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Niqqi Faces Her Fears and Dresses Up as a Scarecrow for Halloween

November 4, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I went for a walk with my mom when, suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I saw someone standing totally still in my neighbor’s yard.  Where did he come from? He wasn’t there before!  I cautiously approached him.  He had a plaid shirt and overalls and corn stalks coming from his pant legs, his sleeves and down from his funny hat.  I barked and ran around him, trying for him to move or say something…but nothing!  It just stood there, as if frozen in time.

On a walk with her mom, Niqqi meets a scarecrow.

To be honest with you, I was a little scared.  My mom explained to me it was a scarecrow…a person-like figure made from sticks and old clothes that  farmers often place in the fields to discourage birds from eating the seeds or the crops.  My neighbor was using it as a decoration for Halloween. The story didn’t convince me at all.   I sooo wanted the scarecrow to say something back to me.   How could he not? Still scared, I went back to get some response from him, but nothing happened.

So, I decided to face my fears, and see what it would be like to be a scarecrow myself.  My mom made me a scarecrow costume and when Halloween came, I put it on having decided I was going to stay super still and see if I could trick any of the kids coming to my door.  You might have guessed it, I didn’t work! I tried sooo hard, but the minute the trick-or-treaters came by, I forgot the whole thing and I went to greet them with my tail wagging!  I didn’t want them to be scared after all. It was so much fun!  I passed out candy and all the kids said I looked cute in the scarecrow costume and they laughed.

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When Halloween was over, I went to my neighbor’s yard to leave a piece of candy for the scarecrow and to tell him I wasn’t scared of him any more. But when I got there, I saw a bag shaped as a pumpkin.  It had tag and it said, “To Niqqi.” What? Something for me? I could tell without sniffing it too much that there were dog treats inside!  Wow!  From the scarecrow?  I looked up and gave him a big smile and said, “Thanks!” And you know what?  I think I saw him smile back and  heard him whisper “Happy Halloween, Niqqi!”

Niqqi received a Halloween treat bag from the scarecrow.


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Pumpkin trick or treat bag courtesy of

The Day After Halloween…

November 2, 2009

Hi blog friends!

I have to tell you that I had a very fun Halloween weekend. My biggest dilemma, however, was which Halloween costume to pick.

You know that I love dressing up. First I thought I would be Little Red Ridinghood, since I like adventure…but I didn’t think I’d be able to run like I like to. “Maybe I should be Wonder Woman? Yes, of course! I’ll go out and catch bad guys!” But it was Halloween and I really wanted to stay home and wait for the trick-or-treaters… “Let me think,” I said to myself, “I know! I will be a scary small dragon! I am sure they’ll get scared! Ha!” And that’s how I decided…


Here I am by the windown ready for the trick-or-treaters!


Mission accomplished! The kids were so scared when they saw me that I had no choice but to bark so they would not it was me, Niqqi, disguised as a dragon!

And you know what? I would love to see what you were for Halloween!  I’m putting together a photo parade of my anipals dressed for Halloween! (Okay, my mom is helping me…) If you had a chance to dress up, send me your picture HERE! Make sure to include your name and where you are from, if you wish.

It’ll be fun! niqqis-signature4

Happy Halloween from Niqqi the Bichon Frise!

October 31, 2009

I was a lot of fun waiting for trick-or-treaters today! Happy Halloween everyone!

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Halloween Is Almost Here – 4 Super Easy Dog Costumes You Can Make

October 24, 2009

Hello Friends!

It’s almost Halloween! If you haven’t found the right dog costume to wear for this great occasion, here are some last minute ideas you can make yourself…and there’s no sewing required

Disfraz de Dragon - Mujer Maravilla

Dragon Costume - Wonder Woman

Caperucita Roja - Hawaiana

Little Red Riding Hood - Hawaiian Hula Dancer

Just click to see English or Spanish instructions:

Dragon Costume / Disfraz de Dragón
Wonder Woman / Mujer Maravilla
Little Red Riding Hood / Caperucita Roja
Hawaiian Hula Dancer / Bailarina Hawaiana

Hope it comes in handy 😉


Dragon Costume for Dogs – Super Easy to Make – No Sewing Required

October 20, 2009


This Halloween I will roar “trick or treat” and will definitely surprise my neighbors! This dragon costume was very easy to make.

First, we needed some measurements:

A  -  B

A - B

A – From my neck to my eyes; B – From my neck to my tail.

C  -  D

C - D

C – My tail front to back plus more if you want the dragon’s  tail longer;
D – Around my belly plus 2 inches. Then I divided that figure in half.

E  -  F

E - F

E – From my neck to the middle point of my front leg;
F – From the middle point of my front leg to the middle point of my hind leg.

H  -  G

H - G

H – My upper leg width; G – From my back down to where my legs start.

Once I took all the measurements, I laid them out on a piece of paper like this to make a pattern.



Then I cut out the parts I didn’t need.




*Green felt – This is the base for the costume, so make sure that you get a piece that’s at least the sum of measurements A, B & C, and twice the measurements of D
*Yellow felt for the triangular back plates
*Red and black felt for the eyes, nostrils and tongue
*Fabric glue, silicone glue and glue gun, or contact cement



Measure the green felt so that its length is the sum of measurements A, B and C, and its width is measurement D multiplied by 2. Fold in half lenghwise. Lay pattern over the felt. Cut out all excess material.


This is what it should look like when you’re done cutting.


Glue the tail together. Glue Velcro on the edges as shown.


Stuff the tail with filler or stuffing. Try on to make sure it fits.


To make the triangular plates, fold some yellow felt in half. The height will be at your discretion. Draw the triangular plates ans shown, leaving a little space in between them.


Cut and glue together.


Glue the triangular plates in place on the back of the costume.


Cut pieces of felt to make the eyes, nostril and tongue and glue in place.


This is what the finished piece should look like! Make a slit at the neck to fish through the collar ring.


This is what I look like from the front.


Ready to go Trick or Treating! (Hope I get some roaring good treats!!)


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