Wednesday, October 31, 2007

AFD's 3rd Annual Howloween Costume Contest!

Ladies and Gentlepups, THE WINNERS!!

The judging was tough and the judges were torn. Next year, we're definitely doing categories. But we're positive that these guys were totally awesome!


Lyncoln looked amazing in his Darth Vader costume, and was very dignified during his photo shoot.

Chico has another very clever costume this year! (See last year's "Chicken Cord on Blue"). What we have here is a mullet wig and at-shirt that sez "OVER". Mullet Over. "Mull It Over"! It took a couple of us a minute to get it, but Chico looks spectacular with a mullet AND he invites you to tailgate with him at the Whitesnake concert. Its gonna be ROCKIN'!!


Oh, Miss Violet! Such a beautiful chicken! The staff loved this one, and Violet seemed very pleased with herself, too.


Budha the Tulip! So cute!! This costume is perfect for her and she looked great. Budha also seems to really love to wear clothes, and she was super excited about her photo shoot and the treats.


Maggie's costume cracked us all up. She's having her autumn spa day complete with curlers, hairnet, cuddly bathrobe and duckie slippers. Just in case you can't tell, the curlers are actually IN Maggie's mop top! How long they would stay there, we can't say. Way to go, Mags! You looked awesome!

Happy Howloween!!

It was a fantastic array of costumes this year, and many thanks to everyone who participated! Below are our favorite photos of the costumed pups who attended...

Coconut made an excellent cowgirl. Now if she could only remember where she parked her horse. Hmmmmm...

Casey wasn't exactly thrilled to have her photo taken, but man she was an adorable piggy!
Carmicheal stalks the hall of AFD as a gruesome mummy.

Mona is one wiggly piggy!

Bananas makes a very delicious bumblebee.

Wrigley's skeleton costume was great, but we weren't expecting such awesome tricks for the treats! Wrigley can't wait for the photo to snap so she can get what the photo assistant is holding!

Budrow is a terribly scary ghost, rattling his chains.

Maysa is a very pretty little bumblebee.

Bogart is sporting an awesome t- shirt that sez, "Too cute to be scary."
We quite agree with you there, buddy.

Mr. Franklin looking very handsome in his special holiday sweater!

Beautiful Uma in her sweet little pumpkin hat!

Reagan is both the Headless Horseman and his mighty steed. Pretty impressive.

Chloe is a pretty, pretty Prom Queen!

Moo. In a tutu. Totally in touch with his feminine side.

Sahara the lusty Pirate Wench. Yarrrgghhh!

Darth Matilda using The Force to compel the photo assistant to give her the treat.

Lovely young Jack as an adorable Pumpkin!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Be sure to visit the Chicagoland Tails website and vote for All for Doggies in the Best of 2007 Readers Choice Awards.
If we win all our daycare dogs will receive a FREE bath!
Let's make it happen!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Best of the Rest-More Luau Pics!

Carmichael, do you wanna...limbo?

We intruded on this private moment between Phillip and Lyncoln, how sweet!

Miss Wrigley is more than happy to sport the Hawaiian doo-rag!

Ryno and his girlfriend Budha wanted nothing to do with our limbo contest. In order to participate, they'd have to get out of the pool!

Blue wasn't too happy about getting dressed up, but it was only for a moment, and just look how handsome he is!

Miss Riley is always super pretty, but she's even prettier all dressed up!

We never have to tell Bjork how good looking he is; he already knows!

Silly Jilly is one of the happiest dogs ever! We never see her without a big cheezy grin!

Ryno and Big Otis are a perfect match for eachother. Their kong-o-war games always end up in a tie.

Bugsy's sparkling blue eye compliments the grass collar so well!

Sophie romped around for the first part of the luau, and then set up a booth in the corner to read doggie fortunes!

Bailee Boo is camera shy, but we had to capture this because he just looks so good!

Dan and Otis want everyone to know just how much fun they were having at the party!

Oh, Calvin, you rock! We just love you're smile!

Dan again, with his party-pup Ralph.

And we'll end this post with a pic of Norman who came with his very own flower to put in his lucious blonde mane! Thanks for being such a good sport Norm!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Welcome to our Luau!!!

There was no question as to who was the winner of the biggest beach bum award. Miss Snoopy came with a bucket of margarita as big as she is and a straw long enough for her to drink it without lifting a paw! And check out those wicked awesome shades!

Miss Rio is the winner of our best dressed contest. Her outfit was so pretty and it fit like a glove!!

Ketah and Max received an award for 1st runners up. They look hula-licious!

And our 3rd place award goes to Miss Budha for knowing just how good she looked in her Hawaiian shirt!

Although her younger years are behind her now, Miss Phoebe still knows how to party!

And she was more than willing to show our lovely young'un Lucy the ropes! Now let's take this party outside, shall we?

Ryno says, "Wuzzaaaaaaaaaalp!"

Check out Miss Lula noodle casserole-Sassy!

Jeff was so happy Miss Lexi could make the party!

Uma is so smart she understands four languages. English, Spanish, Polish, and Dogish. Even after all that learning, she can still find the time to rock out!

Yep, Spencer is definitely feelin' it! Eric has to hold him up!!!

Oh, Maggie, there is no better belly dancer than you!

Miss Thea and Swiss Mister Max know who let the dogs out, but they're not tellin'!

Even when there is no party going on, when Bella shows up, she brings it!!

Miss Lucy came with her bikini on, and the boys went wild!

Maddie loves having a reason to dress up, so she was more than happy to join us for the Luau!

Bugsy wasn't too keen on putting this skirt on, but he loves to dance, and he's quite a lovely mover!!

This is what happens when you fall asleep before the party is over. Boy is Maya going to be steamed when she sees this picture later. Hope you're not running for public office little lady!!!

And, finally, Rudy and his little sis Zoe show us a preview of their morning after!!! Party on kids!!!