Talk to the Paw: Halloween Choices!

by Karen Duvall

Halloween is creeping up on me. I haven't done a very good job preparing for it this year, mostly because I'm staring down the barrel of a deadline. What do you know, I have to have this book turned in by October 31. What a coincidence that it's the same day as Halloween! Scary. It's also my son's birthday.

Last week my dog tried on a shirt she thought about wearing for Halloween, but she wasn't sure she liked being a dinosaur. I thought a Princess might work.

Princess Kinsey
Too girly?

She wouldn't let me paint her toenails or do her hair.

Next we tried something that better fits her personality.

Devil Dog
Ah, much better.

Thankfully, I had at least one person respond to my begging plea for a Halloween costume photo of her pet. Thank you, Pat Stoltey! Katie Cat is adorable even if she did feel insulted and turned her back to the camera. A valiant effort from you both!

Katie Cat
Kitty Couture... Katie makes a fashion statement.

It's not too late to send me your pet costume photos. Halloween is exactly one week away, so I will post what you send me if you get it to me by Halloween day. Your pics will appear on the blog Friday, November 1. Please send your pet photos to

My cat Ted thinks all this Halloween stuff is pretty funny. He went through his humiliation last year so this year is pure entertainment for him.

Laughing Ted
You guys crack me up!

Have a screamy Halloweeny!


Karen Duvall

Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

Karen Duvall

4 thoughts on “Talk to the Paw: Halloween Choices!

  1. Too funny. Katie Cat is still not speaking to me, but I might try to sneak in one more costume idea…something a little less froo-froo. I hope you get some more good photos, Karen, because this is a fun idea. I’ll help spread the word. And Ted’s photo is a hoot. How did you ever catch him with that expression?

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