Bruce Rauner and his dogs would have made Dr. Seuss proud with their Halloween costumes over the weekend.
The governor dressed as Cat in the Hat, whiskers and all, and his Labradors wore adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes. Illinois' first lady Diana Rauner dressed up, too, as a black cat.
Per Springfield tradition, the Rauners hosted trick-or-treaters at the governor's mansion Saturday afternoon and posed for several photos with costumed constituents.
It remains unclear if the Cat in the Hat costume carried any significance to Rauner, but some on social media have pointed out the irony of Rauner dressing up as a character who destroys a house and then cleans it up in the nick of time.
Today's Trick or Treat at the Mansion was a huge success! Thanks for coming and braving the rain. Happy Halloween! pic.twitter.com/jLgK4aHiSl
— Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) October 31, 2015