The best (or worst) thing about Halloween is obviously cute dogs in ridiculous costumes. This year alone, Americans will spend upwards of $310 million on costumes for their pets.
“With the economy the way it is, people might be apprehensive about spending a lot of money on their own costume but are always able to justify spending money on their pet,” said Andrew Gauthier, an organizer of the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City.
The parade, which has grown steadily since its start in 1990, has exploded in recent years, with 500 costumed canine competitors and thousands of human spectators.
This year’s winner was a Welsh corgi dressed up as a city bus, with his young owner wearing a bus-stop costume.
Congratulations to Lexi Thompson on becoming the youngest player to win an LPGA tournament, the Navistar LPA Classic, at age 16! It’s not only her immeasurable skill and natural talent that is impressive, but her mental toughness and maturity.
This is a great time for the LPGA to capitalize on the attention. Lexi has yet to earn her Tour card, but commissioner Mike Whan could waive the age and Q-school requirements. The LPGA has long struggled with marketing itself to a nation that generally doesn’t follow women’s sports on television. Another bright young star such as Lexi will be a great addition to the Tour. I hope that day comes sooner rather than later.