My inspiration for the costume was the champion Triple Crown winning racehorse, American Pharoah. We live in horse country, and naturally, watching American Pharoah capture the crown was a very exciting event. Rudger is a mixed breed elderly hound who was rescued. He has had a late start in life on developing his social skills. He has always been very friendly, but painstakingly shy. He has blossomed into a super star. My hope for entering Rudger in your contest is so that he might serve as an ambassador for elderly dogs who need good homes. I wish that people would more often choose an older dog over a cute little puppy. Just because they are older doesn't mean that they don't have value. He has enriched my life immeasurably. He is loyal, kind, sweet, and smart. Aged dogs are awesome, and I want the world to know it! #TeamRudger!
P.S. He isn't sad looking from the costume! He is quite happy and proud of himself. He just has those big sad hound eyes!