|The girls in their costumes|
Of course there was a costume contest and Suzie was a devil and Tina a ghost. I had them from last year's after Halloween sale and Tina got lumped into her costume just because it was the only one that fit. :) It was not a good costume for a short dachshund, though, because the flowing fabric kept getting her tripped up. Finally, while the festivities were going on I tied up the fabric on Tina's back. But when it was time for the costume contest, I had to untie it and let it go.
|Tina Checking out her winnings|
One of my favorite moments of the afternoon when there were a number of senior doxie ladies together. There was Bitsy who was saved by her Mom Boomer from a rural shelter. There was also Betty who was saved by Boomer from another rural shelter but adopted by someone else in the Lo-Downs and then there was Suzie and Tina. All four of these girls faced uncertain futures and now they're all in homes where they're loved so much, they're actually taken to parties in honor of their breed. :)
Even if you're not a doxie lover, one of these parties shouldn't be missed. I am telling you, there is no way possible to not have a huge smile on your face when you're faced with a roomful of crazy, happy dachshunds in Halloween costumes. It is really a sight for sore eyes. It actually helped me face what's really important in my life today as well. Being a decent person and making a positive impact in the world is what are my priorities. I can only live my life based on my own beliefs and do the best I possibly can. I don't need to behave similarly to other people who may hurt me and I don't need to give up just because I make a mistake.
|Two Tired Girls on Their Way Home|