The winners of the 27east.com Spooky Pet Costume Contest, which was held late last month, were sisters Bonnie and Beth Abelew of Plainview and Montauk, for their photo of their two golden retrievers, Phoenix and Gryphon.
The winning entry was selected by Pat Hurley, the owner of Little Lucy’s pet boutique on Jobs Lane in Southampton, and depicted Phoenix and Gryphon dressed in an intricate costume of a witch doctor and shrunken head. The Abelews will receive a $50 gift certificate for Little Lucy’s for their winning entry.
According to the Abelews, Phoenix are Gryphon are half-brothers, with the same father. Phoenix is 8 years old and Gryphon will be 2 in December.
“They love traveling, meeting people, going to outdoor music, eating out, and playing ball and Frisbee. They also really love celebrating the holidays,” they said in an email. “This Halloween, we decided to dress them as a witch doctor and a shrunken head. This was an idea we had been thinking about since last year. They took a lot of work to put together, but it was a lot of fun.”
To view all the entries in the contest, visit www.27east.com/photo-gallery/pet-contest.cfm.