During the fall of 2012 I was browsing the Halloween aisles at Petco when I saw the cutest cat costume ever, featuring a cowboy mouse on a saddle.
I bought it immediately, didn't even wait for a sale as I'm usually known to do. Part of my haste had to do with the fact that just a month before we had received the devastating news of Tara's congestive heart failure and probable cancer. I brought the costume home and that same week took Tara's picture wearing it. It was only mid-September, but truthfully, I didn't think she would still be with me come Halloween. She was a little too big around the middle for me to be able to fasten it properly, but I think she looked absolutely adorable in it.
As many of you know, my brave angel Tara hung in there until July of this year. Now Truffles is in my life and I wanted her to have a chance to wear this precious costume too. As with Tara, I couldn't fasten it around her tummy. Not because she's too big (far from it), she's just totally against sitting still in costume, forcing me to work as fast as possible! Still, I think she looks cute as a button in it.
My two special little cowgirls, then and now.