October…Out Like A…Lion?

October isn’t traditionally the “Out like a lion…in like a lamb” month.  But around here, it doesn’t have to be March to go “Out like a lion”…especially when you are Rosie going out for Halloween!

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Golden retriever in lion costume


Look at that innocent face.  She appears so sweet and content in her lion mane Halloween Costume!  Oh but don’t be fooled my friends.  This Halloween photo shoot did not run smoothly…

This is how the “photo session” began…

Golden Retriever dressed as a lion for Halloween

Immediately, Rosie attempted to pull the mane off.

Golden retriever trying to pull off costume

 Then started with the head shake…

Golden retriever running

 And then she took off running.

Golden Retriever antics

 Once she wiggled out of the mane, she started biting it.

Golden Retriever chewing on costume

 And tried to pull it apart.

Silly dog

Such a determined little face…

So what’s a dog mom to do, but try one more time…

Crazy golden

I couldn’t even get a shot of her face in this photo.

Golden running

And once again, she took off!

I was laughing so hard, I had tears in my eyes!

Finally, I gave up and waited until I found her sleeping in the bushes.  I slipped the mane over her head and finally got a sweet photo…

Sleeping Golden in lion costume

 “In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight…”

Lion Mane Costume for dog

Yeah, I got the evil eye for that one!

I thought you might like a good laugh today!

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If you are interested in dressing up your pet like a lion, this lion mane costume is the one I purchased.

If you are looking for some other dog costume options, check out my funny dog costume ideas!

Do you dress up your pets for Halloween?

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  1. Priceless! My Cairn was none to thrilled when I made her put my youngest's old Raggedy Ann wig and hat on. LOL

  2. Oh, my word that is just too funny. She really did look like a lion. Bailey hates to be dressed. When she was little she would always take off anything I put on her. I finally gave up.

  3. Best dog costume ever, and your photos of Rosie's reaction to it are priceless! I'm still cracking up!

  4. soooooo cute! i dress mine up as lions too haha. its my fav costume for them. XO Ellen from Ask Awaywww.askawayblog.com

  5. Oh my goshhhhhh! We are sitting here cracking up at your photos Shelley!OUr golden, Hallie, would have done the exact same thing!Your photos are too doggone cute.Thank Rosie for the giggles.xoxoxAlison

  6. I had to get up and show my hubby this post! We loved it. Our 3 year old English Lab would of never let me put it on him.Shelly- you deserve an extra treat!

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