Saturday, October 20, 2012

Going to Barkworld! What should Lulu wear?

This coming week is a big week. We're going to BarkWorld Expo! Four days of meet pet companies and pet bloggers and dogs and cats and other people who can help make our blog bigger and better. Sponsors including everybody from Petco to Natural Balance to ASPCA to Modern Dog magazine.

The whole bash kicks off with a Halloween "Pawty" this Thursday night.There's an appearance by Norman the Scooter Dog.

Norman is the latest member of the Tillman and Friends team over at Natural Balance. This is him at the KTLA studios.

I have to admit I'm a little nervous about Lulu seeing Norman. She barks at kids on skateboards, riding bikes, riding in golf carts. Seeing a dog on a scooter might make her head explode.

There will also be treats for humans and pets, and prizes for the best costume, funniest costume, etc.

So the question is, what should Lulu's costume be? And I'm not just dressing Lulu, I'm dressing Lulu's pal Cappy the long-haired dachshund. So I need costumes for both.

Here are some ideas I had from some of the local shops. The first few are from Target:

This just makes perfect sense. We live in Central Florida. I've been to Kennedy Space Center. Lulu is a total space cadet. And to boot, my niece thinks Cappy should be either an astronaut or a goose. So we could have our own space team ready for blast off.

This would be cruel but hilarious. Lulu loves chasing squirrels. Now she can be one!

This is one of my favorites. Plush gnome from PetSmart.

I just think this is hysterical. From the Spirit Halloween store.

One for Lulu, one for Cappy? I dunno what Dad would think. These are from Party City.

Out of all the Star Wars costumes, it's the awesomest I've seen. Only seen it at Party City.

So, which costume do you think? Do you have other ideas? Let me know! Natural Balance is doing a special contest for posts. The more comments I get, the more chances I have to win money for a charity of my choice! So please comment after you read this.


  1. Lucky YOU that you get to go!! Have a fabulous time!!

    Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Definitely the madonna bustier one! Beagles are the sexiest breed and having had a beagle/bassett mix, I should know! ;-) have fun!!

    Cheryl and Coach

    1. I don't know if she'd be able to handle the cone boobs! lol But I am intrigued at having her as Madonna and then Cappy as Michael Jackson. That would be funny.

  3. The astronaut costume would look really cute on Lulu & would be even better on a 2 dog team! The AT-AT costume is cool too, maybe one of each?

    1. I have a problem with the AT-AT costume in that I can't find it! It might be sold out everywhere.

  4. I really want the two dogs to match. I think it would be cool to be an Apollo team, or maybe we can come up with a new name for the team. I vote for the Astronaut as a team for Lulu and Cappy. Up, Up and away...

    1. I know Mom, but still... you have to admit Cappy would look awesome as a "Beggin" strip....

  5. Lulu...did your mum say squirrel again!!!! hmmm, I know your probably a natural dog and your going to meet one who runs around on a scooter, so I think you need to look...well cool and beagle-ly! I say no to the star wars costume, due to we beagles just don't have the legs for it...
    I think no to gnome, it covers one of your best features, that is your ears.(other being our wagging tail)
    I think Space dog and maybe Cappy could be your alien!
    Have fun

    1. Lol Maggie! I think you're right about Cappy being an alien. All we'd have to do is get some of that pet spray and spray him green.....


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