Reindeer rule at canine costume party

Electrifying Elijah, left, and Alabama Abigail, shown by Heath and Patricia Usry, took best of show

Electrifying Elijah, left, and Alabama Abigail, shown by Heath and Patricia Usry, took best of show as “Reindeer in Transition.” Patricia said Abigail may become an angel next year.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 08:59 AM.

 

On Saturday, a dozen pups and their companion humans turned out to vie for best of show at a canine costume party.

The contest was part of a Christmas celebration held from 1 to 4 p.m. to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Pups and people had a chance to tell Santa their holiday wishes and check out some of the animals available for adoption at the local shelter.

The costume contest was held at 3 p.m. and for those who did not have a costume at home, there were some loaners on hand. More than a dozen entrants came prepared; many wore holiday regalia.

Reindeer were the most popular entry, there were six, and a pair of reindeer, Electrifying Elijah and Alabama Abigail took first place. The winners belong to Heath and Patricia Usry, of Gadsden , Ala.

Second place went to Kali and Lili, a pair of terriers dressed as Santa and a red-booted reindeer and shown by Danny Spear and Susan Hudson.

Bringing in their place was Oliver, a rescued pit-bull dressed as a Kong dog toy complete with milk bones. Owners Gene and Susan Pinnock said the suit was handcrafted from two tee-shirts, stuffing and felt.



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