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PARADING POOCHES—Top, Liz and Steve Knight, who recently moved to Thousand Oaks from Simi Valley, came up with another award-winning theme for costumes for their three rescued Chihuahuas at the second annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Expo at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Oct. 31. Their "Hula-ween" wagon, complete with grass skirt, seashells, tropical flowers and tiki torches, won the prize for Best Small Dog Costume. Above, Simi Valley residents parade their costumed pets down Alamo Street during the parade. Left, "Officer" Kathy Coyle of Simi Valley chases the her jailbird dog Ashley, 9, along the parade route.
CURIOUS YOUNGSTER— Anna Caswell shows her daughter Shane, 1, how to gently hug 15-year-old dachshund Maddie, dressed as a caterpillar. Maddie’s owner is Kathi Rockman of Simi Valley.
PHOTOS BY Iris Smoot