Hey Carl! Come over here! Let’s do an 8th Birthday photo shoot! We don’t know the exact day, but you were born around Halloween.
Okay, we can wait a couple minutes. I’ll get the camera set up.
Very cute, but I had something fancier in mind. I do appreciate that you picked out a nice orange t-shirt to match the pumpkins.
Ha ha, nice. But everyone has already seen that costume. Don’t you have something else?
Ah, yes. The hat I brought you from Venice. You make a very cute gondolier!
And here’s the sombrero I brought you from Zihuatanejo, Mexico! That is a great color on you, Carl.
Where did you find that lei from Hawaii? I don’t think that belongs to you. You’re right, though. It’s way too small for Dobby.
Now we’re talking! Sheriff Carl Sagan and his horse. Wait a minute, is that Capycoppy?
Taking your dog for a walk down to the mailbox? Looks like you dodged the rain.
The best costume of all is actually being a cute guinea pig, isn’t it Carl? Those friends of yours certainly have better manners than Stevie Ray and Fred!
That’s right, Carl. You are INNOCENT! Happy Birthday!
[Carl absolutely LOVED the attention, but not all guinea pigs tolerate costumes. I also had an experienced volunteer on hand for the wrangling. Use good judgment if you decide to dress up your pet. Make sure it is fun for everyone involved.]