows that look like small panes, so general those windows are safer for birds. I have had a couple of thumps, but no casualties here.

  19. Linda
    5:05 pm on October 19th, 2016

    I have put stained-glass seasonal ornaments on our bird-killer-picture window for years because of the kamikaze birds in our neighborhood. Right now we have autumn leaves, corn, scarecrows, witches, ghosts,and bats. Possibly not terribly classy, but effective.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    5:16 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Linda, if you are saving birds lives who cares if it’s tacky or not! Our mom will go for tacky window stickies anytime. Oh wait, she does have lots of tacky window stickies!

  21. BMALS
    6:37 pm on October 19th, 2016

    I don’t think the seasonal ornaments sound tacky at all.

  22. Masquers
    7:11 pm on October 19th, 2016

    LL: Kamikaze birds…good one. ^..^

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Vote!…You all know my vote. I vote costumes Should Be Illegal….grump!…Even green bows on tails should be outlawed…sniff!

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Linda!…Your tackiness is saving lives…chuffle!…Who cares what it looks like…wheeze!

  25. Linda
    8:16 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Rio: I live for your approval, my dear.

  26. Herd of Hounds
    8:53 pm on October 19th, 2016

    LL: love the kamikazi birds! We also have suicial fuzz butts (read squirrels) this time of year.

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Linda!…snorkel!

  28. Linda
    8:56 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Rio: Chuffle!

  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Linda!…I think of you and your pretzels often. I hope youse and your family is very well…wheeze!…I am counting the dayz till my friend is home for good after the week of Thanksgiving…guffle!…Time is creeping by right now, but eventually someone here will have FREE TIME….woooHoooo!….I don’t thing she can even spell “Free Time”…heh!heh!

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Debate!…I cannot spell correctly while typing and listening to the Debate….gah!

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Masks!…I take it Tupper and Friends agree that Pugs should be burdened with masks that limit their already limited ability to breath…wheeze!

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Halloweenie!…It brings out the worst in me, oh yes it does…sniff!

  33. Macy the Min-pin
    10:33 pm on October 19th, 2016

    The WORST in Rio? Now that is truly frightening.

  34. Macy the Min-pin
    10:35 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Annie, Me, Belle. Perfect

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Macy!…heh!heh!

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    10:58 pm on October 19th, 2016

    When it comes to costumes, we take our lead from Alice. She does it with panache.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Door!…Pugs wag their curly tails, which is quite an effort and then they SCREAM and YEEEEP!…and HOWL! and RUN for toys when someone they have missed all day come home and opens the door…heh!…It is quite a circus of piercing loudness..chuffle!…Sometimes my friend’s ears are ringing….heh!heh!…That is actually the goal each day…snort!

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Alice!…In disguise…sniff!

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Menacing!…Kat. Alice…yeep!

  40. BMALS
    11:18 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Watched the debate. Now I am drained, so off to bed. Night all.

  41. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:46 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Drained!….Defeated…Denial!…Hey! Lets all plan a trip to Denali Alaska!!….Woooo!

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:47 pm on October 19th, 2016

    Goodnight!…All!

  43. Herd of Hounds
    1:32 am on October 20th, 2016

    Love the list of “D’s” leading up to Denali, AK. Since Snowhook is a double threat in the John Beargrease race maybe we should add Duluth, MN ! Nighty night .

  44. Addie's Gramsey
    3:56 am on October 20th, 2016

    Addi has gone ten days without a medical crisis but continues to have complications, although not serious. She has gained almost 2 lbs since birth but is still on O2 and a feeding tube. She is still in the pediatric ICU. She is a love.

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