This morning I am taking Emma to the Jessamine County Howl-a-ween Bone Hunt. There is a 2k run/walk race, a doggy costume contest, and a bone hunt - where the dogs can keep all the bones and tennis balls that they are able to find. I'm expecting to see blood shed during this part of the day. But, I am really excited because my co-worker Halee is bringing her 1 year old German Shepard. I am going to run with him (Rudy) in the race while Halee walks Emma.
I ended up running with Emma (I wasn't prepared for Rudy's brute strength) and we got 3rd place overall! I was really proud of how she was able to keep up with me for the most part. But I did have to carry her the last 40 yards or so.
Now, even though I have a brilliant costume in mind, we won't be participating in the costume contest. I think it is humiliating and cruel to stuff a little dog inside a lady bug costume, Superman tights, or the least creative of all for a dachshund - a hot dog bun. Now I do have a really great idea for a costume. It involves a white wig, a tiny velvet hat, small silver spectacles, and a red velvet blouse...combining together to create - you guessed it...Mrs. Claws. I'm pretty sure Emma wouldn't stand for it though. See below for past costume attempts: