Best in Show…4.0 Style
What do a piñata, four pugs, and the Big Bad Wolf have in common? Well, they all attended our annual Howl-o-Ween and Wine celebration and dog costume contest on Sunday, and if you weren’t here for the fun, you missed a wide variety of dogs in some very creative costumes.
Our three judges (Brooke, Robin, and Caitlin) and a crowd of onlookers cheered each of our contestants as they strutted their stuff on the runway (the sidewalk) with their humans. There was Frida the Pug as a spider, Sally the Pug as a turtle, and Zoe the Great Dane as a Chick-fil-A cow. Cleo dressed up as a Halloween pumpkin, Roxanne came as a bumblebee, and Sophie was a devil. Bella played the part of a horse decked out with a rider. It was hard to know what Baxter was other than just plain cute (pugs really don’t need costumes to win over a crowd).
There were some tense moments as the judges tallied up the scores, and the competition was tight. In the end, the judges awarded three prizes: Best Dressed Dog went to John Wayne dressed as a colorful (and very realistic) piñata. Best Dog and Owner Duo went to Rivers and his human Madi who came as the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. And the Judges/Crowd Favorite was Zoe as the Chick-fil-A cow (picture a pink glove as an udder tied to her belly!). All of the winners received a basket of dog-themed items and a bottle of wine.
As in past years, Hill Country SPCA, the recipient of 15% of the day’s wine sales, was on hand to share a couple of older dogs available for adoption and a couple of very young puppies who will be available soon.
At 4.0, we’re dog friendly every day (bring your furry friend by for a treat!), but our dog events, Wags & Wine in the spring and Howl-o-Ween and Wine in the fall (both benefitting the SPCA), are especially fun days at the cellars. If you’ve never attended one of these events, grab your dog or borrow one from a friend, and come join in the hilarity. Even better, go adopt a shelter dog, and bring it out for some socialization time! Big dogs, small dogs, full-breed dogs, and “perfect blends.” All are welcome at 4.0.