Friday, October 24, 2008

Penelope's Ball

Wroo, everypuppy and kitty! Dannan here.

The Girl is getting ready to go to the Festival for the Animals - Penelope's Ball, which is the local SPCA's Halloween fundraiser. She says that animals can't go, which I don't get. How can it be a festival for the animals if animals aren't even allowed? This is how this makes me feel:

You've seen pictures like this before. They really are different pictures; I am in despair quite often. (I've got that whole hound/spaniel sad face, and I really work it.)

The Girl is dressing up for the ball. She is going as a dust bunny; there will be pictures tomorrow.

Last year, she went as a Watch Dog. This is the only picture I could find:

The Girl is on the right. She's not fond of getting her picture taken. (Yet she subjects ME to it all the time. Are all humans so full of contradictions? Rhetorical question. I've noticed that most of my bloggy friends have humans who don't post their own pictures, but take zillions of pictures of my friends. That's okay, I'm here for them, anyway.)

Ahem, back to what I was saying. The Girl had this Rotti hat (it's hard to tell in this picture, and the flaps down over her human ears are not the ears on the dog, you just can't see them), and she put brown felt on her chest and an old collar of mine (and MY tags!) around her neck. Then, she wore every watch she owned on her arms, and pinned ten or twelve dollar store watches to her clothes. Get it? Watch dog. She is so painful when she's trying to be clever!

Now I know that anyone who knows our friend Ben will say that The Girl looks nothing like a Rotti, and that she is not a particularly sound example of the breed. Perhaps she will do better as a dust bunny. She has promised me that there will be pictures. I packed the camera in the bag with her costume, so she better keep her promise.

Gotta go finish supervising the makeup application. There will also be hairspray, and much sneezing!


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We think your mom looked cool! (We love the dust bunny idea too-if she needs any real ones to copy, we have PLENTY lying around)
We agree-what is up with no dogs at this deal??! Hmmpphh. You'll probably have a better time with cat tv anyhow. Dumb humans...
Sunny & Scooter

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...


We saw your blog on Mango's blog and thought we would come by and say hello.

Our person takes loads and posts a lot of photo's of us too but only posts a few of herself. She likes it when other dog owners put pic's on of themselves too though.

We look foward to visiting your blog again.

Holly & Zac

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dannan!
I am sorry you are not allowed there!
I am sure your Girl will have a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Saint Lover said...

Oh poor Dannan.. I wish you could have gone too. But I bet the girl will have lots of fun with her human friends and will have tons of juicy gossip and stories to tell you from the evening.

Grab the remote and some milkbones and enjoy having the house to yourself :wink:

Holly said...

My human refuses to have her picture taken, but she wastes no time at all taking 10 zillion picutres of US! That is sooo unfair!


Janet said...

ROFLMAO! Can't wait to see what this year's looks like!

Anonymous said...

Love the costume. I have never thought of a dust bunny creative!

Bobby said...


Stella said...

Bobby is rite, they don't do fun stuff at hoomans parties. They do have some good eats though, which would be worth going for.

I love the Golden Paw reward you gave me, Dannon, it makes me feel a little more important.

Me and Spencer have been out in the sun alll day long. Mom is happy about that.
Kisses, Stella

Daisy Dog said...

Well that party sure sounds cool! My mom dosn't get dressed up on halloween anymore. But I think she is going to go and buy some pumpkins today.

Ruby said...

Hi Dannan
Sorry mom left you home while she went out to party. It's to bad the sad puppy dog eyes didn't break her down.
I thought your mom's costume was cute and very creative. Your mom is very brave to publish her pics, my mom won't.
Have a good Sunday
Love Ruby

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dannan its dennis the vizsla dog hay dust bunny is a funny kostoom i think i cud get a kostoom like that just by crawling arownd underneeth mama and dadas bed and -- hay dada why ar yoo shushing me??? help help im being repressd!!!! ok bye

Joe Stains said...

omdog we can't wait to see the photos. I am sure you did a great job helping her get ready!

Mango said...

Our doggie place is having a fund raising halloween party with no dogs allowed too. What's up with that?

Your girl's costume last year looked great! I know the peoples can be camera shy. I don't know why. They all love doggies which makes them just sparkle in my eyes.