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A Howl-oween Photo Contest

Chew this over: The National Retail Federation recently reported that Americans are expected to spend $370 million on Halloween costumes for their pets this year—that’s $70 million more than last year. To marry some political and economic terminology, let’s call it the “lipstick on a pug effect.”

According to the same report, pumpkins, hot dogs, and devils were best-sellers last year. And since predicting human fashion trends is nowhere near as fun, I’m eager to call it right now: this is the year of the bee. Not a bear in a bee costume. Not a fish. A regular bee*.

Dog Bee Costume

Dog Bee Costume

Zip (Fish & Bone’s mascot) was kind enough to pose for me.

The Photo Contest:

Fish & Bone on Newbury is hosting their 3rd Annual Howl-oween Photo Contest now through Oct. 31. Dress up your cat or dog (safely!), submit a photo, get your friends to vote, and you could win some pet prizes. First place receives a $50 gift certificate to Fish & Bone. Second place receives $25 worth of treats for your pet. Need a costume? Fish & Bone has plenty: Santas, lions, lobsters, grapes, and more.

Click here for the submission form.

*doesn’t get old

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