A letter to Chicago Sun-Times’ dog lady:
Dear Dog Lady: Halloween is my favorite time of year. I even named Spooky, a Scottie, after the holiday although Spooky is not very scary. This is my problem. Each year, I try putting him in a costume and taking him out in the neighborhood but he refuses to wear anything. He howled until I removed the ghost sheet. He hated the pirate’s hat. Last year, I bought an elaborate pumpkin ensemble. He nipped at me when I was zipping it on and barked non-stop until I took it off. How can I train Spooky to be more comfortable in costumes?
We like her answer.
Here’s a nice minimalist costume.
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