The opening scene featured Millie in her pumpkin costume. Although she didn't appear thrilled with the green headpiece, she embraced this wardrobe change. She looked adorable and seemed to recognize that the costume only added to her appeal. Buckley, reprising her role as Pocahontas from last Halloween, entered with Sasha close on her heels. He was handsome as ever in his dinosaur costume. A mystery guest, four month old Boston Terrier Lola, crashed the party shortly afterward in a lobster outfit. As is true with all daytime soap story lines, this stranger's arrival stirred things up.
Ms. Millie did not fair well with the new pup on her home turf. After being robbed of her Boylston Street "cutie" crown, Millie reacted as any true puppy princess would. Her inner diva came out and she implemented a carefully crafted strategy, which consisted of yipping, barking and screeching to get rid of her unwanted house guest. Translation: pumpkin Millie made a scene and Lola the lobster fled the scene. Poor Lola was so drained from the catty dog fighting that she promptly fell asleep in the taxi's back seat on her ride home! It was a lesson learned the hard way about late night partying.
After Lola's departure, Millie and Sasha rekindled their romance; the former flames put their mutual affection on display for all to see. After years of "will they or won't they" dating, this reunion was the highlight of the evening!
Buckley was MIA during all the action. She hid from the party limelight and seemed uncomfortable in her Pocahontas costume (although she looked ever-so-much the regal beagle in her outfit!). In the end, her costume was removed and she resorted to her original fur coat.
This was certainly a night to remember. Fighting, romance, costumes and glamour provided the perfect combination for a smash success holiday party!