okay sooo I had a little bit too much fun with all the new Halloween themed fonts & fun on picmonkey......
I love Halloween time! I'm a big holiday person in general so any type of holiday that comes up, I most likely celebrate in some way....plus its my GF birthday month so even more reason to celebrate!
But there's another special reason why I love & look forward to Halloween so much.......
& it involves a cat.
you may have heard me mention her before around here...& whenever I speak of her I always compare her to an actual person & today you'll get to find out why.
Meet Dolce - my sassy, human like, queen cat.
just your average house pet.....right?
Dolce is far from average.
In fact she's actually a star.
Now I'm sure you're all shaking your head & thinking ok crazy cat lady whatever you say - but before you sum this post up as just another girl talking about her cat let me tell you why Dolce is so special....
Every Halloween for the past 6 years I have dressed Dolce up in costumes & entered her in pet contests.
I'm sure you're wondering what I mean by costumes.......because she is a cat.
Well, when I went to buy Dolce's first costume I had to get her a dog costume because obviously they don't make cat ones. I never had put any type of clothes on Dolce before so I was taking a risk hoping this would work out.
To my surprise Dolce not only let me put the costume on her without fussing & moving, but she kept it on for as long as I wanted without trying to take it off or anything.
She literally would sit in her costume & just pose.
She wouldn't even make a move when we were at the contests with tons of dogs running around. Everyone would ask to take her picture & she would let them.
With all the fuss that was going on around her, Dolce was as cool as a cucumber.
I knew I had something special here.
Do I consider myself a stage mom?
& proud of it.
Soooo the very first costume Dolce ever got was a princess - we won 1st place in this costume!
Dolce standing proud next to her prize! We were very excited for this win since it was our first!
The next year Dolce as a bumblebee, however we did not take home any awards for this costume. We didn't even place.....but in Dolce's defense the dog that won was wearing a matching outfit as her owner so they had that advantage....'oh look you match your dog how cute'....blah blah
After the loss we didn't let it get us down. We just knew we had to blow them out of the water with next years costume....& boy did we.
With this costume not only did Dolce enter the usual pet store contest but I also entered her in the Orange County Register online animal costume contest....
Put your hands up because Dolce the cop is here!
& I'm happy to report we not only won 1st place in the pet store contest but we also won the OC Register contest!!! And her prize for winning the register contest was a professional photo shoot in her winning costume....& look how fabulous they turned out! Dolce means business!
we took home 1st again the next year when Dolce was a witch -
and then last year we took home 2nd when Dolce was a cowgirl - & the back story on this costume is the plaid shirt is actually a baby boys shirt I got at Target.
Besides these fun costume contests........
Dolce was also in an infomercial for a new type of cat litter box. She didn't make the final cut of the infomercial but she did get paid $25 for her work & to me that's a win win!
She was also invited to a casting call at Hollywood Paws in LA. The casting call was for pet agents. Did you know all the animals you see in movies & TV actually have agents?
The agents loved Dolce, of course, but like a lot of places in LA they wanted Dolce to do training & the training wasn't cheap. so we passed on that.
Dolce also went to an audition in LA for a cat food commercial. The studio that it was held at was where a lot of magazine have their cover shoots. They had a binder in the warehouse that held every picture of all the celebs that had been there before. It was pretty cool to see Dolce & I were in the same place where celebs like Jen Antison & Cameron Diaz had been.
But it's Hollywood & Dolce did not make the commercial....but that's show business ---> however like everything else the experience was still really cool.
So as you can imagine i am super excited for the contest this year...& I'm even more excited for her costume....but you're all gonna have to wait to see that one.
I brought Dolce this hat back from my trip to Mexico in 2008
However if you want to keep up with Dolce & her glamours life you can do so on her facebook page -