Halloween really snuck up on me this year. I have no clue what I'll be, but more importantly, I had no idea what to do for Ollie's costume until just the other day. Since he's part dachshund, the default would be to dress him up as a hot dog, but I feel like that's overdone. Then, the idea came to me the other night while I was watching Ollie play with his toys. Recently, he has taken to combining his toys to create a "new" toy. For example, he has a rubbery Z-shaped toy that he'll cover with a disemboweled plush moose toy, and then he'll chew on and play with the "new" toy as if it were one. Pretty genius if you ask me, although I may be a little biased : ) So, to highlight my dog's brilliance (hah!), Ollie will likely be an "inventor dog" this year! Let's hope I can quickly pull together a nerdy dog outfit...anyone have a spare dog lab coat?