I know Halloween is officially over but I thought I would take one more opportunity to dedicate a post to one of the relatively newer aspects of a long-standing tradition – dressing up one’s pets – and dogs specifically – in costumes.
The modern tradition of humans dressing in costume for Halloween is said to have its roots in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The ancient Celts believed that the boundaries between our world, and the world of the dead, became thin on the night of Samhain, allowing spirits and ghosts to enter the earthly realm. To avoid being recognized as humans to be haunted, people would don masks whenever they left their homes after dark so the ghosts would mistake them as fellow spirits.
Now I do not think that a dressed up dog is likely to scare off wandering ghosts, but it sure is cute!
If you were one of the many pet-owners who dressed your animal(s) in Halloween attire, you may want to thank them for their compliance with your twisted
By offering them some promotional pet products or perhaps a promotional stuffed animal as they will probably be looking for friendship in another for awhile until the scars that their costumes left have healed.
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