Happy Halloween

Rufus | October 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Emily | October 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Picking out the right costume for our pups is never easy for me. I am personally attracted to costumes that emphasize the elongated bodies of the dachshund – like a skunk or caterpillar. However, Rufus won two Halloween costume contest events wearing his Mexican bandito outfit. It was actually one of the very first costumes I bought Rufus. I also think it was one of the best $30 investments I made since I’ve gotten a lot of wear from it. I use it for Cinco de Mayo events as well. So naturally Emily had to carry on the tradition (see below).

Final share today. Rufus was born on Aug 21. 2004; but we brought our baby boy home on Saturday night, Oct. 30, 2004. Rufus has been in our lives and care for 8 wonderful years. Rufus is my favorite Halloween present of all time. I’m not big on celebrating Halloween generally and this year we’re planning to keep it low-key. Nonetheless, Halloween will forever be a special time of year for me. While the occasion is often associated with candy, ghost stories and costumes; it reminds me of the day my life changed forever. It will always be the first day of mine and Rufus’ journey together. Happy Halloween!!!

Rufus | May 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Emily | May 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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13 Responses to Happy Halloween

  1. Emily M says:

    I’d love to see some pictures of Rufus as a little pup. I bet he was soo cute!

  2. Denise Beard says:

    the look on Emily’s face…priceless!!! these are some super cute costumes!! I can never figure costumes out, my creativity just leaves me under all that pressure!!

  3. What great costumes.

    I just discovered your blog. I have a weiner dog blog myself. I look forward to looking around more in the future. Adding you to our Feedreader.

  4. Virginia Roccaforte Pretz says:

    To Adventureweiner: You will smile every day with the adorable photos and fantastic information that comes from Johnny’s Blog. I look forward to it daily! Mom of 3 Weenies, Virginia.

  5. Virginia Roccaforte Pretz says:

    OMG The Bandito Outfits are out of this world Cute! Tonights costumes are awesome! Possible a Squirrel would have been more appropriate for Rufus’s Tastes ( wink wink) Emily Sue is the cutest little Caterpillar EVER! We got our Soby 2 years ago today on Halloween. He is our “needy” one and is probably the most spoiled by mom. 😛

  6. hmbld12 says:

    Johnny, the costumes are great!!! I love them all!!! Do you have someone make them for you?

    • No. I think in order to successfully finding cute costumes, you have to have your doxie there – in person – to ensure the costume fits perfectly. Buying online might offer some savings but better to shop in person to ensure it fits. Additionally, if it doesn’t fit properly using a home sewing kit to make minor custom adjustments helps!! Good luck!

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