Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hot Dog! It's Almost Time for A Hallo-wiener!

My favorite Halloween story to read to the kids is Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey. I love that little haunted hound! I have been reading this story (after weeks of build up) each Halloween for about 13 years now. I just love it so!

Imagine my delight when I learned that the good folks from Long Beach, California have brought this story to life for me! The Haute Dog organization holds an annual Howl'ween Dog Parade!

Hallo-wieners by the dozen! Hot Dog!

Tonight at dinner (after another amazing Cliff Salad- he's becoming a salad artist I tell you!) we had an engaging discussion of whose costume was cuter. Cliff votes for this darling little lobster.Lobster Bake
I loved this little guy! His grandma said to me, "My grand-dog is going to be a dragon!" I thought "Oh sweetie, your grand-dog is getting eaten by a dragon!" It was too funny!
Dino Eating Dog
My favorite big dog costume was Wonder Woman. It's amazing to see hundreds of dogs so quiet. There was hardly any barking. I guess the costumes make them shy. We both agreed that the bulldogs wear costumes the best. They seem to actually like it! I could go on and on!

Cliff says the dog parade brings people together. It's true. If you live in So. Cal and you are looking to forget about the stock market or the election, (and aren't we all at this point?) head over to the Haute Dog Parade Sunday October 26, at 2:30. I swear it's a little slice of world peace. If you can't make it treat yourself to some wonderful chuckles and check out my whole flicker set of last year's parade dogs!

1 comment:

MGMatt said...

The Hallo-wiener is a favorite of mine too!