Nellie’s Little Halloween Adventure

October 31st, 2010

Believe it or not, there is another small fire burning in Boulder Canyon today, about two miles from us. It started on Friday, and is now about 70 percent contained.  My friend David could see the flames from his porch on Friday. Pretty intense.

Today, Sunday, helicopters are going chop-chop-chop over our heads, and some people up in Boulder Canyon still have no power or phone service due to the evacuation Friday.

To take our minds off of this, Princess Nellie decided that it was time to forget about being a Fire Dog and just enjoy Halloween.

Nellie the Dog in a Princess Costume

She got this great costume for Halloween, so she decided to go Trick or Treating!

Nellie the Dog in a Princess Costume

She went and knocked on a neighbor’s door here in Chautauqua…

Nellie the Dog Trick or Treating

And she was home!

Nellie the Dog Trick or Treating

Nellie decided that Love is the Best Treat of All.

Nellie Getting Love from Neighbor on Halloween

…even when it messes up your crown!

Nellie Getting Love from Neighbor on Halloween


Happy Howl-O-Ween from Nellie and Andi!

Princess Nellie the Dog with Pumpkin

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13 Responses to Nellie’s Little Halloween Adventure

  1. Marian Thier says:

    If only humans had as much capacity to remain adorable throughout our lives, know what we want and how to get it with as much ease.

  2. Andi says:

    So true, Marian!

  3. Nellie’s got class–and obviously pedigree!!

    • Andi says:

      Thanks Laurel,

      Nellie is actually a rescue from the streets of Mexico. She was rescued by a group called Saving Animals Across Borders, in conjunction with the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

      A volunteer drove seven hours from Texas to get Nellie ready for her flight to the US, and then Continental Airlines flew her from Mexico to Houston and then Denver for free (!), then volunteers from the Boulder shelter drove down to Denver to pick her up and bring her to Boulder. A story fit for a princess, indeed.

      She’s probably a Cocker Spaniel/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. I call her a “Purebred Mexican Spaniel.” She is certainly 100% cute!

      Thanks for reading and commenting,

      Andi and Princess Nellie (who is curled up on the sofa, recovering from her Halloween Adventure.)

  4. Gail Storey says:

    Princess Nellie has such noblesse oblige! She looks as comfortable in her costume as if those are her regular clothes! I love this post and love Nellie!

  5. Loved seeing Nellie all dolled up! She looks regal indeed! And, I call her a designer breed. So glad she showed up here in your blog. I’ve been curious!

  6. Kristi Ritter says:

    Nellie looks like she had so much fun! Happy Halloween!

    • Andi says:

      She did! She actually went trick-or-treating all over the Park – to the office, neighbors, etc. She had lots of treats and then slept the entire next day. Just like a kid after too much sugar. Pretty cute.

  7. dana says:

    how in the heck did i miss this post. what a cutie pie. that last photo is a gem.

  8. Andi says:

    Hi Dana,

    If you take a moment and subscribe, you’ll never miss a post again! It will come right to your in-box. Cheers, Andi

  9. Shelly Heller says:

    OMG. Thank you for the blast of cuteness on a snowy day. Nellie you are the sweetest!

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