Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Fun


Yesterday we went to an Airedale Halloween party/picnic, "Night of the Living Airedale". A local Airedale breeder hosts this fun doggy extravaganza each year. It is an afternoon full of Halloween fun for the doggies and their owners.

First, is the costume parade where doggies take a walk around the park with their owners to show off their costumes. Our Salsa was an "aire-plane" this year..."Dale Aire". We like to come up with costumes that have "Airedale" in the name. Last time, Salsa was "Aire-Dale Evans" with a country western outfit. One year, another Airedale owner came up with "Chippen-Dales". He dressed up his 'dales with bow ties around their necks, and cuffs around their ankles. They were adorable.

Here are some of the costumes from this year...

Granny (notice the glasses)...


Cheerleaders...


"Hugh Hefner and the Bunny"...


A flapper girl...


A Pig...


After the parade, all the happy 'dale owners enjoyed a yummy potluck lunch and barbeque. Then...it was on to the...


There was the hot dog toss and catch contest; the costume exchange race; pumpkin head dash; pumpkin pie eating contest (for the doggies...whipped cream included); and bobbing for hot dogs...


Not all of the doggies dressed up. But that's ok...especially when you're this cute...


After the games, there was a raffle of lots of fun stuff (mostly doggy stuff) donated by everyone that came. The proceeds from that and a little auction go to an Airedale rescue. And, there were prizes for various costume categories.

It was a fun afternoon, as always. It's great to see so many 'dales in one place and visit with their owners year after year. I think we'd all agree that it's pretty awesome to own an Airedale. We sure love our "Salsa". She brings so much love and fun to our lives. Here she is sitting next to my daughter as they took a break and watched one of the events...


There were a some bumper stickers passed out yesterday with a great little saying...

"Life is better with an Airedale Terrier."

I agree. :-)

4 comments:

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh that is too fabulous! I love it that you work on getting "Aire" into your costumes! My son is desperate to have a dog - unfortunatley my husband is equally desperate not to have any animals in the house. I love the look of Airedales - especially the giant ones!

Tonje said...

Ohh... how cute is this?? Lovely dogs!

Feisty Hooker said...

You are soooooooooo lucky to have such a fun loving, easy going pet. If I were your pet, I would have bit you already, especially for the pig costume. lmao soooooooooo cute!!!

Lisa said...

Mandy used to have an Airedale. Her housemate had a wolf. They joked that the puppies would have been "Airwolfs"... which really dates that story.