January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, in case you weren’t already doing that and needed a good reason. And you can find great clothes for your furry friend. Companies make sweaters and booties for all different sizes of dogs. Other people just shove their regular clothes onto their pets, and hope all those legs will find a place to go. This is when owning a pet octopus makes things tricky.

*Wee ones:* If you *did* have to dress up your pet octopus, what numbers would you say to count off its 8 legs?

*Little kids:* If you have 3 guinea pigs and sew a little sweater and hat for each of them, how many items do you make for them? *Bonus: *The problem here is that guinea pigs love to chew. If they chew up the 3 hats and 1 sweater, how many items of clothing are left?

*Big kids:* If 27 dogs are romping around the dog park and 1/3 of them are dressed up for today, how many dogs are dressed up? *Bonus:* If 9 more dogs show up and now 1/2 the total dogs are wearing outfits, how many of the new dogs came to the party dressed up?

Answers:

*Wee ones:* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

*Little kids:* 6 items. *Bonus:* 2 items, since they chewed up 4.

*Big kids:* 9 dogs. *Bonus:* All of them, since you now have 36 dogs and 18 of them are dressed up. You only had 9 dressed-up dogs to start, so all 9 new ones had to be dressed up to boost it to 18.