Archive for October, 2008

The Best Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

With Halloween only a couple days away, many people are gearing up for a night full of trick-or-treating, costume contests and a big mug of witch’s brew. While you’re putting on your makeup and false eyelashes, don’t forget about those mutts in your life because they too need some fresh digs for the evening. CostumeKingdom.com is one of the more comprehensive websites for pet costumes and are all reasonably priced, ranging from $10.99 to $17.95. Here are a few ideas for the best dog costumes for Halloween.

 

Dog Tuxedo CostumeIf your dog is a true gentleman, try on the Tuxedo Dapper Dog from CostumeKingdom.com. The costume includes a jacket with an attached bow tie, cape and top hat and is available in sizes extra small to extra large. The costume is perfectly paired with a princess dressed mate in the form of another dog, or even yourself. Bad Dog Costume

 

Another cute dog costume is the Jail Hound, also from CostumeKingdom.com. The Halloween dog costume is ideal for a dog that isn’t always on its best behavior and has spent too much time in the dog house. The costume includes a striped prisoner outfit with the words “Bad Dog” on it, along with a matching hat. The costume is available in sizes extra small to medium. Make it a group theme and find a matching prison outfit to wear for the evening.

 

Alice Wonderland Dog CostumeIf you are a Disney lover at heart, you will be happy to find out that there are many costumes available to suit your fairy princess needs for your pup. CostumeKingdom.com offers Snow White, which includes a dress and red bow hair clip and Alice in Wonderland, which includes an apron dress with a matching bow.

 

Princess Leia Dog CostumeYoda Dog CostumeIf you are a Star Wars junkie and want to take your pet’s costume to an intergalactic level, Princess Leia and Yoda costumes are also available at CostumeKingdom.com. These costumes are sure to get a laugh out of any movie aficionado. The Princess Leia costume includes a head piece which mimics the infamous buns, a jumpsuit with attached arms and a matching belt. The costume is officially licensed by Star Wars makers and is available in one standard size. Yoda is another favorite in the Star Wars family and includes a headpiece and jumpsuit with attached arms. This costume is also available in one standard size.

 

Hot Dog CostumeOne of the most popular choices for the best dog costume is the Hot Dog. This costume fits any personality and is also a favorite for pet owners who are foodies. The costume is ideal for dogs with longer torsos, so Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, and Greyhounds are a perfect fit. The outfit fits on your dog with Velcro straps. Your dog becomes the actual hot dog and mustard component, while the bun rests alongside their body. Dress up as a ketchup or mustard bottle and you will definitely be the talk of any Halloween party.

 

Batman Dog CostumeWonder Woman Dog CostumeIf you and your pet are fans of comic book and movie super heroes, check out CostumeCraze.com for their selection of pet costumes. The Batman costume includes a headpiece and jumpsuit with attached arms. It is available in sizes extra small to extra large. Adult Batman and Catwoman costumes are also available through the website so show up as a couple to the Halloween parties you will be attending. Wonder Woman dog costumes are also available through CostumeCraze.com for your lady and include a headpiece and jumpsuit with attached arms. The costume is officially licensed and is available in sizes extra small to extra large. Superhero costumes are also available in children’s sizes through this site so make it a family affair and become part of the Justice League.

 

Caterpillar Dog CostumeSkunk Dog CostumeOne of the funniest sights to see is when a dog is dressed up as another animal as part of their Halloween costume. GlamourDog.com offers a wide assortment of animal costumes for your dog. If your dog is particularly friendly with your garden’s insects, check out the Caterpillar costume offered by GlamourDog. The costume comes fully padded and the Velcro straps make for an easy fit. If your pet has ever had a close encounter with a skunk, check out the Lil’ Stinker costume, also from GlamourDog.com. Your pet may be mistaken as a real skunk by spectators so keep your eye on your dog before people start fleeing!The possibilities are endless when it comes to pet costumes. Depending on you and your dog’s interests, there is a Halloween costume to fit any personality.

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Rich Celebrity Pets of Our Time

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

It’s one thing when your neighbor makes more than you, but it is pretty tough to swallow when you find out his dog is in a higher tax bracket than your household. Believe it or not, that is the case with many pampered pooches around the world that have either inherited their wealth from eccentric owners, currently live a lavish lifestyle thanks to celebrity owners, or earned it the old fashioned way – climbing up the Hollywood food chain.

However they achieved their lofty status, the following are some of the wealthiest pets in the world, and how they got that way.

Paris Hilton Tinkerbell Chihuahua

Tinkerbell (Chihuahua – Lavish Lifestyle)
Tinkerbell is just an ordinary Chihuahua who happens to be the property and B.F.F. of one Paris Hilton. Never heard of her? She’s an heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune who occasionally gets her name in the local papers. Tinkerbell wears jewelry that would make Mr. T blush and is known to gallivant around Beverly Hills wearing five-figure Louis Vutton collars and accessories.

The Taco Bell chihuahua, Gidget was one of the most memorable advertising mascots of our time. His punch line “yo quiero taco bell,” which means I want Taco Bell in Spanish was a smash hit! People all over the United States would be saying this demanding Taco Bell. Unfortunetely Gidget past away in 2005 due to cancer. Below is a classic video of Gidget in action:

LassieLassie was another hollywood celebrity dog who swept us off our feet everytime she was on that screen! Lassie had her own show and look including looks of sable coat with a white blaze, large white collar, and four white paws. Her show started in the early 1950′s, won two Emmy Awards, and was strong for nearly 50 years.

Trouble Helmsley Trouble Helmsley
(Maltese – Trust Fund Baby)

Trouble was the one, true friend of Leona Helmsley, a wealthy heiress herself who during her life had trouble getting along with anything on two legs. Upon Leona’s death in 2007, Trouble received a $12 million trust fund that includes luxury accommodations and round-the-clock servants. When Trouble dies, she is to be buried next to Ms. Helmsley in the family mausoleum.

Oprah Winfrey’s Dogs (Spaniels and Retrievers – Lavish Lifestyle)
Talk about living! The richest woman in the world has five dogs – Spaniels and Retrievers – who enjoy an incredibly high-end lifestyle at Ms. Winfrey’s estates.

Flossie and Drew Barrymore

Flossie (Yellow Labrador – Heiress-in-Waiting)
Flossie is a Yellow Lab owned by actress Drew Barrymore. Flossie earned a place in Barrymore’s multi-million dollar will when she awoke the actress and then boyfriend Tom Green during a fire in their Hollywood home. Barrymore, quick to recognize a good deed when she sees one, ordered her attorneys to leave the house to Flossie upon her death. The home is valued at three million dollars.

Gunther IV

Gunther IV (German Shepherd – Trust Fund)
Countess Karlotta Liebenstein was a true dog lover. So much so that when she died she left her $124 million fortune to her German Shepherd Gunther IV (Gunther I – III? Not so lucky.) The value of the estate has now grown to $374 million – which makes Gunther the richest dog in the world.

Mister Ed

Mister Ed (Horse – TV Star)
Nobody had ever heard of a talking horse, until Mr. Ed rolled into American living rooms in the 1960’s. Although his verbal skills were the work of audio dubbing and some Hollywood sleight of hand, Mr. Ed make millions for his handlers, who in turn made sure that the horse lived a life of equine luxury until his passing of natural causes.

Kalu Chimpanzee

Kalu (Chimpanzee – Trust Fund)
Kalu was rescued from the South African jungle by the wife of Australian swimming great Frank O’Neil and bequeathed the couple’s $60 million dollar estate. One has to wonder if Frank had any say in the matter – he never cared much for Kalu after catching the chimp smoking one of his cigarettes and drinking a beer.

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