1 What I find particularly impressive is Faye's ability to get her 4-leggers to sit like this for a photo!
2 And behind the costumes, each of Faye's rescues has a story to tell. This little Punkin' says, " I was just a number on a cage-about to give up hope- when mama Faye got me!"
3 Tough biker guy Doc here shares, " I was found running on a highway with no ID. Mama Faye tried placing me in a few different homes- all nice people but I preferred to be with Faye so I came 'home' to her until she made it official!"
4 "I don't need to be so tough anymore- I've softened quite a bit since my days on the road. Now i'm a little angel!
5 "Although strangely, I can also be made to look like a skunk..."
6 "...or dressed up as a...ghost? am I a ghost now?! Is that the look we are going for Faye?"
7 Each year brings different costumes and often a different cast of characters! The lounging Princess Penny seems to be enjoying her first Halloween with the crew!
8 And she's a natural with the camera! But wait 'til the costumes become more complicated!
9 Dawber here was the first in Faye's crew. She took this grieving guy in when his owner past away and he had no where to go. He's quite magical no?
10 According to Dawber, "Once Faye rescued me, I felt like I could conquer anything...much like superman...but with a chew toy instead of kryptonite..."
11 "Oftentimes we recycle our costumes over the years and switch things around a bit. We are quite Green in that way!"
12 "Mama Faye likes to take lots of pictures each year- she just keeps giggling and rearranging us- thank goodness we get lots of treats after each shoot!"
13 Bodie says, "Faye always says that I adopted her! I was at a rescue for senior, or rather 'distinguished', pooches. When Faye arrived, I knew right away that I was just what she needed- so I filled out the paper work and the rescue group let me adopt her!"
14 "I think the Spider get-up was more fitting than the pig one but I allowed Faye to have her fun with both!"
15 "At Christmas I like to be a tree..."
16 "Here we go again... it must be October.... Mama Faye is getting out the sewing machine and costumes." Prisoner Pete is less than amused.....
17 Pete asks, "Wasn't Doc the prisoner last year?"
18 "Swell...I'm a pirate...no, I will not say aaar....."
19 So check this out folks... what am I here? A cow right?...."
20 "And here? 3 years later?...a cow again! At least I got to wear a bell this time... "
21 "A construction worker?
What, are we the Village People this year? It's fun to stay at the W...O..O...F..."
22 "A pumpkin? A pumpkin? Why I gotta be the pumpkin this year? This gives me no room for creativity Faye...I need to be able to express myself..."
23 "I know you saved my life and all Faye but a bunny? A pit bull bunny? A bull- bunny? Oh, wait... I like the sound of that last one... I'm a bull-bunny!"
24 Of course Doc had been the bunny the previous year....
25 Sweet Kyra (my deara) joined the crew as a ballerina on this year...
26 Kyra was horribly abused and had given birth to 22 pups before her 2nd birthday! She was not expected to live initially but much like Faye she never gave up! Here she is as Snow White!
27 And more recently Kyra had the honor of dressing up like her adoptive papa who is a firefighter!
28 Cricket was far from amused with the fairy feathers....
"Am I not a little more interesting than this?"
29 "A bumble bee is pretty ok as the costumes go...at least it's two-toned and I can buzz around..."
30 "I had always wanted to be the hula girl...but somehow I always thought I'd feel sexier than this....
perhaps some lipstick or sandals with a little heel"
31 Emma had loved the hula skirt the year before!
Thankful Emma was adopted by Faye just before a breeder who had her was going to have her destroyed. Apparently beautiful Emma's tail curled up at the end which made her below standards to be able to show.
32 Like Emma, Hannah (Banana) was going to be destroyed before Faye took her in. She was said to be shy and depressed so no one believed she would get adopted. She looks pretty happy and perky as a banana! Yay Faye!
33 In fact, they each look pretty happy and thankful- they all agree that indulging mama Faye around the holidays is a small price to pay for a happy forever home!
34 And after all...they are each a gift in their own way so celebrating their unique personalities seems fitting!
35 Don't you agree present Petey?
"I'm sorry, what did you say? I was busy marveling at my mama Faye...."