Very early this morning I was checking out the blog Dog-Owned Life, which is written by Mark Ramirez, a reporter with the Times Union (the Albany, New York newspaper). Mark's been requesting pictures of pets in their Halloween costumes to put on his blog. It was early and Alice was wide awake, so I decided to throw her into her Halloween costumes and take pictures.
This year, Alice has two: my friend Lindy got her a fancy Halloween collar that she wears everywhere, and we got her a banana costume. Alice won't wear the hat, so she 's technically going as a banana peel.
I sent the pictures off to Mark and went on with my day, and received a note from him later, thanking me for the pictures. Later in the afternoon, Mark put out a tweet that mentioned a picture of a pug in a banana peel costume.
Long story short, it ends up that the pictures didn't go on Dog-Owned Life, but rather on TU's pet website, in an article, and in a slide show. And then later in the day, Alice ended up on the front page!
I definitely feel like this little dog is using up a good chunk of 15 minutes of fame this week. I wonder if dogs get their time in human minutes, or dog minutes?