October 28, 2014

I Love Halloween; The Dog Hates It

I love Halloween. I love seeing everyone's creative costumes; I love the spooky decorations; I love the candy. :)

Rita, however, hates everything about it.

She hates when Momma tries to put stuff on her (although she will tolerate it for a few seconds for a treat): 

She hates the VERY SCARY decorations, like this scaredog in our neighborhood:
The Terrifying Scaredog!
She hates it when Momma eats candy and won't share. (hashtag bad momma.) And she especially hates it when folks come to the door and ring the bell! 

So, even though I love it... the dog wins. We'll be hiding in the dark at our house this Halloween. (Luckily we live on a dark, steep, dead-end street anyway, so trick-or-treaters are few and I don't think we'll be bumming out too many kids.)

How about you? Are you celebrating or hiding like us?

Even though we will miss the traditional Halloween celebrating, we'll be hiding with a fine selection of pumpkin beers, so don't worry about us! :)

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50 comments:

  1. We don't mind Halloween at all. Mom does the candy thing at the door for about two hours and then it is lights off. We usually have around 100 of those little pests coming by and we don't want any trouble, so we do the candy thing. Mom is not happy about Halloween falling on a Friday as it invites the teenagers to get into trouble, but hopefully it will be a calm night.

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    1. Yeah - it could be interesting with Halloween on a Friday. There aren't too many kids on our street, so we'll see what happens. I expect it will be pretty quiet in our little corner of the 'hood.

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  2. BOL!, we agree! Love the pumpkin beers!

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    1. Especially can't wait to try the Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale. When we went to Oregon in September, we went to Rogue and saw them roasting the pumpkins! Been on the lookout for the beer ever since!

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  3. LOL Jeffie and Rita have SO much in common! We won't be hiding, but we live in such a rural area that we won't have any strangers at the door begging for candy :-).

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    1. That's good that Jeffie won't be bothered by the little beggars. :)

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  4. Pumpkin beer?? Sounds interesting. We always hide, not a fan of halloween.

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    1. We sampled the pumpkin stout last night. It was very tasty, although I couldn't really taste the pumpkin.

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  5. I"ve never been a big Halloween fan and we don't get any trick or treaters...so it's kind of like any other day here.

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    1. I'm sure the pups appreciate that! Dogs love their routine!

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  6. I love pumpkin anything. But I don't celebrate Halloween much these days. The dogs and cats aren't big fans.

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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    1. I love pumpkin anything too! We got pumpkin smoothies at Jamba Juice last week - oh man! So good!!!

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  7. Our new Halloween tradition (established the year I turned out the lights after 200 T-or-T'ers showed up) is to turn out the lights and hide. The next day, we bring bags on our walk so we can clean up after the litter-bug goblins who drop candy trash all over the neighborhood. Nice!

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    1. That's one good thing about not having many T or T'ers in our 'hood - not much trash on the streets. Terrible how the little goblins litter!

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  8. We will hide away as well, in an apartment so none around anyways. The cats growl and run away when they hear a knock though. Anti social lol

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    1. That's funny! I didn't know cats would also growl with someone comes to the door! Rita goes ape.

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    1. I might have guessed that about you guys, Stella Rose.

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  10. Beamer hates being dressed up, but he's a good sport about it. I'm working on Halloween, so I guess I'm sort of hiding too?

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    1. Wonder if folks will come in dressed in costume?

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  11. Mia does not like being dressed up. Leo will let me do whatever to him, but costumes don't stay on very long.

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    1. Yeah, they only last long enough on Rita to snap a picture!

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  12. I do enjoy Halloween. The dogs don't care one way or the other, although they do like walking around the neighborhood the next morning and snagging all the dropped candy. My neighborhood used to be HUGE into the trick or treat thing, but most of the kids have aged out of it now. John used to do a horror garage for the brave kids to venture into. This year we are going to a nearby town for their parade so we can avoid any straggling trick or treaters.

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    1. Oooo, a horror garage. Wow, that's ambitious! A parade sounds fun! (But Rita would hate that...)

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  13. Next to July 4 this is the day we dread the most, but we just sit in back of the house with the lights off and the doorbell disconnected. Pumpkin beer sounds great although we have never heard of it. So we will probably go with a nice seasonal Merlot.

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    1. A pumpkin Merlot would probably not be any good. But pumpkin beers can be very tasty!

      Rita hates Halloween way more than July 4th. We live within hearing distance of SeaWorld's fireworks, so she's used to that sort of noise, since they do fireworks every night in the summer.

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  14. Luckily if you don't leave a lit pumpkin by the door here it means don't bother us and people are good about it as of course we don't otherwise it would be an all night bark fest. Don't blame you going into hiding. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Oh, that's interesting that the lit pumpkin is the sign. Here's it's kinda just porch light on or off.

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  15. Poor Rita. Maybe you need to make some pet-friendly dog treats for the celebration.

    I like Halloween myself. But it's overwhelming. We get 600+ trick-or-treaters--too many to be able to leave our porch from 6-9 p.m.

    Usually I invite friends over for a chili supper in exchange for them bringing a big bag of treats. But since several of my friends are traveling, we've decided to go to the movies instead. Honey won't mind the noise a bit as long as I take for for a nice long walk before dark.

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    1. Holy cow! 600?! I thought my sister's 'hood is crazy where they get 300+. That's good that honey won't mind the noise. Rita is way too "on guard" for that!

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  16. We only get family trick or treaters and the pugs love company! don't really like dressing up though, Hazel tolerates it but Bailey doesn't like it much
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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    1. It's nice if they like to dress up. Love to see a pup in a costume! (As long as they're enjoying it...)

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  17. Pumpkin beer sounds yummy, never had it - must look for it!
    Harley will be at a Howl-o-ween pawty this year, and so I'm going out to dinner!

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    1. Yeah - it's yummy! Wait... he's going pawtying without you? Wow, he's so grown up.

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  18. We don't get trick or treaters where we live. Hailey use to hate it when we were in the city. They hate the costumes. I live the candy and Man lives spooky decorations. It is his fav holiday.

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    1. Rita hates the costumes too - especially if masks are involved. Masks are no bueno.

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  19. Hold on there. It will be over soon!

    -Livvie
    from MatildasJourney.com

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    1. Yes - just a few more days! And then she won't have to be barking at the scaredogs on our walks. (The crows certainly don't seem to mind them.... Rita hates the crows too...)

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  20. Poor Rita! Hope you have a fantastic Halloween anyways even just cuddling up inside :)

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  21. Hiding out with pumpkin beers sounds perfect to me. Well, I really prefer wine....do they make pumpkin wine?
    We get so few trick or treaters here it's just easier to not bother at all. But I still get candy...just in case someone sneaks through in the dark. :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Not sure about the pumpkin wine.... I used to get some candy in our old 'hood where we'd get maybe the 5 or 6 kids who lived in our deadend, but then I'd end up eating all the leftovers!

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  22. Gambler loves to dress up, glory and nellie hate it. Enjoy the beers.

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  23. Rita, I agree with your minimal tolerance of costumes. I don't go outside, so I never see the spooky things in the neighborhood. That has to be strange and scary.

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  24. Weasley barked like mad at a vampire decoration yesterday/ I don't think he minds me dressing him up, nor do the other dogs, because we are VERY generous with the treats
    retro rover

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  25. No Trick or Treat for us either. We are heading north for a pheasant hunt on Saturday. I don't think the kids will be around much. We are supposed to get rain mixed with snow. The kids these days are so wimpy....we would never let a little snain mess up National Candy Day!

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  26. I love the caption on that first photo - BOL!! We will be answering the door, but then hiding as soon as the clock hits 8pm. My hubby would love that collection of beer! Enjoy hiding on Halloween!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
    www.dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com

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  27. We love Halloween too. Every year Hubby turns the front yard into a grave yard complete with stage lighting, hidden speakers and a fog machine. But not this year. Our street is two blocks long and ends in a cul-de-sac. We're at the very end. 10 years ago it was full of kids (the fact that we put up a basketball hoop didn't hurt). But all the kids have either grown up or moved away. Our neighbors at the top of the street don't participate in Halloween, so kids don't come down here anymore. last year we had 12 trick-or-treaters. It was depressing. This year our house will be dark and we'll be celebrating at the American Legion.

    P.S. Don't like beer. But Woodchuck has a special Fall hard cider that is delicious. It sells out quickly. I stalk Total Wine every year and buy a case (or more) at a time.

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