Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Halloween Countdown, Day 19

Every year, my parents send their granddog, the fabulous Virginia, a Halloween costume for her to wear (as well as treats to bribe her to model for pictures).

This year, my brilliant parents outdid themselves, sewing and accessorizing a most remarkable costume. I invite you to behold Virginia as one of our favorite contemporary characters, Sheriff Longmire of the award-winning Walt Longmire book series by Craig Johnson and the television show it inspired.

Virginia as Sheriff Longmire

Virginia as Sheriff Longmire

“I don't trust people who don't like animals. Hell, animals are the finest people I know.”
The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson

Here are some of Virginia's previous costumes from recent Halloweens.

Virginia as The Great Detective, Halloween 2013

Virginia as The Great Detective, Halloween 2013

Virginia Halloween 2012

Virginia as Princess Leia Halloween 2011

Virginia at Halloween 2010

Virginia at Halloween 2010

Virginia Halloween 2009

pa150013 (2)


Halloween 2008

As always, you can see many more pictures of Virginia here.


( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 19th, 2014 11:06 am (UTC)
That suits her too :-)
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :)
Oct. 19th, 2014 11:31 am (UTC)
Awww, she looks gorgeous as always.
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Virginia thanks you, too. :) Lots of love to you and to Lacey!
Oct. 21st, 2014 09:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. Lacey thanks you too.
Oct. 19th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
This is such a great costume!
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We were thrilled with it. :)
Oct. 19th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know this character, but Virginia lends her tremendous charisma to whatever character she is costumed as. I should say that she exudes considerable gravitas here......

Wonderfully done!

Oct. 20th, 2014 12:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! "Gravitas" was just what we were going for, and Virginia was cooperative as always. I'm tickled that you liked this even without knowing the character. Thanks! :)
Oct. 21st, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
thank *you*.

And....woof, woooooof, WOO--OOF, Virginia, you gravitas lassie, you!
Oct. 19th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
Your parents are very talented and Virginia looks fantastic. ♥
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you on both counts! :D
Oct. 19th, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Stunning! Virginia outdoes us all each Halloween!
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! :D We had a lot of fun setting up her "photo shoot." I'll pass along your praise to Virginia, who will appreciate it. ;)
Oct. 20th, 2014 10:12 am (UTC)
What a wonderful costume! Virginia looks great (as usual.) And I love the trip down memory lane with all the dress-ups from the past.
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Virginia thanks you, too. ;)
Oct. 20th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
OMG So Cute!
You're right, they did totally outdo themselves this year!
Oct. 21st, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: OMG So Cute!
Aw, thank you! I'm so tickled you think so, too!

Edited at 2014-10-21 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oct. 20th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
What did I help get poor Virginia into????? Great costume, of course. Kudos to your mom!
Oct. 21st, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm glad you know you shoulder some of the responsibility here. ;P Not to worry: Virginia was well compensated with treats, so she didn't really mind. As long as we called her Virginia instead of Dog, of course. *wink*

Thanks so much - for everything!!!
(Deleted comment)
Oct. 21st, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
Ha! I'm so happy to hear it. Thank you!!! We had great fun with this.
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
Seriously, Virginia is one of my favorite "online dogs" ever - I always enjoy seeing pictures of her, and here she's just darn adorable once again. Kudos to your folks for making their granddog such a hit.
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, this puts a big grin on my face. Thank you! She's so patient with us, it's incredible. I'll pass along your kind words to my folks - and to Virginia, of course! ;)
Oct. 21st, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
Virginia looks amazing! What a good little model she is!
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! She's so patient with her silly humans - especially when she knows she'll be compensated with treats when all's said and done. ;)
Oct. 24th, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)
Awww. She is so patient! She knows how to model, too. Our dogs just try to eat the "toy" we're all playing with, though Succotash does love his winter sweaters. (Ninety pound dog in a sweater... very silly.)

THANK you so much for the recommendation to read the Longmire series. I read almost all of them in rapid succession last January and February during that bizzare cold winter. Now, on to two or three more this winter, plus some short stories. ;)
Oct. 30th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Longmire
Thank you! :) She really is amazingly patient with her silly humans.

I'm delighted to hear that you read and enjoyed the Longmire books, too! That makes my day. I just finished the new collection of short stories (Watch for Signs) and loved it. All credit goes to ankh_hpl, who convinced me that reading the books wouldn't diminish my enjoyment of the TV series inspired by it. I never go show-to-books; I always read the books first, and then sometimes, maybe, I'll check out the show. But I fell in love with the TV series within minutes of the first episode (without realizing it was based on novels), and I only made it to the books with ankh_hpl's kind reassurances. I'm so glad I did! I'm ready for the next book now. :D
( 27 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

April 2017
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lizzy Enger