Posted: 28th October 2009 by Tammy in Hounds

After work today I continued searching for the components of my desired Halloween costume. Having exhausted the vintage store options and even some mainstream places like Target, I decided to brave Johnny Brock’s. For those of you who don’t have a Johnny Brock’s store, well….it’s a year-round costume shop but it’s also kind of like hell on Earth for a person like me. Why, you ask?

It’s huge. Too many options can be exhausting, and JB’s definitely has tons of options. It’s so large it gives the illusion that surely you’ll find what you seek…which just builds you up for the disappointment that will follow.
It’s crowded. I was jostled, bumped, stepped on, breathed on, elbowed, pushed, brushed up against (purposefully and not so purposefully) and – I’m 100% sure of this – befouled by someone’s angry gastrointestinal system.

It’s loud. I can take the howling animatronic ghouls and excited shrieks of Halloween-crazed children, but is there a reason to have the store phone ring throughout the sound system…and never answer it? Yeah, I thought not.

Needless to say, by the time I explored all nooks and crannies for the elusive costume makings and came up empty-handed, I was a little grumpy. Fortunately Jake the mighty Jack Russell Terrier was up to the task of making me laugh. First I put his brand new pirate hat on, you know, to try it out for Halloween.

He was a trooper for about 40 seconds, then he wanted to shake it off.

That didn’t work, so how about another approach?

And then, success!

Voila! Jake made a happy girl out of a snarly, grumpy mom. Thanks, Matey!

  1. Tasha says:

    aww.. now you (and he) made me smile too !!! I can’t wait to see you and the boys on Thanksgiving 🙂