Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween! Love, Gypsy, Maggie and Nim

Happy Halloween all! This is probably one of my top holidays and I feel like I have done nothing...not even black nail polish!

Last weekend mom and I took the pups out for photos and a little early Halloween celebrating.

First, we went to PetSmart. They all got their matching costumes there.

Nim's head part wouldn't fit over his big giant head and neck.

And Maggie wouldn't stop talking about her feelings. Nim was a little confused.

Maggie was less chatty in this second photo. 

Gypsy, well. It is hard being Gypsy.

She had to wear a costume and cameras are trying to suck her soul. Interestingly the head part actually fit on her. She even has her little antennas up.

 Apparently Maggie was trying to say that she wanted her own photo alone too. 

After we left PetSmart we then drove to Woodinville for Cascade Kennels Haunted Puppy Town. That was nuts! I really am impressed with what they pulled off for this. That was a lot of dogs and kids in a pretty small area. It was great fun.

All of the following photos were on the Cascade Kennels facebook page. I definitely needed all my hands free at this event.

Gypsy was probably a bit underwhelmed with the riff-raff, and I am sure that a week later she is still processing the events of the day.

Maggie of course had fun and she got to see one of her favorite trainers there. I am pretty sure all of Maggie's trainers are her favorite, but you never know.

Nim and Maggie went through a maze together. Maggie peed in it. Nim did not. Ha!

It was really a great event. Several different groups were represented. You participated in the event for a donation and they all had little treats to give away. There were even animals for adoption there.

This was the first event that Nim was surrounded by kids in costumes. It wasn't until I noticed him really trying to investigate one of them that I realized it was probably a weird experience for him. He wasn't freaked out or anything, but really just seemed generally interested.

We took some time in a corner for awhile so Nim could actually calm down and just be present. In retrospect he really needed a lot more support and work on the way in.

Either before or after this photo was taken Nim jumped on the table. Judging by my vice grip on the collar I guess it was after.

The "Maggie Favorite Trainer" (Katie from Dogs in Progress) had a little agility course set up that was fun. I haven't yet taken a class from Katie, but I have seen her in other classes and watched her compete. Great handler and trainer. Another "Maggie Favorite Trainer" was supposed to be there (Pritamo from FunQuest Dog Sports), but she was out sick. Gypsy says Pritamo is HER trainer anyway and NOT Maggie's. But since Pritamo is a Nose Work trainer I was of course hoping for a scent game. :)

Both Nim and Maggie had fun on the agility course. It has been about 2 years since I have done any agility and contact work and watching Nim slow to do his contacts made me miss it a lot.

There was a bobbing for hot dog event for the dogs (I think the humans were competing on Marshmallows). This was slightly disastrous because first Nim wanted to jump on the guy with the string. The guy was actively moving the string and talking to Nim so from Nim's point of view that is where the game was. Nim was completely missing the hotdog dangling in front of him. Then when he finally did understand the hot dog part I had to fight to get the string back.

This photo of Maggie and Nim is hilarious.

I leave you on that.

I have been silent due to a dead primary computer, work, and studying, but really miss my blogging. This Halloween adventure was a nice break.

I can't believe November is starting...


  1. OMG! I wondered if we would get to see the pictures from Cascade Kennels! I shall go check them out now! It was a great commentary on our day. What fun!

    1. I know! It wasn't until I was looking up a link for the event I realized there were photos to work with. It was fun. Nim was pooped that day.

  2. Thanks for sharing all the fun you had at these events. Sure gave me a smile.

    1. Thanks! I loved your costumes on your pups. Sorry I have been so bad with blog following. I am really out of sorts with the different computers right now. :) I have to say, I am not a fan of how the google web interface sorts e-mail. I ended up missing a lot and not realizing it.

  3. I wonder how they knew Gypsy's name on the picture at Cascade Kennels?! :)

  4. What great pictures of all the caterpillar's! Love them! I'm so glad you got to get out and enjoy in the festivities. I hope you get back on soon...we miss you!
    I can't believe it's November already too! Yikes!

    1. In happier news I am commenting on a new computer right now. We are part way there. Just trying to get things to work together. Sigh.