Top Ten Pet Halloween Costumes for 2017


This Halloween, cats might dress up as pirates, and dogs might dress up as Star Wars characters, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

Pirate and Star Wars character costumes were among the top Halloween costumes for pets according to a survey of 7,013 consumers. Of those celebrating Halloween this year, 16% will dress pets in costumes, as reported by the NRF survey.

This year, ten percent of pet lovers will dress their loyal companion in a pumpkin costume, while 7 percent will dress their cat or dog as a hot dog.

Here are the top ten most popular pet costumes:

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Involuntary Memory

The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it. 

Marcel Proust

Involuntary memory is a subcomponent of memory that occurs when hints encountered in everyday life elicit memories of the past without conscious effort. It is also known as involuntary explicit memory, involuntary conscious memory, involuntary aware memory, and most commonly, involuntary autobiographical memory.

Dunking a biscuit
Tea biscuit dunking is one of many examples of cues that can elicit involuntary memories, as evidenced by Marcel Proust.

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