Halloween is here again. Rob loves the holiday, I've never been fond of it. As a chocolate addict, however, I do see some reason to acknowledge it.
I thought you might like to see some of the ways we've celebrated Halloween since we've been married.
This is Mr Punk Man, who I introduced last week. Unfortunately, he didn't survive till Halloween. He was carved a little too early in the month, but we had some fun with him while he was here.
Rob enjoys carving pumpkins each year and one year when we lived in Maryland he did these.
One of our favorite pumpkin pictures was the year we adopted Bentley. He came to live with us on October 15 and was about six weeks old at Halloween. He was too little to climb the stairs, but he was fascinated by the pumpkin.
Rob liked to dress up and go trick or treating with our neighbors kids. Here he and my friend Sue's little daughter are applying their makeup at our kitchen table.
Rob put black and purple and green lumps on his face, then pulled a stocking over his head. Then he put on a hooded sweatshirt and pulled the hood up so just the lumpy colorful face showed. He scared a lot of the littler kids on the block.
While we lived in Maryland we visited the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore. This was his first headstone.
The school children of Baltimore collected money to buy him a new larger headstone. It's in the same old cemetery. If you're near there, the tour is a lot of fun, especially around Halloween.
I don't usually dress my dogs for Halloween, but this year I put a bonehead hat on Fudge for pictures. As you can see he didn't think much of the idea.
Fudge has a high opinion of himself and doesn't consider himself a bonehead. He was pretty unhappy as he posed.
Since Mr Punk Man didn't last, Rob wanted to carve another pumpkin. This is his idea of a Pumpkin Water Dog.
It appears to be a very sad PWD.
Here it is with it's big ears.
Here it is finished with ears and a tail.