On Saturday October 26th, over 500 dogs of various breeds ranging from terriers to Chihuahuas to Bulldogs, arrived suited in elaborate costumes to strut their stuff at the country's biggest Halloween canine parade. Now in its 23rd year, New York City's Tompkins Square Dog Parade, which doubles up as a fund raiser, is famous for the extraordinary lengths owners go through, to help their pooches win the coveted 'Best in Show' title.
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Yep, It's that time of the year. Besides all the delicious treats you will receive on the 31st, there will also be plenty of tricks. To get you into the spirit, here is a prank that California-based magician Rich Ferguson recently pulled on some unsuspecting shoppers. It is guaranteed to make you fall out of your chair - literally!
What's better than Halloween? How about the day after when one gets to sort out and more importantly savor the precious candy - So how would you feel if one of your parent's announced the morning after, that they had devoured your entire loot?
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While Frankenstorm Sandy ruined Halloween for the residents of New York, the dogs were not as unfortunate. That's because they were lucky enough to celebrate their holiday about ten days ago and show off their cool costumes at the country's biggest and most elaborate Halloween Parade for dogs.
On Tuesday morning, millions of people all over the world woke up to the horrifying images of the destruction caused by Frankenstorm Sandy that made its landfall on the shores of New Jersey on Monday night, a few hours earlier than had been expected. While it had been downgraded to a 'post' tropical storm by the time it arrived, Sandy proved to be as powerful as promised, flooding thousands of homes and businesses and leaving millions of people all the way from West Virginia to Atlantic City and Connecticut without electricity.
With Halloween approaching, most of you are busy getting your costumes ready so that you can spend the fun evening 'Trick or Treating'. However, if forecasters are right, there will not be many 'treats' in store for residents of the East Coast, especially New York and New Jersey, thanks to a nasty storm that is expected to be so bad, that experts are calling it Frankenstorm.
Last weekend, visitors to the New York Botanical Garden were in for a real treat. That's because in addition to admiring the beautiful exhibits, they got a chance to see the Michelangelo of pumpkin carvers, Ray Villafane transform oversized gourds into spine-chilling exhibits.
While Halloween is fun, the next day is even better. That's because while the former is all about accumulating as much candy as one can get, it is on the day after that we all get to peacefully sort out our loot and savor, it one piece at a time.
While there are many Halloween dog parades held all over the country, one of the biggest and most elaborate is the one held at New York City's Tomkins Square Park. Now in its 21st year, this is one where owners and their pooches seem to go through extraordinary lengths, to win the title of 'Best in Show'.