Howloween Humiliation

October 22 | 4 Comments

This is the time of year I dread. Why? Because it’s Halloween time and that means my parents are going to dress me up in some ridiculous costume. In the past I’ve been Superman, Spiderman, Darth Vader, Pumpkin Monster, Reindeer and a ghost. I’m sure there are more but that’s all I can remember. It appears I’m not the only one who gets this treatment.

October 22, 2007) – A devil twirled around while her master held a lollipop in the air and a cheerleader shook her behind as she walked past the judges.

The pug costume judges, that is.

During the fourth annual Rochester Canine Playgroup’s Howl-o-Ween, dogs of all kinds and sizes participated in costume contests and other Halloween activities with their owners.

“It’s a very nice social atmosphere for the dogs and for us (dog owners) as well,” said Playgroup founder Tara Gamby.

A very nice social atmosphere for the humans. It’s a humiliating experience for canines.

The event was divided into three sessions Sunday – a pugs-only group, small dogs and big dogs.

May I suggest dividing the sessions into these three groupings: totally humiliated dogs, slightly disgraced dogs and dogs that play for the other side. See if you can determine which picture below belongs in which category (all dogs depicted below are males).

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4 Responses to “Howloween Humiliation”

  1. harley-dgo on October 24th, 2007 3:43 pm

    harley not sure of the first 2…but 3rd pic gotta be the Larry Craig look a like category.

  2. Tara Gamby on February 18th, 2008 2:46 am

    It's quite funny seeing myself quoted in someone's blog.  Are you from the Rochester area???? 

    What's funny is that I only dress my dog up for about 5 minutes and then take it off, she can't stand it!  But to tell you the truth, some of these dogs love to dress up and show off.

  3. Bo on February 19th, 2008 9:58 pm

    Tara…not only are you quoted in a blog, but you are quoted in a blog written by a dog. Now that’s something special. Don’t forget to tell the little one.

    I will say that I wish my parents were like you, allowing me to take off my costume after five minutes. This year I sat in a ridiculous cowboy outfit for three hours. Let me tell you, it wasn’t a cool looking cowboy outfit either. I looked like a cross between Annie Oakley and her more feminine sister.

    I have been to Rochester and peed in your lovely lake, but reside in Georgia. I do have a lawyer friend there, Mark Cianca, who got me off a public urination charge once. What can I say, human rules are meant to be broken.

    Anyway, good luck with Rochester Play Group and if you ever need help in Georgia, look me up.


  4. Tara on June 30th, 2008 11:47 pm

    Bo, you peed in my lake, hell so did I!

    Too bad none of the photos that were posted were from my event, you should of told me you needed some, I would of sent them to you, well maybe after this humiliating Howl-o-Ween you can write about us again and I’ll send photos along too!

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