Thursday, October 31, 2013

Things to do in Chicago with Dogs: Miss M and Mr. B go Dog Trick-or-Treating

Being a city that loves to extend its celebrations in the streets, this entire weekend was filled with Halloween-happenings allover Chicago. You could barely turn the corner without bumping into a Where's Waldo or Miley Cyrus like-alike.
The pups tested out their Couples Costumes, Thing 1 and Thing 2, as we headed out to a new-to-us event: Dog trick-or-treating by Be Fido's Friend dog rescue. The pups' were able to wear their wigs the whole time, but with the wind sometimes it became a bit more of a Flock of Seagulls look:
This was one of our favorite events that we've been to, because it really did have it all. It started at North Community Bank parking lot where they had dog-centric festival activities: bobbing for hotdogs (and apples), toy puzzles, a Photo Booth area, raffle and we were given a big reusable bag.
Then, the pups actually got to go trick-or-treating. Nearly 30 local restaurants, bars and shops participated in dog-trick-or treating. Dogs were invited into their stores where the were handing out dog treats and often people treats and samples.
It included a lot of petting and handing out of treats where ever they went. It was Miss M's dream come true.
We liked that everything was at your own pace, so we didn't even have to arrive at a specific time and we could choose to make the walk as long or short as we wanted. The walk spanned about 2-3 miles so it was nice that all the dogs were spaced out, but it was really fun to so all of the dogs on different parts of the street decked out in their gear.
The sponsors were beyond nice as they welcomed the pups into their stores. Some of the restaurants even had mulled wine, lemonade, falafel and pizza for the people. We are excited to go back to support them. The event was really well done and the organizers did an amazing job.
The pooches got quite a lot of treats; enough to fill up 2 treat jars. We asked Miss M if she would like to donate her treats to dogs at the shelter who might not have gotten any treats for Halloween. Can you guess what she said?
Happy Halloween!
What plans does everyone have for with their pups?

Also:
How we made their costumes (and wigs!)
What we've learned about costumes
We are hoping to go to this tonight!

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15 comments:

Andrea Joy said...

What a fantastic event...I'm so jealous!!!!

Michelle Kersey said...

That sounds amazing. You can't find anything like that in Baltimore. Beyond jealous!

RuthieJ said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun!
Holly and I are dressing up to go and visit her friends at the nursing home. She will bring a smile to their faces.

Regina Hart said...

What a cool event! It looks like everyone had a grand time. :D

ohmelvin.com said...

That picture of Miss M in the car with her costume and doggles on is now burned in my brain as a happy place! LOVE!

Mayzie said...

WOWZA! That looks like it was a super duper happy-making time! (And I don't blame you, Miss M. I wouldn't want to, either.)

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Debra@Peaceabull said...

That sounds like a great event. We should see about planning something like that here for next year.

Rachel said...

That looks like such an awesome event! And I Love the thing 1 and thing 2 costumes haha. Great pics as always (and I love the one with Ms M and her pink doggles haha).

OG said...

WOW! What a wonderful neighborhood you live in! I know Miss M is a paragon of virtues but I don't know what she said. But it was very sweet of you to think of the shelter pups!
Petey once dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and I was the wolf and we went to a party at a doggie day care....which turned into a doggie mosh pit :)

adventuresofadogmom said...

Awesome event! And, I'm sure Miss M said it would be wonderful to donate her treats to the less fortunate pups. ;-)

Jen said...

oh man.. this post may take the cake for awesomeness. The picture of Miss M after you asked her if she wanted to donate her treats.. hilarious!

Jacquelin Cangro said...

Such fun! I love the pups' costumes. The wigs are hysterical, especially in the wind.

Emily said...

The wigs in the wind look is my favorite! How stinkin' cute are they??? Answer: too cute for words.

Sweet Sundance said...

I did that too! It was the best dog event in the city so far.

bigalrlz said...

I'm reading this a year late, but it REALLY brightened a grumpy Monday Morning, so thanks for that. You guys are amazing.

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