The kindness lavished on dogs, if evenly distributed, would establish peace on earth.William Feather, American Author
Let’s be honest, there are few less-spooky things than puppies in costumes. If anything, these paw-some outfits will probably only make your dog look even cuter. It is National Make a Dog’s Day after all, and who doesn’t like to dress up for the holidays?
Okay, so these treats and costumes for your dog are definitely more for our benefit than theirs, but it wouldn’t be an EDWP feature without some tasty treats, so read on for the yummiest ways to make your dog’s day this October!
Casper the Friendly Dog
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel this Halloween. Sometimes simplicity is best for your pooch’s spooky getups. For this look, all you’ll need is an old sheet or rag that’s large enough to completely cover your cutie, and a pair of shears to cut holes for their eyes, ears, and muzzle. The trick to this treat-for-the-eyes is in making the ear holes snug enough that they secure the sheet in place. Your pup is less likely to mess with their look if their eyes, noses, and mouths remain uncovered!
And don’t forget to reward your furry friend with some ghostly goodies of their own, like these “Boo Bones!”
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It’s! Your! Puppy! Your pet will look the part in this Pineapple Hoodie and the costume will secure in place so your pup will remain the star of the show (that is, unless some doggy comes dressed as Patrick). Save the stinginess for Squidward, and make your special Sponge-Dog some Pineapple Pupsicles!
The Barking Bee
Your little hound will look as sweet as honey in this Bumble Bee costume! They’ll be the buzz of the costume parade as they prance around in their new striped hoodie complete with a pair of paw-some antennas.
Abdominable Snow Dog
This look is just too cool! Your dog will elicit a frigid fright in this Snow Monster costume! The perfect size for your petite pup, this piece includes hook-and-loop closure straps for the safest & snuggiest nights of frights. They will chill out in this super comfy two piece, faux-fur getup while you fuss over their sumptuous feast: Turkey Muttestrone (recipe below).
This “soup” recipe is the perfect healthy elixir for your older dogs, like my 16-½ year old bichon, Oliver. His incisors aren’t very prominent any longer, so this warm soup of ground turkey, cannellini beans, potatoes, peas, and green beans is a hearty gruel to his kibble.
Show everyone what you already know: your pup is the chosen one! They’ll earn 10 points for G-ruff-indor everywhere they go in these Hipster Pet Wizard glasses, made of wire frames and clear plastic lenses to look into their future with (lots of napping & snacking on homemade Harry Potter Treats, probably). Never fear! These adorable accessories have flexible security bands for a sturdy, studious image, but you’ll need to complete their magical makeover by adding a scarf or sweater.
Your pups big and small will draw out sinister giggles as they go door-to-door in their own Halloween getups, or as they help you answer your own front door to ghosts and goblins looking for treats! Maybe they’ll even learn new tricks just to be rewarded with some homemade bones and brews.
- Slow Cooker or large soup pot
- Food processor
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 cup green beans
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or safflower oil)
- 1.5 pounds lean ground turkey
- 3 large potatoes skin on, cleaned of eyes and green spots, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 can 14.5 ounces cannellini beans rinsed and drained
- 1 can 14.5 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups dried pasta gluten free, preferred
- 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 5 cups water
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional
- Chop the carrots into large chunks and combine in a food processor with the green beans. Pulse 8-12 times until finely chopped.
- Combine the carrots, green beans, oil, turkey, potatoes, peas, cannellini beans, tomatoes, noodles, parsley, garlic powder and water in the pot of a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.