Smooch has never gone out on Halloween before, so when she asked me if we could
throw together a costume for her this year and go beg for treats, how could I say no?
Smooch: So tell me again how this works?
Me: When we get up to the door, bark a few times, then say "trick or treat."
Me: Then give the person your most imploring look.
Me: If you're lucky, they won't try to trick you or make fun of your lame costume...
...and they'll just hand over the goods.
Smooch: I love Halloween!
Me: Then we go around the block and change costumes
so they won't recognize you when you knock on their door again.