Thursday, October 29, 2009

When Fido Wants to Go Trick or Treating...

OK, first of all, do you actually know anyone whose dog is named Fido? I don't. So where did that cliched name come from? Anyway, I digress...

I'm fairly certain Bailey would never go for this. But we're dying to dress him up like a hot dog next year, and take him for a walk during the Trick or Treat hours, along with our baby. Next year will be Baby's First Halloween, and he/she will probably be the ubiquitous pumpkin, just because it's cute.

And we think it would be cute for Bailey and Baby to go trick or treating together. We just need to convince Bailey to go along with it.

So what say you...Halloween costumes for pets, yay or nay?


  1. YAY! i dress my dog AND my cat up (although the cat's doesn't stay on for all that long) to answer the door for the kids. they get a kick out of it!

  2. I may dress Max as a redneck flasher:

    I love the tightie whities.

  3. Heck yeah! Our dog is probably going as a pig. hahaha. She hates the hat part, so I may grant her mercy on that. But it's hilarious...

  4. I once put a wide white satin "belt" on my fat black cat and took him to the vet's as an Oreo Double-Stuff.

  5. oh wow. I never even thought of doing that to my poor dogs.

  6. Jennifer Russell4:36 PM

    Typically, I would be against dressing up my dog. But, last year, I did it for the first time with my spaniel mix. Took him for a walk during Trick or Treat hours. All of the neighbors got a kick out of it. It was kind of fun.

  7. I think "Fido" more or less means "faithful" in Latin... I'd guess it was the name of a dog in an early comic book or comic strip or something, and stuck...

    For Halloween, I'm going to dress my cats up as evil beasties. Which is easy for me, because they already have their costumes, and wear them every day!