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Traditions or costumbres are important for my family. We love making memories, and this is something my parents instilled in me. My favorite holiday is Halloween. Every year we dress up in costume with a family theme. I’ll let you in on a secret, Star Wars is our theme this year. So, naturally, Tucker had to be included this year. We also made him a DIY Star Wars blanket (which I’ll show you how to make) to accompany the theme, because it’s his birthday month, so it’s pampering time! Plus we moved him from Texas to Virginia, so I think he’s a little miffed at the colder climate. Lo siento, Tucker!
Tucker’s middle name is Darth, for Darth Vader, so he’s dressing up as his namesake. He and my oldest daughter dueled it out since they both wanted to dress up as Darth Vader. It ended in a tie, so they agreed they could both be him. You can never have too many Vaders.
And like the rest of my familia, I think Tucker threw me some side-eye. The idea of a family Halloween costume sometimes takes a little getting used to. Fits right in with my girls!
We have a lot of adventures in our family. See intergalactic ones above. We like to have fun, and keep active. We take a lot of road trips, now with Tucker included. Homedog has to keep up with the rest of us! That’s why he needs a dog food that will grow with him. Purina Dog Chow’s new formula is chock full of protein for strong muscles (more than 21g of protein per cup). Meat is the #1 ingredient. If you’re going to serve the Galactic Empire, you have a hearty appetite.
We’re making the transition from Purina Puppy Chow to Purina Dog Chow. I’m loving the new packaging, and love that I can find it at Target for my
daily weekly runs. Alright, I confess, I pretty much go to Target every day. Where else was I going to find costumes AND dog food?
Since we did move Tucker to a colder climate, I decided to make it up to him with a Star Wars fleece blanket. Since he was a young puppy, he has loved snuggling with blankets.
DIY Star Wars Blanket
I wanted two different sides, one for the light side and one for the dark side of Star Wars. You never know which mood will strike you.
I purchased 1 yard of each fabric, and laid them on top of each other. One yard is too big for a dog of Tucker’s size, but I wanted to make an extra to donate to a dog shelter. So really, to make this blanket, I used a 1/2 yard of each fabric.
Next, using sharp scissors, I cut 3-inch deep cuts all around the fabric about 1 inch apart. The great thing with these blankets is that it’s easy to hide imperfections, so I just use a ruler as I cut.
Then tie the two pieces of fleece (in my case BB-8 and Darth Vader) together in double knots.
Even your kids can help you! My girls were excited to take part in this project.
And voilá! Now you’ve made a warm, personal blanket for your favorite dog! Choose any fabric and cater it to your dog’s personality.
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