Sunday, October 24, 2010


Yesterday, Pets Mart held their annual Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest!  I’ve been taking Pixie the last four years, but this year, we decided to add Madalynn to the mix! 

We adopted Madalynn last October from a local rescue organization and had gotten her only weeks before last year’s contest so we didn’t take her then.

So this year, we got our puppies all dressed up and headed over to Pets Mart!

Pixie went as Tinkerbell…get it? Pixie…Tinkerbell! lol


Madalynn went as Cinderella.  I bought this outfit last year, not realizing the reality of it….


Madalynn was rescued by a coworker of mine. She was found out in the middle of nowhere, all by herself, covered in ticks and fleas, eating whatever she could to survive.  My coworker took her home, gave her real food, a shelter, and got all of the ticks and fleas off of her.  She estimated that Madalynn had been out on her own for about a month.  She had to bathe her/flea comb her three times, then she spent hours picking dead fleas off of Madalynn.  How or why people dump dogs is just amazing to me.  They are such helpless animals and it takes a VERY cold hearted individual to just dump a sweet and helpless animal all alone on the side of the road.  It’s terrible and very inhumane.  I’m getting off my soapbox now. 

Thankfully, there’s VERY generous people out in this world like my coworker who takes pity on animals like this and saves them.  She volunteers for a local rescue organization and helps many animals who are lost/abandoned get adopted and into good homes.

Anyway, Madalynn is our very own Cinderella!  :0) howl3

They look scared out of their minds here! Hah!  We were waiting on the judging. Madalynn did SO good…she was so calm and cute the entire time!  Pixie on the other hand was wild and hyper and all over the place!  Haha!

After the judging was over….drumroll, please…………








Our little Cinderella won first place!  Yay Maddie!!!!


With her prize/certificate


Back home, sitting together…which they didn’t like much!  Haha!


Madalynn very proud of her 1st place certificate!!

As far as running goes, I have a half marathon this weekend!  I did my last long run on Saturday and as far as the week goes, I’ll run 4 miles on Monday, 3 miles on Tuesday, and 2 miles on Wednesday!   The half marathon is Saturday and I’m SO excited!!!!!! :0)


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Cute dogs! (: Good luck

    I am a Disney girl as well. It is my favorite place. I will do the Goofy challenge one of these years!

  2. Aww Karen! Your post made me tear up! You are so awesome for rescuing your baby. It breaks my heart when people are mean to such helpless creatures :( Thank God there are people like you in the world.

    And congrats to her for winning first place! :)

    Good luck in your half!

  3. So cute! Our dog would never let us dress her up.

    And good luck on the upcoming half. :)

  4. Aww what a sweet rescue story! And congrats on the win!


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