Here we go -- we're entering Halloween weekend and navigating new territory in a COVID world. How will the pandemic affect how you celebrate and participate in Halloween gatherings, Trick-or-Treating, or any of the 'normal' events and activities you'd take part in?

Many parents are expecting to limit their kids' exposure to others and many of those who generally welcome those little candy mongers at their doors are considering everything from alternative delivery systems to good-old-fashioned turning off the porch light and not answering the doorbell.

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Let's not forget, however, that certain, often furry, members of our family may still want to indulge in the celebration of the season and dress up in those adorable little pet costumes. Reportedly, 17% of us dog owners plan to get fido gussied-up in Halloween regalia. Of course, this leads to oohs and ahhs from those who stand at our doorways, but also, more prolifically, photos find their way onto our social media outlets.

So, I posted a couple of pictures of our own Golden Retriever, Tater, and his first experience last year with being forced to wear something cute to please his mama.

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Yes, Tater did actually resemble a lion, and this year, now that he's 95 pounds, he might actually pass for the King of the Jungle. This post had the intended consequence of inspiring others to post pictures of their beloved pets, and here are a few.

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Adorable, co-species celebrants! Love this!

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The creative spirit is alive and well in Yakima!

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I know we always like to project our feelings on our pets but I sure wish we could read their minds. I think there would be a range of emotions from shame to 'look at me'!

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It's Baaaaaaad but it's good!

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Is that an elephant or a pony? And - Ellie, Tater is an eligible bachelor. Just sayin'.

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The most popular Halloween costumes for dogs this year are Pumpkin, Hot Dog, and Superhero. I think all of our contributors are SUPERSTARS! If you're posting pictures of your pets this weekend, we'd love to see them. Shoot 'em to us via our station app or tag us on Facebook.