This year I dressed up as Irondog!
I live near Kailua-Kona, where the the Ironman World Champion race is held every year. I watch the Triathlon athletes race and practice all the time. I can do all the tasks they can do, well maybe not the funny machine with the two wheels… I just don’t need the silly gear… But for Halloween I decided to wear the silly gear, swim goggles, visor, running number, running hydration pack, and bike blinky light. See I’m ready for action!
I competed in the costume contest at PetCo but just like last year, the competition was formidable. Actually I think the small dogs have an unfair advantage, especially if they are with “puppy humans” in costume too.
The winner was a small white dog being eaten by an alligator…
then came a Chihuahua in a Mario brother costume and third place was a Cocker Spaniel dressed as vampires.
I tied for forth place this year…
It was fun to meet the other dogs and PetCo gave me a treat bag for participating!
I am one lucky dog and when I heard about the opportunity to help raise funds for pets less fortunate than I am, I said sign me up! Plus, I get to go on a walk with fellow dogs and humans. Yipee! I sent out an email to all my, Alpha’s and Alpha Fem’s friends asking them to sponsor me for the walk and I raised $570! Team Pets for Fitness raised $1670 and we came in 4th place. We raised over $20,000 total for the Humane Society.
Thank you so much for your generous support.
Here I am trying on my new shades I’m going to be sporting on the walk.
Alpha Fem and I are ready for the walk. Alpha had to teach yoga so he met us later.
This is my buddy Miss Mandy or shall I say, Miss Butterfly.
And here are my hiking buddies with Nose for Adventure.
After the walk, I joined the Weimaraner Crew and tried to pass.
The post walk party was held at Ruby and Bella’s home. Over 15 of us dogs ran around and
swam. The water felt great after walking in the hot sun.
It was an awesome day. Yes, I do settle down eventually, especially after an action packed day and a bath.
Last year for Halloween I went as myself because no matter what they put on me, I tore it off. This year, I felt it would be best to just go with the flow and let them costume me.
I am a Naturalist Trail Guide Dog, aka Alpha’s Mini Me since he used to be a Naturalist Guide himself. He said I am really going as a Naturalist since I don’t have any pants on.
The Competition was stiff, but I won 3rd Place! $5 gift certificate and lots of treats.
My favorite part was bobbing for tennis balls. So many balls, so little time…
Until next year, Happy Halloween!