Sasha Hobson enjoys dressing up for Halloween with her family. However, with seven canines in her family, coming up with the appropriate group costume for everyone might be difficult.
“Every year for Halloween, we dress up the dogs and do a picture session,” Hobson told The Dodo. “The dogs have become so accustomed to it that when we say ‘picture shoot,’ they all jump to attention because they know they’ll be getting some treats!”
Hobson’s canines range in age from 6 to 12 years old and range from a small Chihuahua mix to a black Labrador. Finding a costume that reflected all of her dogs’ distinct characteristics seemed impossible with such a diverse ensemble until inspiration struck.
“This is the first year we’ve had all seven of them, so we wanted to figure out a way to include them all,” she explained. “At first, we planned to make the characters from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ but I offered ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.'” It was too good to be true!”
Hobson purchased rolls of fabric for her dog’s handmade costumes and discovered various types of apparel that resembled Snow White’s attire. After that, Hobson and her mother-in-law devised plans and got to work. Throughout the entire process, Hobson’s dogs were excellent.
“The most difficult part was putting everything together and making sure it fits everyone,” Hobson explained. “The dogs are used to costume fittings at this point, so if rewards are visible… they have no issue sitting still and letting us size everything to perfection.”
Each dog was precisely suited to its persona by Hobson. Dopey was the goddess Isis, whom Hobson described as “a bull in a china shop.” Sleepy was Haileigh Bug, the “laziest dog I’ve ever had,” while Grumpy was Zoey, whose “favorite things to do are bark and wrestle with the other dogs.”
Hobson is looking forward to having the finest Halloween ever with her seven puppies. “People think we’re nuts because we have seven dogs, and who knows? Perhaps they are correct “Hobson remarked. “However, we adore our time with them and wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“She continued, “These dogs have it made and are without a doubt the spoilt kids on the block.” The only challenge for Hobson is thinking out how to top this costume the following year.