Gyno-ween 3


Today we went to see my gynecologist for another appointment before insurance approves my hysterectomy. Since it is Halloween, I wanted Hestia to be dressed appropriately. But I also wanted my doctor to see her as very professional so that he will be willing to fight for our access pre- and post-op if necessary. So she wore her Hufflepuff vest to the appointment as a compromise.

The appointment went well. I like my doctor more after meeting him a second time. He did a good job in the appointment, and it was only painful for a short time relatively speaking. He said insurance will also want an ultrasound, so I have to go back next Friday for one. Seems this keeps dragging on longer and longer!

After the appointment, we took some photos in the parking lot with Hestia in her bee costume. We wanted to get some pictures before the storm set in.

Next we headed to Earth Fare, our local hippie grocery store. Hestia is very well known here, so I had no worries about dressing her in her Halloween costume (with a service dog bandana) while shopping. We didn’t spend too long in the store, we were pretty fast. People didn’t seem to notice her costume, surprisingly! Only one person commented on her costume!

Other people made comments, but they were typical “Oh she’s so cute!” type comments that I get whenever I go out with a service dog– nothing specific to her costume. Hestia did quite well in the store. At checkout I was trying to pull up a coupon on my phone and a little boy was at the other register in the lane, and he kept leaning in closer and closer and closer… I was anxious anyway, so I decided to just stop it from happening and pick Hestia up. I felt better immediately! On our way out of the store, a woman commented that she liked my outfit 🙂

Finally, we headed to Walmart to pick up chicken for Ollie. We were in and out of that store super fast, and no one made any comments about Hestia’s costume in that store, either!

When we got home, we unloaded the groceries and let the dogs out to potty, and then the skies opened up with a huge rainstorm– poor Trick or Treaters!

I dressed up as a Sharknado, Ollie as a shark, and Hestia as a vacationer wearing a beach hat. Brad got some pics of that, too. Hope you enjoy all the pictures!

I am wearing a white dress with black Jack Skellingtons (from Nightmare Before Christmas) and bats on it, and black lace detailing. Hestia is wearing a yellow and black bee costume with black lace wings and a green bandana with “service dog Hestia” on it. Brad is wearing black pants, a maroon shirt, a silver and black vest, a silver tie, a maroon jacket, and a black fedora. His pins will be described in the photos.

Veronica poses with her dress held wide.  Hestia stands on the ground and licks her nose.
Veronica poses with her dress held wide. Hestia stands on the ground and licks her nose.
Veronica poses cutely with her hip cocked to the side, while Hestia looks straight into the camera.
Veronica poses cutely with her hip cocked to the side, while Hestia looks straight into the camera.
Veronica smiles into the sun while holding Hestia up against her chest.  Hestia looks off into the distance, squinting slightly.
Veronica smiles into the sun while holding Hestia up against her chest. Hestia looks off into the distance, squinting slightly.
Brad smiles with his mouth open, he looks very happy that it is Halloween!
Brad smiles with his mouth open, he looks very happy that it is Halloween!
In this black and white photo, Brad holds his arms up with his hands in claw shapes.  His mouth is open in a roar!
In this black and white photo, Brad holds his arms up with his hands in claw shapes. His mouth is open in a roar!
Brad smiles with his mouth open and gestures as if someone is standing to his left (though no one is there!)
Brad smiles with his mouth open and gestures as if someone is standing to his left (though no one is there!)
Brad smiles, generally looking pleased.
Brad smiles, generally looking pleased.
This is a closeup of the pin in Brad's black fedora.  It has a large triangular black gem surrounded by rhinestones.  There are black bat wings coming out of the top of the stone, and a skull on top of the stone in between the wings.
This is a closeup of the pin in Brad’s black fedora. It has a large triangular black gem surrounded by rhinestones. There are black bat wings coming out of the top of the stone, and a skull on top of the stone in between the wings.
A closeup of the pin on Brad's lapel.  It is a black oval with silver roses on the top and bottom.  Inside the oval are a carved fairy sitting on top of a skull with a rose in it's mouth.  It looks as if this carving is made of ivory.
A closeup of the pin on Brad’s lapel. It is a black oval with silver roses on the top and bottom. Inside the oval are a carved fairy sitting on top of a skull with a rose in it’s mouth. It looks as if this carving is made of ivory.
In this candid shot, Veronica looks at grapes in the store, while Hestia stands in front of her looking up at Veronica's face.
In this candid shot, Veronica looks at grapes in the store, while Hestia stands in front of her looking up at Veronica’s face.
Another candid shot of Veronica adjusting her shoulder strap.  Hestia sits next to her and yawns.
Another candid shot of Veronica adjusting her shoulder strap. Hestia sits next to her and yawns.
Veronica and Hestia pose for this picture in the produce section, and both look into the camera.
Veronica and Hestia pose for this picture in the produce section, and both look into the camera.
This shot shows just Hestia in her bee costume.  You can clearly read her bandana which says "Service Dog Hestia".
This shot shows just Hestia in her bee costume. You can clearly read her bandana which says “Service Dog Hestia”.
Brad loves doing this kind of shot!  It is a closeup of Hestia's face.  It is mostly in black and white with just her eyes in color.
Brad loves doing this kind of shot! It is a closeup of Hestia’s face. It is mostly in black and white with just her eyes in color.
Hestia googles with her googley eyes in this shot of her in the grocery store.
Hestia googles with her googley eyes in this shot of her in the grocery store.
At home, Hestia wears a pink beach hat and looks directly into the camera.
At home, Hestia wears a pink beach hat and looks directly into the camera.
Hestia's hat sits at an angle, and this shot shows her paw reaching out towards the camera.
Hestia’s hat sits at an angle, and this shot shows her paw reaching out towards the camera.
In this and future shots, her ears and ear hair are sticking sideways out of the ear holes in the hat!  She looks a little put out in this picture!
In this and future shots, her ears and ear hair are sticking sideways out of the ear holes in the hat! She looks a little put out in this picture!
Hestia sticks her tongue out!
Hestia sticks her tongue out!
Brad titled this shot "The Reluctant Vacationer".  It is a black and white picture of Hestia looking, well, reluctant!  He has replaced the couch in the background with some sky.
Brad titled this shot “The Reluctant Vacationer”. It is a black and white picture of Hestia looking, well, reluctant! He has replaced the couch in the background with some sky.
In this picture of Hestia, Brad has used a filter that looks like old vacation pictures.
In this picture of Hestia, Brad has used a filter that looks like old vacation pictures.
Veronica wears a hat that looks like a shark is eating her head.  Her body is obscured by a large grey tornado-shaped costume with lots of sharks and blood in it-- a Sharknado!  Ollie roars while next to her in a costume that looks like his head is coming out of a shark's mouth!
Veronica wears a hat that looks like a shark is eating her head. Her body is obscured by a large grey tornado-shaped costume with lots of sharks and blood in it– a Sharknado! Ollie roars while next to her in a costume that looks like his head is coming out of a shark’s mouth!
The Sharknado, the shark, and the reluctant vacationer all together in one shot!
The Sharknado, the shark, and the reluctant vacationer all together in one shot!
Ollie looks to the side, so you can more clearly see his face protruding from the shark's mouth.
Ollie looks to the side, so you can more clearly see his face protruding from the shark’s mouth.
In this side shot, you can see Ollie's dorsal fin!
In this side shot, you can see Ollie’s dorsal fin!

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