Can you guess what we have been up to? Yup, we have been decking the halls. Normally we wait until after Thanksgiving to put up our Christmas decorations, but we have a busy schedule coming up.
- 1 Bag of Dog Food
- 2 Bags of Treats
- 1 Antler Bone
- Stuffed Animal
- 6 pack of Poop Bags
Today I attended the local Petco Halloween costume contest and met so many amazing pets. I went in my Chief Taste Tester Costume made by Key2Life. Check out the pictures below to see my amazing adventure:
Waiting for my name to be called during the costume contest.
Buying pet costumes can be expensive and you can only use them once, maybe twice a year. Have you ever thought about buying children dress-up clothes, costumes, or outfits and use them for the your pet?
|(Spencer is very upset that the pizza slices are not real…)|
In 2011, Spencer went as a Pizza Chef! It was only logical since he’s known for stealing a slice here and there when your back is turned.
I went on Etsy.com, a online “marketplace” with over hundreds of thousand seller. I came a cross this one seller, Key2Life, who makes customized aprons and chiefs hats for children. After a brief conversation letting her know what I was looking for, Spencer’s hat and apron were on their way! Once I put them on him I know we had a winning look.
Rounding the look off we made a t-shirt (mens M) that stated “For pickup or delivery call 1-800-SPENCER,” and we reused his boys size 8 jeans from the year before. We also added in a felt pizza. When everything is combined, Spencer becomes our Chief Taste Tester!
After Halloween, kids can play dress-up with the hat, apron, and pizza. And parts of the costume (such as the jeans) can be saved for another Halloween costume.
I know that “dog shaming” was a fad months ago and, while some of the photos are kinda cute, it’s not something I was totally sold on. Many of them said more about their human than about their furry selves. Some of the photos just screamed “TOO MUCH INFORMATION!”
I guess this is the moment where you can point at me and shout “HYPOCRITE!” The photo below is what I first saw after work. The worse part was that Spencer was just so darn proud of himself. As if he was searching it for hidden poison or some toy at the bottom of the box.
It was like he was standing on the top of a massive snow pile, banging his chest and yelling “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!” As if the crackers, two different kinds of cereal, peanut butter and fish batter was his Mount Everest.
In the end it makes for an interesting photo but the chances are good that he will have to be monitored for a few hours and have to have frequent trips outside if you get my drift…
Do you have any pictures of your dog getting into mischief? Or come home to a mess? Please share your pictures or stories so I don’t feel quite so irresponsible!
A dog drops on average poops 3/4 pounds of waste daily. That means if your town has 730 dogs that is approximately 550 pounds of dog waste is generated each day! Even if half of that was picked up daily that is still 225 pounds of poop! Yuck, that is a lot of POOP!!!
- You can use a scooper method, bag method or shovel to pick up the poop.
- Make sure you put it in a bag and seal it before placing it in the trash.
- Do Not compost your pet waste!
It is every pet owner’s responsibility to clean up after their pet. So join me and Spencer and head to your local dog park, favorite trails, or just around you neighborhood and “Be a Scooper Hero” by cleaning it up.
Here are 5 reasons dog owners must Scoop That Poop.
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