This is a crazy photo from before I was born. I believe my dad borrowed a little something from the costume shop at the Grinnell College theatre. I'm guessing my brother didn't know it was dad inside the suit. Mac, the boxer was trying to figure it out, too. It's hard to take your eyes off the big beast and boy, but if you do... you'll see the old pump organ behind the bear and the round table, nearby. Both sit in my house now. So many memories of family, gathered around both.
Furry Costumes of the Past: I volunteered to wear an Easter Bunny costume for a preschool celebration, but was so afraid my own child would detect my voice... Heidi at 2, shoved her way through crowds to cling to any furry costume at Disney World... I loved the English Sheepdog costume in a Peter Pan production at FSU. Our family didn't get the costume, but "Nana's" doghouse on stage, ended up being our boxer's doghouse...