Cakey had on a $10 bumblebee costume from TJ Maxx.
I was still feeling pretty cocky about the whole thing until I realized my $5 admission charge meant that my name would be announced and I would be walking La Cake around the ring BY MYSELF while various NYC luminaries wearing witches’ hats would vote to choose a winner.
I was TERRIFIED. But then I looked at Cake, who was hunkered down on the ground chewing a treat like she hadn’t a care in the world. I figured if she could do it, then I could, too. So I pretended I was Christopher Guest from “Best in Show” and when our names were announced, I held the leash taut and Pancake and I trotted proudly in front of the judges’ dais. We looked like winners.
Sadly, the judges did not agree and we lost out to a dog with a homemade costume. She was a pin cushion. I admit it, she looked pretty good. Pancake and I celebrated our participation, however, by sharing a turkey burger with provolone cheese. A winner’s meal if ever there was one.