Thursday, October 27, 2011

Look at that dog!

Last night was my small town's annual Halloween parade. We go every year - local businesses open up to trick or treaters, and afterward there is a parade through town with firetrucks & marching bands and social clubs throwing candy to spectators. It's something I have been doing since I was a kid, and it;s always fun. This year however, there was an added bonus.

In addition to the previously mentioned groups, individuals can walk in the parade and show off their costumes. you will see a lot of regular, store-bought costumes, along with some really creative ones. This year, the best I saw was a kid dressed as a Lego man. I don't have a photo, because I was so mesmerized by how perfect it was that I forgot I had a camera.

One staple of these parades is dogs in costumes. You will see dogs dressed as Steelers, dogs as bumblebees, dogs as princesses. One year, there was a tiny Cinderella in a carriage being pulled by dogs. This year, there was a Cruella de Vil with a bunch of dalmatians. And being the dog lovers that we are, if you sit anywhere near us, you will hear repeated, excited cries of, "Look at that dog!"

Toward the end of this year's parade, I saw a cute dog heading our way in a tutu and fairy wings. I pointed it out to the girl & her friend, knowing they would love it. But then it got a little closer and I noticed that Wait! That's not a dog! And those of you that know me will understand how much it pleased me to see what it really was:

Yes, my friends - that is a goat. A Tutu Fairy Goat. The only thing that would have made it better for me would have been if it had fainted from my camera flash. Best goat ever.

And as a bonus, her's my little Flamenco dancer:

And my insane son:

(he almost didn't wear it bevcause it was supposed to rain and apparenty wearing one of those in the rain can cause drowning. Or something)

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hellpellet said...

A Fairy Goat Mother? I love it.
To little bits.

Burgh Baby said...

I want to buy you a goat SO bad. How is it that my husband won't approve that purchase? HOW?

Magpie said...

Oh. That goat totally made my day. Totally.

bluzdude said...

That's how they waterboard now... put the prisoner in the suit and lock them outside in the rain.

Dick Cheney said it's not torture.

Rach said...

yay! i found your blog...yet another one to add to my list & suck up more time :) btw, "lego man" was my cousin's (Kristin Carroll)son. She's a crafty bitch (too bad it doesn't run in the