Here come the funny dog costumes!

Here come the funny dog costumes!

The witching hour is nearly upon us, and it’s time for funny dog costumes. Plus a couple of Halloween safety tips for your pets.

“Should I take my Morkie trick or treating with us?”

If you’re taking both children and a dog on your own, that can be a real handful.

And as small dogs, Morkies aren’t always as well socialized as larger dogs and can be frightened more easily.

My advice – if your kids are older and don’t need your  supervision, or if another adult can come with you, then give it a try. But be prepared to take your Morkie home when he’s tired or overwrought.

Kids teach dogs how to trick or treat

 

Halloween safety tips for your pets

  • toxic Halloween candy – chocolate especially is deadly for small dogs like Morkies, and tinfoil and cellophane wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed. Be sure to keep your children’s haul out of the dog’s way.
  • don’t forget raisins – just a few can cause serious health problems for your Morkie including kidney failure, so keep these treats securely out of the way too.
  • lit candles – your Morkie could accidentally knock over a lit candle – consider using a no flame, no mess alternative to light up your jack-o-lantern.
  • wires and cords could harm your dog – dogs love to chew and Morkies are no exception. Make sure all wires and cords from temporary displays and decorations are properly secured and out of reach.
  • constant door bells and strangers – can be very stressful for your Morkie. Sometimes accidents happen and your Morkie might make a run for it when you’re opening the door. Be sure to keep his I.D. on, and ideally keep him quiet and comfortable in another room during the peak of activity.  Like the 4th of July, Halloween is a peak time for runaways according to the ASPCA.

Three more tips for Halloween safety

Plan ahead

As an ounce or two of prevention, just in case your Morkie gets out the door the night of Halloween, make sure he has his tag on at all times, with your current phone number on it.

Check out which emergency Veterinary Clinics will be open in your area that night and stick that number up on the fridge.

Some time-outs

You may want to remove your dog from the party central action if things get too hectic.

A quiet room or his crate, is a far better solution than a stressed-out dog. Don’t assume your partner or someone else is watching the dog; be explicit about who’s in charge and plan ahead for the dog’s needs, like rescheduling that work before trick or trick time.

Pumpkins and more

Plants like pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic – but if your Morkie chews on them at all, digestive woes will probably follow.

Canned, pure pumpkin, on the other hand, is very good for your Morkie – a tablespoon per day can ease both diarrhea AND constipation! (Not pie fillling, pure pumpkin)

Talk about funny dog costumes. Check these from Barkpost.

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Funny dog costumes for your Morkie

Funny dog costumes for your Morkie

Here’s one of the best dog halloween costumes for your Morkie, and you can make it yourself in about an hour.

Make your Morkie a beanie baby costume – it’s a perfect for adorable little dogs like Morkies.

Looking for funny dog costumes?

There are lots out there, from the tried and true hot dog costume …to the #1 dog costume, the pumpkin.

More funny dog costumes

 

Dog Costumes from Pinterest

As you can imagine, these are super-imaginative and fun. And perfect for small dogs.

Turn your Morkie into a Beanie Baby

 

The Simplest Funny Dog Costume: a Beanie Baby

All you need is a Beanie Baby tag. You can download the instructions here free, and all you need is a colour printer and some light card. Add a ribbon and you’re done!

The Beanie Baby Dog Costume!

Halloween beanie baby costume

Is it live or is it Beanie?

Here are the free downloadable directions: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

 

 

 

Best dog Halloween costumes

Best dog Halloween costumes

Halloween’s just around the corner. Time to start thinking about dog Halloween costumes for your Morkie. Here are this year’s best funny dog costumes.

Top Ten Halloween costumes for 2018

Star Wars never gets old

Kids

Action hero Batman character/princess Animal (cat, dog, monkey, etc.) Spider Man Star Wars character Witch Pirate Disney Princess Ghost Wonder Woman

Pets

Pumpkin Hot Dog Lion Bumble Bee Devil Batman character Ghost Cat Witch Star Wars character

Adults

Witch Batman character Animal (dog, cat, etc.) Pirate Spider Man Vampire Zombie Star Wars character Slasher villain (Jason, etc.) Wonder Woman

Pumpkin costume for dogs

Amazon.com $12.58 in size small.

dog pumpkin costume details

Canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, not sweetened pumpkin) is the BEST for dogs. If your Morkie has diarrhea, or is constipated, pumpkin saves the day.

Just add about 1/2 teaspoon to your Morkie’s food per day, to solve either problem. Freeze the rest in an ice cube tray, to keep on hand.

Hot dog costume for small dogs

hot dog costume for dogsAmazon.com $14.21

Cowardly Lion costume for small dogs

cowardly lion costume for dog

Amazon.com $20.00

The iconic Wizard of Oz movie was produced in 1939. It started out in black and white, then became Technicolor! The first colour movie produced in Hollywood. Everyone loved it; the movie was nominated for 7 Academy Awards that year. However, it took 10 years for to earn back the cost of production, an astounding $3.1 million in 1939. (That’s  ike over $54 million today.)

Dorothy’s famous ruby slippers were stolen from an exhibit at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on the night of August 27–28, 2005. In 2015, the Associated Press reported that an anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for information about the stolen slippers.They were finally recovered just last month (September 2018).

Shark Week! Shark costume for small dog

shark costume for small dog

Amazon.com $12.99

Did you know more people are killed by bee stings and lightning than by shark attacks? Worldwide about 30 people die each year from shark attacks, which means a person has a one in 300 million chance of being killed by a shark.

About two-thirds of shark attacks on humans have taken place in water less than six feet deep. As long as a shark’s back is mostly under water, it can swim easily. A nine-foot-long bull shark can swim in just two feet of water.

Pinata costume for your Morkie

pinata dog halloween costume

Amazon.com $19.96

Who knew! The history of the pinata goes waaaay back, to the 1500s in Mexico. Priests used a star-shaped pinata with 7 points, to represent the 7 Deadly Sins (you remember them, right – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride ).

The candies and other goodies inside the piñata are the riches of the kingdom of heaven, that the virtuous who are able to overcome sin will receive. It’s a lot to teach your Morkie, but….

Doggy Halloween trivia

Doggy Halloween trivia

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Pope costumes for dogs are very popular this year

We LOVE Halloween!

Just look at these numbers: this year’s poll from the National Retail Federation showed that 68 million Americans will dress up this Halloween — and another 20 million pet owners will dress up their pet!

After Christmas, it’s the single biggest retail spending holiday of the year and that’s not counting the dental bills after!

Really popular this year for pets?

Pumpkins are always a sure bet, along with Superheroes and bumblebees. Norwalk Store Manager Walter Randall says that this year, the best selling new style is what he calls “Pop Riders.”

“You put it on your dog, it can be a princess or cat, or even a horse rider. It makes it look like the little man is on top of your dog riding it like a horse.”  OMG  Picture one of these on your Morkie!

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“Pop rider” for a bigger dog…. it’s a little person on top of the pet, dressed as a cowboy, Star Wars character or whatever else strikes you. They’re all the rage this year according to retailers.

More “pop riders” – this year’s hot trend in pet costumes

 

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Woody, the cowboy from Toy Story, rides a pug on the way to the parade.

Woody, the cowboy from Toy Story, rides a pug on the way to the parade.

Top costumes for dogs, kids and adults

  • For the 11th year in a row, WITCH is the #1 costume for adults –
    Morkie Pumpkin

    Morkie Pumpkin

    about 4.3 million of us dress up in that old standby!

  • Pumpkin is once again, the #1 costume for both dogs AND cats
  • Kids #1 costume – princess!  This will be the choice for about 3.2 million Americans
  • Minions and Star Wars characters are on the top 10 for everyone – child or adult, four-legged or two
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National Retail Foundation’s 2015 Top Costumes Survey

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