Things that scare dogs on Halloween


Who Needs Ghost Stories?!
Guest RE-blogger: TinkerToy

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC

Happy Halloween everybody!

Mom said I could write another post for Halloween this year, but she hogged our computer so much I couldn’t get it done.  Sheesh!

But I didn’t want to give up the chance to say hello to all my fur and feather pals (and their two-legses), so I decided to try the “press this” thing on the one I finally convinced her to let me write last year.

I even repeated the links to some of the blogs of my buds on the bottom of this “reblog”, so you could get to be friends with them too.

Some of my Mom’s two-legses friends have some pretty cool Halloween offerings this year, and there are links to a few of those below as well.

I hope you like my Halloween post (I promise that it’s A LOT shorter than most of Mom’s stuff) – and that you’ll let me know that you took the time to click over to the original to see some of the photos I included.

If they weren’t so scary they’d be really funny!


Scary things done to dogs

TinkerToy here, reminding you not judge me for that. (Remember, I didn’t get much of a vote, and Killer wasn’t on the menu.)

That’s NOT me over there, by the way. It’s one of the scary things — done to a dog that looks a lot like me.

Mom wasn’t planning to let me at the computer for a few more weeks last year. BUT, since my first ever post, Blogging Tips from a Shih Tzu got more comments than any of hers, she couldn’t exactly think up a good reason to say no.

This is a reblog of my second ever blog post — and it’s about the scariest thing about Halloween.

NOT what you think!

I’ll bet you were thinking I was going to blog about the hateful two-legs who abandon dogs, the horrors of puppy mills, or dog-abuse.

While those are ALL very scary things indeed, my Halloween post is going to focus on what the two-legs do to us on this one particular day each year — just because they think it’s funny, and just because they can.

Yep – dog costumes!

Even before I was born, Mom had a Pinterest Board called Deck the Dog where she pinned all sorts of pictures of puppies and dogs dressed in all manner of outfits. She said it made her laugh. (Weird sense of humor, this two-leg I live with.)

THEN, shortly after she heard about the Halloween Costume Party at my Cheers bar down the street, I caught her looking for “ideas” – and not very many of them looked like pictures of anything she’s thinking about for her.

SEE THE REST by clicking over to: THIS will REALLY Scare you!


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You might also be interested in some of the following articles
available right now – on this site and elsewhere.

Blogs ’round the net – from the fur & feather set
(my blogging buds! Go say hi — and be sure to tell ’em Tink sent you!)

Some of my friends who came to see me in Bacon’s SpotLight

A couple of GREAT ones from my Mom

And some Halloween posts from the 2-legses

BY THE WAY: Since ADDandSoMuchMore.com is an Evergreen site, Mom revisits her content periodically to update links — when you link back, like, follow or comment, you STAY on the page. When you do not, she tells me you run a high risk of getting replaced by a site with a more generous come-from.

About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

50 Responses to Things that scare dogs on Halloween

  1. Christy B says:

    Hi Tink! Your mom is sure smart to have you writing here in honor of Halloween and trying to scare us too, eek!! I hope you both had a fun time 😀

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    • Thanks Christy. Mom went to a party without me first, but once we got to my Cheers Bar I had a ball (and didn’t have to wear a costume!).

      We stayed for a really long time, too, and Uncle Jason spent the night instead of driving home, so it was a great night for me. LOTS of attention. I hope you got lots of attention on Halloween too.
      Woof! TINK

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  2. Norah Colvin says:

    Thanks for the smiles, Madelyn. We don’t really do Halloween here, though it is becoming bigger each year. What cute puppy photos. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Norah. I haven’t done Tink up in a costume, but were I in NYC I would go to the Tompkins Square pet parade to see all the pups all done up. I must admit I find it funny – *as long as* the dog seems to be enjoying the attention vs. miserable with its cause.
      xx,
      mgh

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  3. Bernadette says:

    Tink, the look of disgust on your face is priceless and says it all. In the future I will affectionately call you Killer.

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    • Thanks Bernadette. Can you talk to Mom for me?
      Woof! KILLER

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  4. Tina Frisco says:

    Hi Tink … Sorry I didn’t make it over here on Halloween; I’ve been off line for a few days. What a great post! I always appreciate posts from my 4-legged and feathered friends. You have more common sense than us 2-leggeds. I feel so sorry for that poor noodled dog ~ as well as all the others. It’s disgraceful what you have to bear in exchange for food and a roof over your heads. I hope Madelyn leaves your dignity intact when dressing you up 🙂 Thanks for the mention, Tink. That means the world to me. Sending tons of pets your way ❤

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    • I don’t care WHEN you came – you came!!!! And I love you for reading my reblog (’cause when more people read my posts it’s easier to talk Mom into letting me do it again – heheh.

      I could tell you were one of the sensible humans willing to give props to the rest of the animal kingdom — so that’s why I included your link.
      Woof! TINK

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      • Tina Frisco says:

        Aw Tink, you’ve stolen my heart. Sending another ton of pets your way ❤ (Make sure your mom delivers them 🙂 )

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        • I WILL – I live for cuddles and pets.
          Woof! TINK

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  5. All of it can be traumatic for our furry family members — of any species. Hugs to you and Tink.

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    • Some dogs seem to enjoy the attention – but Tink makes fun of it all.
      xx,
      mgh

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  6. paulandruss says:

    Cute, cute, cute!!!!!

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    • Thanks, Paul. People use that cute word all the time on me – even Mom. But I’m a GUY. (It’s okay, I’m getting used to it) And I’m thrilled you read my reblog 🙂

      Happy Halloween!
      Woof! TINK

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      • paulandruss says:

        He Tink I’m a guy too and I’d give one of my hind legs to be Cute! Don’t knock it you’ll miss it when it’s gone!

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        • When it’s GONE?! You mean some day I won’t be cute anymore? That’s awful! But Mom says that people we love are always cute to us, so I bet you ARE cute!
          Woof! TINK

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          • paulandruss says:

            Thanks Tink..I would have sent a picture but halloween has gone!

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            • Not for me and Mom. Where we are, even tho’ it’s late, we just got home – and had a ball!
              xx,
              mgh

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  7. Glen Hogard says:

    Halloween is my 8 lb. Maltipoo’s 6 month birthday. “Buddy” looks like the dog in the “Elf Pup” outfit at California costumes (look it up-hilarious photos of pup satire) so I bought it for our UK grandchildren’s Christmas. It expresses perfectly the attitude most dogs have to wearing these raggedy-shabbity floppy annoying costumes. They can be trained to do it, but we’ve decided skip Halloween “elfs” and instead put a nice bandana over his small back so he can be his cheery little self. I don’t know for certain, but I think a few of this morning’s kisses were done in relief.

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    • lol – Buddy the Elf!

      For anyone else curious, below is a link to the image (opens in a new window/tab)
      Buddy the Elf for dogs

      Hi Glen! Good to hear from you again. Thrilled to hear that you guys got a puppy – and that you went with a small dog. Aren’t they great company? I love a cuddly dog I can take with me almost everywhere. Mine loves people (and most love him) and the dog in the photo looks a lot like a Shih Tzu – tho’ Tink is the type they refer to as a “liver” (color of smaller nose and of eye rims – face just a bit flatter).

      See photo at top of Tink’s Dog Day post HERE

      Tink is a purebred Shih Tzu — my breed to make *sure* I avoid any allergy issues since I KNOW I can live with them without breathing struggles I experience after spending much time with other breeds (and cats).

      TInkerToy was SO tiny when I brought him home – thus the name. He was “supposed” to stay tiny, but good breeders cannot and do not guarantee. His parents were both 9 pounds.

      But Tinker got a growth spurt in the last half of his first year to a bit more than 10 pounds and was just shy of 11 at his 3-year old check up. He gets great nutritional support, but then my breeder started him off right, and ALL of her dogs get only the best.

      What are you going to do with Buddy when you travel to England, since they guaranteen for fear of introducting rabies on the island?

      xx,
      mgh

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    Tink, you are one smart dog! Take care of that two-legged master of yours and Happy Halloween!

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    • Thanks, Eugenia. You are one smart two-legs too. Be careful tonight.
      Woof! TINK

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  9. An excellent post and picture, Tink. I am going to pop over and meet a few of your friends right now. Enjoy Halloween.

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    • Thanks, Robbie. I hope you’ll come back to see the pictures on the other part – Mom says they’re a hoot. I don’t think you do Halloween where you are, but Happy Halloween anyway.
      Woof! TINK

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  10. Happy Halloween Tink and thank you for the mention… please send photos of your two legsie in her costume so that we can all admire.. xxxx

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    • You’re welcome, Sally.

      Mom read one of her blog-buddy’s fashion blog from that Senior Salon that convinced her to wear all black and just top it with a long orange sweater she’s had since her “Big Orange” college days at UT, so it won’t be very exciting. I guess she’s not real big on costumes anymore either. (but she’s looking for a neck scarf to put on me since my leash halter is red).
      Woof! TINK

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      • Great Tink.. knock ’em dead.. hugs xx

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        • Thanks, Sally. Mom won’t let me have any chocolate, so she usually makes free with the dog treats when there’s candy around. That’s ALMOST worth wearing something dumb (but I’m lucky she’s too ADD to make me – hehehe!)
          Woof! TINK

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  11. Sue Vincent says:

    Go Tink!
    Mine tried me in a winter coat once…that was bad enough. She didn’t try it twice… a
    She got me with the antlers last year at Christmas… but notfor long. I let her have her moment before I killed them 😉 xx

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    • Mom put me in a collar thing with bells last Christmas – it met the same fate, Ani!
      Woof! TINK

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      • Sue Vincent says:

        Good! They do like to try these daft things… xxx

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        • Not anymore – heheh!
          Woof! TINK

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          • Sue Vincent says:

            Heh 😀 xx

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  12. Awwwwwhhhhhh, Tinks! Is thT pet-abuse? If you see eing abused, give us a sign. Cheers,H

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    • I think she’s not gonna’ get it together this year either, Helen. She’s decided to wear a ratty old orange sweater over black leggings and sweater herself – so I don’t think she’ll be dressing ME up this year either.
      Woof! TINK

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  13. I will go as a nekked weimaraner… and I hope the mama will join me… then our costume IS sduper scary, I bet ;o) Happy Howl-o-ween ;o)

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    • I don’t think they allow nekked 2-legses at my Cheers Bar, Phenny, but it sure would make things easy if they did.
      Woof! TINK

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  14. foodzesty says:

    Awww…so cute 🙂 I saw this great photo on Pinterest of a basset hound covered with a sheet like a ghost, that was so funny. So, since Charlie my basset is one year old, I made one for him and covered him…He went crazy….took it off and started to eat it. hahaha

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    • Dogs are SO funny! Tink thinks that coverlet-like things are for playing tug-of-war — even when I try to cover him with his blanket when it’s cold. So now he just snuggles in with me, curling up to share warmth when the weather inside gets chilly.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • foodzesty says:

        I think they all think that coverlet-things are to play tug-of-war hahaha. 🙂

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        • That does seem to be so — wonder why?
          xx,
          mgh

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          • foodzesty says:

            I wonder myself sometimes….I bought him a few stuffed animals that make a squeaky sound, and he brings them to me one by one, and once I pick it up he starts pulling. I don’t get it 🙂

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            • The pet gurus call it the “resource guarding” instinct, but I’m not so sure about that. Unless they are growling, I think it’s an invitation to play. It is with Tink, anyway — and a former Shih Tzu actually taught ME to play fetch with him.

              Tink LOVES to play fetch with most of his many squeaky toys, but I’m still training “drop it.” He doesn’t have it quite put together that I can’t throw it if he won’t let it go. I generally play with two toys, say “drop it” and reward him with a verbal “good boy” and then throw the other. Same with his frisbees.

              The floppy ones don’t throw well, and he’s not as likely to “drop it” (I have to trade for a treat) because he wants me to play tug with him – so that’s what we do.
              xx,
              mgh

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  15. So sad and that is what human beings are Madelyn. Poor dogs they cannot talk and that is the reason for our pleasure we do these bad things with them. They are such angels but that is life. Great words you have written and so well described. Thanks dear for the awesome share.

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    • I do know that some dogs don’t mind costumes and actually like the attention – but Tink’s speaking out for the ones that hate it.
      xx,
      mgh

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Kamal.
      Woof! TINK

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      • Absolutely and my amber too agrees with your Tink.

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        • Tink doesn’t like it when I put him into a sweater or jacket when it’s cold and snowy or cold and wet – but he does seem to appreciate them once we get outside – otherwise he starts shivering immediately. I think you can tell by how your dog acts.
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Yes absolutely true and sometimes they do need to wear things appropriately with the weather.

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            • TInk is so little he really DOES need protection from the weather – since his little legs don’t get him up above it.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Oh k.

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