Last week I saw the cutest Halloween costume at the Large But Classy Discount Store where I live. Not for me: for my dog.
It's a pumpkin outfit.
Now, I wasn't shopping for Halloween, for my dog or really, anyone. I was shopping for laundry detergent and paper towels and oh, I think, toenail clippers or something. Colored pencils. A plastic waste basket. And those adorable dog Halloween costumes were right there on the end of a row, where everyone could see them.
Generally speaking, my dog doesn't wear clothes. We have two cute bandannas that we occasionally remember to put on. Last year we got a pair of antlers for Halloween that she didn't like very well. And of course, there were the Famous Very Cute Red Sunglasses that she wore for the picture. (We actually just found those sunglasses in the parking lot of the Large But Classy Discount Store.) (Later that day, she ate them.)
And I don't believe in conspicuous consumption for dogs: no expensive, unnecessary accessories or designer dog beds. We're spent a little in dog training and sadly, in vet bills. She doesn't (read: can't) eat a lot of fancy treats, either.
But I Really Wanted To Buy This Halloween Outfit.
I know, it's crazy. I mean, I think she could wear it to Large Pet Store on Halloween. And we could take pictures (something we do love to do). And it is only $8.99.
What do you think?