Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hairy Pawter and the Ladybug with Claws

I was going to save Wiley and Jenny and post them on Halloween, but I honestly can't wait anymore. I figured if I post it now it gives people even more time to check them out while they're feeling that good Halloween vibe. 

Any readers who know me personally know that I am obsessed with the Harry Potter series of novels. They are my favorite books to read of all time.

 I even have a hand-made Harry Potter quilt my mother made for me one Christmas, and in case you care, I was in my 20s at the time. BOL! I don't care; there's no shame in my nerd game. I was very excited when I found this Harry Potter costume at a local discount store. 

Although it's intended for humans, I think Wiley wears it like a champ!

Jenny's costume came from a thrift store in Philadelphia. 

It's meant to be worn by a small dog, so the head/hood wouldn't fit on her because it was a bit too big.

 However, the price was right and I couldn't resist. She hated it and she hated me. 

She tried to hide her shame. 

 It took lots of treats to even get one decent picture. 

I also found hair barrettes at a dollar store so I managed to get her in one of them as well.

Now, as you well know, I can never get Wiley and Jenny in a picture together for various reasons. However, while I was trying to get a picture of Wiley to send to Beggin Strips for their #holloween promotion, in which shelters get donations of their treats, Jenny could not resist nosing her way into the picture to see what kind of treat Wiley was getting that she didn't have but definitely wanted. 

Can you believe how focused he stays on me and the treat I was holding in my hand? 

I seriously never thought I'd see the day he had bacon treats next to him, had the cat rubbing up against him (first time ever), and did not react in the slightest!

 None of my friends who know Wiley could believe it until they saw it with their own eyes.

Okay, so there you have it. Share these pictures with everyone who might enjoy them and share your pet pictures with me!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Tale of Two Peteys

I'm very excited to have a few reader-submitted pictures for the Halloween-themed blog. In fact, two of the dogs we're sharing here are rescues, and they're both named Petey! We need to get their stories for a future blog post of course. For now, meet Petey, who lives with Marisa's family. 

Over the years Petey has been quite a good sport about wearing his costumes.

That handsome boy you see with Petey is his human brother Chase. 

Our other Petey lives with Sammy and her family. 

He is also rocking his pumpkin costume.

If you're having a tough time telling the Peteys apart you're not the only one.  I had to rely on the costumes. Sammy's Petey's pumpkin has a hood. How's that for alliteration?

Remember Amy? We talked about her greyhound lifestyle and how she was inspired and forever changed by Bijou. I wanted to share her Halloween spirit as well.

We are going to have Rush's and Rammy's story on the blog sometime in the next few weeks. Don't be surprised if Amy updates their collars again. These boys just might be a bit spoiled. I have very strong opinions on spoiling our pets. You should read about them here

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Spirited Cats

So I've been trying my darnedest to get some good Halloween pics of Jenny. She is such a beautiful cat but boy does she hate to be dressed. 

All I did for these pictures was tie a tutu around her middle and I paid for it.   Here she is attempting to bite my ankle.

 She also worked vigorously to remove herself from  said tutu. 

Oh the indignity of it all!

If only Jenny could be more like Sven and Olaf, who live with my friend Katybeth and her family. 

They are two rescue cats whose stories we'll feature in the upcoming weeks.  But for now, let's just acknowledge that Olaf is a bit more accommodating than Jenny when it comes to getting dressed up.

Poor Olaf. He's dressed up like the wrong Disney character for one thing! Although at least the Little Mermaid is close to his Nordic Hans Christian Andersen roots. 

Now the question is, who wore it better? Katybeth's daughter Peyton, or Olaf? 

I refuse to pick a winner. I just laugh out loud every time I look at this, and that's good enough for me. 

Just in case there weren't enough identity issues going on in their house, here's Peyton this year for Halloween, and she's dressed up like a cat!

Hmmmm. Something tells me the people in Katybeth's household like animals or something. . .  

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

May the Force Be With You

Wiley and I had a little fun with his Yoda costume today.

 Unfortunately we couldn't quite fit his paws through the sleeves of his Jedi robe, but he seemed pretty content wearing it as a cape. 

Enjoy our Halloween pictures and get yours to me if you haven't yet. I'm compiling all the submissions now. Email me at or contact me via social media. 

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Trail Mix

While Hubs is tailgating at Penn State University, Wiley and I took advantage of a beautiful day to explore a new trail. 

We had been to part of this trail last fall, and then for some reason or another we just sort of forgot about it. 

This time we went in the opposite direction of the way we went last year, and we were not disappointed.

 The trail went about a mile right along the Schuylkill River, which you can see in the background of some of the pictures. 

On the other side of the path there were huge rocky outcroppings and some private property. 

Eventually we came to a little bridge that crossed a tributary, and since the trail tapers off there we decided to turn around and head back. 

There is an ongoing project to add more miles of trail, and the path Wiley and I walk along on the island nearby is part of the trail system as well. 

I never pictured myself as someone who would care about hiking trails, but with a walking buddy like Wiley and weather like we had today I can't wait until we have new nearby places to explore. 

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Which Witch?

Since I'm going to share Wiley and Jenny on this post, and I got scratched by Jenny in the process of taking these pictures because I wasn't giving her treats quickly enough, this post is going to have to count for two days worth. Yes, I know that's sort of cheating, but I also know tomorrow will be very busy, and I won't get to update the blog. So this will have to do, and this is pretty stinking cute. 

Wiley has developed into a champion of posing with headbands.

Jenny, on the other hand, cannot stand it. I try so hard but it doesn't help when they are too big and she never sits still. 

Luckily Wiley overcompensates for her. 

Make sure you get your pets all dressed up with no place to go and get their Halloween pictures to me ASAP. Next week is going to be fun-filled with plenty of good costume pictures; share yours too!  Email me at or contact me via social media.

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