Halloween Maltese

Max doesn’t like doorbells or knocking noises so it should be no surprise that he is not especially fond of Halloween.

Of course, his dislike for the holiday in no way dilutes our joy at dressing him in embarrassing costumes and taking photos. Hey, it worked with the kids so why not the dog?

This year, however, the Malt insisted on a more dignified presentation as befits his status as a senior dog of gravitas.

He decided he would be a business executive.

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The Executive Dog at his leisure.

But, which company should he pretend to lead?

Perhaps Volvo, Maersk or Nokio? Rich Viking history.

Viking Max
How about ABBA? Mamma Mia!

Maybe an American company would be better? Exxon, Marlboro or Smith & Wesson?

Cowboy Max
Maybe an exec at the Dallas Cowboys.

No, I got it! The head of a high tech organization. Youthful, aggressive and deeply into social media.

FB Max 2
A spinner beanie so it must be Facebook.

Meanwhile, Jacques ‘O Lantern has not fared well. Seems he was sitting in the path of the lawn sprinklers and apparently that’s not good for pumpkins. Who knew?

Jacques

 

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  1. I love all iterations of Max’s costumes. Way too clever. I hope he was well rewarded for having to endure the Runway Model life with loads of treats. Both Sam and Elsa said in no uncertain terms for me not to get any such clever ideas. Have a safe and “Yappy Howloween.” πŸ‘»

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    1. He made out pretty well. In return for patience during the photo session he collected his fair share of treats, that explains the fixed stare at the camera. He will assuredly have a “yappy” Halloween when the doorbell starts ringing. He goes berserk at the sound.

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        1. Yeah, I don’t like it either. I try to keep my curmudgeon under control but I find myself answering “trick or treat” with “trick, you little bas…” never mind. Maybe I need an attitude adjustment to appreciate this holiday.

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  2. Oh. So distinguished and then, so silly. I loved all of it. Jacques, not so much. I’m sure he’s relieved that Halloween is not such a big deal over here. Max needs a beret, don’t you think? And maybe a bit of cheese. A baguette, a striped sweater, a tiny sip of wine… Fortunately no one smokes Gauloises any more. That would be taking things too far.

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    1. I love the idea of a French Max with the shirt, baguette under his arm, a bottle of wine and a beret. I think I’ll steal that idea and see what Amazon can offer. The wine and baguette I’ll supply myself and take care of later. Maybe a Pernod, Chartreuse or, oh what the heck, bring out the absinthe and let’s all go full-on Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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      1. Absinthe, yes. Try Opaline, if you can get it in California. I can get mexcal over here, so maybe. Henri — surely we’re on a first-name basis by now — would feel right at home at my house.

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          1. Yeah, that’s what happens to the price of mezcal over here: double and then some. I think I hear the liquor stash being raided right now, in fact. At this rate our duty-free haul won’t last long. Better start saving up….

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  3. The expression under that hat with horns is distinctly berserker….
    He is a patient little chap, isn’t he, but there are limits.

    Are you sure about t hat sprinkler? Sure it could not have been Max intent on having his wicked way with the orange intruder?

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    1. Now that you mention, Jacques ‘O Lantern doesn’t smell very good. I figured it was squash rot but it could be the residual of a Maltese visit and leg lift. The kids coming for candy will love it. Actually, I hope one of the little (figurative or literal) monsters grabs Jacques. He is so rotten and spongy he’ll fall apart in their hands and I’ll have it all on camera!

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    1. The history of the Maltese breed is that they have not done a lick of work for over 5,000 years. Their role is, and always has been, as a companion doggo. I doubt this will change soon and in Max’s case I can guarantee it won’t change ever. Job? For Munch, yes. For Max? Hahahahaha. πŸ™‚

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  4. Max looks like a very competent executive doggie. In face, human executives should be very worried about being replaced by doggie executives who accept belly rubs and treats in lieu of monetary compensation. 🐢🐢🐢

    Happy Halloween! πŸŽƒ

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    1. Productivity, or lack thereof, would be an issue with Max. Nap time would extend at least from 9 to 5 and through lunch and breaks too. The lunch room would be a horror show and when the CEO starts begging it really gets kind of pitiful, no? Happy Halloween right back at ya.

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    1. Savvy! It probably took a long time for you to train Daisy to howl whenever you wanted to go out for dinner but the effort was clearly worth it. I think I’ll try this excuse and see if it gets me more brew pub time.

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  5. Max!!! So darn cute. Spinner Beanie Max is my favorite. He looks like he should be wearing little knickers and attending Eton. Parker and Piper had a chuckle over this, because……when hell freezes over would I even attempt to dress them in costume.

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  6. HA! Max is stylin’! And his fashion sense has me giggling! πŸ˜€ He could be a model for Dogster, Bark or Modern Dog magazines! πŸ™‚

    Cooper doesn’t like all the door bell ringing, so we bundle up on the porch and pass out the candy from there. He loves all the kids that want to talk to him and pet him. πŸ™‚

    Poor Jacques ‘O Lantern! But, he served ye well! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Eww…bird wrinkles. That doesn’t sound good. I’m glad you have feathers to cover up that stuff. As for sprinklers, as you know, if we outlaw lawn sprinklers, only the bad guys will have lawn sprinklers. πŸ˜‰

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  7. I live so far in the woods, we’ve never had a trick or treater. I think my Max would have loved them, and Maverick would eat them. He wore a bandanna, doubtful I could put much else on him and expect it to stay. Little Max looks quite adorable, though

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