This past week has been particularly exciting for me. For one thing, it was Halloween(er), where I made an appearance at a cool sausage fest (wiener dog party), followed up by driving Mum and Dad crazy by barking at all the trick-or-treaters. Plus as you know, we’re now in the final stretch of my SuperDog Photo Contest, and I am so impressed with all the entries, I can’t even tell you..!
We’ll start with Hallowiener.
As usual, every holiday is about me, so I commissioned my own Dad into carving this pumpkin in a mirror image of myself (see top left image of my blog for comparison).
It was pretty good, but I was expecting a little better. Don’t tell him this, but next year I’ll probably look into hiring that Mr. Angelo fellow..
Next was the Halloween party I attended!
We had a good turnout of wieners, all sporting their cool costumes. I showed up fashionably late as usual, revealing my highly anticipated (everything I do is highly anticipated) Halloween costume – which this year was Wile E. Coyote.
It’s both a great-looking and functional costume. For one thing, chicks dig a dog in a racing helmet. Dad also told me they like rockets. But now I’ll be able to chase down any squirrel there is! I’m not sure how maneuverable I’ll be with this thing though. I can’t wait to try it out. I asked Mum and Dad to at least warn me before lighting it.
Here were a few others from the party:
The Three Musketeers. They made for a great team, but I think they need to work on their coordination if they’re going to make it in the musketeering business. They couldn’t even all stand side by side for a photo, let alone in a sword fight.
This cute blonde was a Butterfly – although not a very social butterfly. I kept throwing her winks to come check out my rocket but she seemed more interested in staying with her mommy. Oh well, I guess I can’t ‘land’ them all.
Here’s Michael Jackson. I still can’t tell if that’s a wig or his natural hair. If it’s real, then he really needs to tell me what shampoo he’s using.
This little Pumpkin may look cute and cuddly, but she sure was a feisty one. Just don’t look her square in the eye and you’ll be okay.
And this little guy was a Pirate, who was all bark (a lot of it) and no bite. He had this same look on his face for the whole night, as if always on the verge of identifying a cause for alarm.
It was a great night, and my costume was really a hit. I even won for the category of most original. However, ironically, I wasn’t the only one who thought of this costume this year. As it turned out, my buddy Ammo the Dachshund also had the same idea, with only a slight difference in execution.
So submissions for my SuperDog Photo Contest officially ended on Halloween, so we’re now in the voting stage which ends November 7.
There are so many great sidekicks to choose from, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m impressed not only with the cool costumes and superhero outfits, but especially with the creative and original descriptions as to why they should be BATDOG’s sidekick.
I noticed – and as my fan Ruth Oliver pointed out, there are a strange number of wired hair dachshunds who have entered. I can’t tell if this is legitimate or some sort of mastermind scheme, since as you know, I’ve always had a hard time trusting them.
It’s difficult to tell at this point, but if a wired hair does make it to the end, there will be some necessary due diligence, including a lie detector test and probably some personality checks as well. They do represent some good candidates though – if what they say is true.
BATDOG is definitely looking forward to finding his sidekick. He can’t concentrate on driving the batmobile and checking out chicks at the same time..
But remember now, I’m looking for 2 sidekicks! One will be determined by number of votes, the other will be hand-chosen. So even if you don’t win by votes, having a decent amount of votes shows me you are persevering and really wanting this! So make sure to vote for all your favorites everyday. See the entries here.
Get them while they’re hot!
Thanks fans, and I can’t wait for Thursday of this week to announce the SuperDog Photo Contest Winner!