By Jody Worsham,and yes I co-authored "Kin We're Not Related To"
Last year, Pork Chop, son of Tia Mia, won First Place in the Lite Weight Division AND over all GRAND CHAMPION as "Taco Bill" wearing my original homemade Taco costume. This year it was up to his mother to carry on the winning tradition.
Now to win, you have to be clever, stand out in the crowd, and be unique. I had an idea but first I had to create a helmet for a dog. Shih Tzu’s have a small head. I thought about those green Styrofoam balls you stab artificial flowers into, but those were costly and they had to be hollowed out. I searched the house for something round. Cereal bowels were too heavy, no time to create a paper mâché helmet, tin foil would bend, and cardboard required many small cuts between the cardboard ribs and then it would only bend one way. Like Thomas Edison, I discovered many ways not to make a Shih Tzu helmet.