Sasha Hobson adores dressing up with her family for Halloween but creating a group costume for her and her seven dogs was a bit of a challenge.
“Every year we dress up the dogs for Halloween and do a photo shoot,” Hobson shared with The Dodo. “The dogs are now so used to it that when we say the words ‘photo shoot’ the dogs all jump to attention because they know they are about to get some treats!”
Hobson’s dogs ages range from 6 to 12 years old and are made up from everything to a small Chihuahua mix to a huge black Labrador.
“This Halloween is the first year with all seven of them, so we wanted to find a way to incorporate them all,” she said. “We originally were going to make them characters from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ … but then I suggested ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ It was too perfect to pass up!”
While Hobson discovered different items of clothing that looked just like Snow White’s dress, creating her dog’s handmade costumes along with her mother-in-law was another feat.
“The hard part was just sewing everything and making sure it fit everyone,” Hobson said. “The dogs at this point are used to costume fittings so if treats are visible … they have no problem sitting still and letting us size everything just right.”
What was easy was Hobson matching each dog to their character like Goddess Isis, whom Hobson describes as “a bull in a china shop,” was Dopey. Haileigh Bug, who Hobson says is the “laziest dog I have ever had,” was Sleepy, and Zoey, whose “favorite things to do are bark and wrestle with the other dogs,” was Grumpy.
Hobson can’t wait for the best Halloween with all of her seven pups.
“People think we are crazy for having seven dogs and who knows? Maybe they are right,” Hobson said. “But we love our time with them and wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
“These dogs have it made and are without a doubt the spoiled kids on the block,” she continued.
They are scary cute that’s for sure!