Yesterday we hosted one of our favorite events of the year! Brain, Bob James, and I attended three different Corridor Theisen's locations for their annual Dog-O-Ween event. Dog owners brought out their furry friends for a friendly costume contest, with six entries at each store going home with Theisen's gift cards. Here are our big winners from each event:

Coralville
Dog Only Category
First Place - Osiris as Rasta Ma
Julie James
Julie James
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Second Place - Lulu as a Princess
Julie James
Julie James
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Third Place - Jake as a Target Employee
Julie James
Julie James
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Dog & Companion Category
First Place - Ghost and owner as Russell and the house from the movie "Up"
Julie James
Julie James
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Second Place - Biff and family as "The Grinch" family
Julie James
Julie James
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Third Place - Tommy and owner as Woody & Jesse from "Toy Story"
Julie James
Julie James
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Theisen's Cedar Rapids (NE Store)
Dog Only Category
First Place - Diesel as two dogs carrying dog treats
1st place DOG ONLY
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Second Place - Tucker as a surf dog
2nd place DOG ONLY
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Third Place - Zoe as a box of popcorn
3rd place DOG ONLY
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Dog & Companion Category
First Place - Macs and owner as Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus
1st place DOG OWNER
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Second Place - Stayley and owner as "Baby Shark"
2nd place DOG OWNER
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Third Place - Sir Leonard and owner as a horse and jockey
3rd place DOG OWNER
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Theisen's Cedar Rapids (SW Store)
Dog Only Competition
First Place - Daphnie as "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
Beth Cavalier
Beth Cavalier
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Second Place - Morty as the Elf on a Shelf
Beth Cavalier
Beth Cavalier
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Third Place - Cappy as Colonel Sanders
Beth Cavalier
Beth Cavalier
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Dog & Companion Category
First Place - Bernice and owner as Dr. B and Nurse Jess
Beth Cavalier
Beth Cavalier
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Second Place - Gladys and family as a cow and crew
Beth Cavalier
Beth Cavalier
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Third Place - Laney J and family as a dragon and the cast of "Game of Thrones"
Beth Cavalier
Beth Cavalier
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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Dog-O-Ween this year, as well as Theisen's for hosting, and the Johnson County and Cedar Valley Humane Societies. We can't wait to see you all again next year!