I certainly wasn’t until we received the most awesome package from our pals at PetSmart. The package was full of Halloween themed toys and COSTUMES! Eep! I was so excited to see that one of the costumes was Olaf from Frozen (if you haven’t seen it, get it asap). So we have toys, costumes… and what are we missing?
How can you have Halloween without treats? I’m pretty much it’s impossible. So I ran out to PetSmart to get Mauja and Atka some Halloween/fall themed treats.
Here’s Mauja and Atka’s trick or treat haul:
Fruitables Pumpkin Mango Skinny Minis – These little treats are one of my absolute favorites for training! I’m kind of lazy and don’t like having to cut/tear their treats apart into small bites. These are a perfect size – yes, even for my giants! (Mauja and Atka
definitely might disagree)
Zuke’s Mini Naturals Ghosts – These bite-sized treats are Turkey & Pumpkin flavored and perfect for training as well. Bonus that they are shaped like adorable, little ghosts! They’re definitely Caspers, not scary ghosts 😉
Bocce’s Bakery Spooky Pumpkin – A crunchy biscuit with only four ingredients: oat flour, pumpkin, peanut butter, and cinnamon. I like to give Mauja and Atka pumpkin, but they refuse to eat it plain. I have to sneak it in using treats!
Blue Buffalo Boo Bars – These biscuits are made with pumpkin and cinnamon and smell delicious! These are always a hit with Mauja and Atka.
Okay, now for the best part; the costumes!
When I got the costumes out, I quickly realized that I was much more thrilled than they were. Mauja and Atka don’t wear clothes, so they aren’t used to the sensation. Side note: if your dog isn’t comfortable, don’t force them into the costume. Treat treat treat to create a positive association and go slowly.
Mauja got to wear the hamburger costume (which I think made her look like a ninja turtle) and Atka wore the Olaf costume. Just so you’re aware if you have a giant breed, the XXL costumes did not fit either of them. I’m going to get some long velcro strips so the straps go the entire way around their bodies. I still think they looked cute (even though I’m sure they
hated me didn’t agree).
So… my pictures definitely aren’t the best. I will be the first to admit that photographing two giant, pouting dogs on your own isn’t easy. Excuses excuses, I know. I’m going to work on that and see if I can get better pictures over the next few days!
Right now I’m sucking up with all the delicious treats I got them. That should work, right? I’m sure they are devising a way to humiliate me the way I did them. They’ll probably poop on the Wing Commander’s lawn or something. Perhaps I should avoid that street on our walks for awhile… 😉
Are you prepared for Halloween? If your dog is going to wear a costume, what will it be?
Disclaimer: PetSmart was kind enough to surprise Mauja and Atka with the costumes and toys without any expectation. We decided to share the products because we thought they were ADORABLE. The treats were not a part of the package and were purchased on my own.