Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween...

If that's your thing. I haven't really been into it since I got past trick-or-treating age. Don't get me wrong: I don't have anything against someone else getting into Halloween. For me, since I'm extremely lazy, it just seems like too much trouble. The Husband and I aren't party people, or dressing-up people; we don't have any kids to dress up and coo over; and handing out candy with three barky dogs behind a pet gate is just torture. (For the kids, as well as me. The dogs sound so much like the Hounds of Hell that they made more than one little kid cry the last time I handed out candy.)

I know lots of people dress up their pets, but my dogs are just not the kind of animals that take well to costumes. Patches can't bear for anyone to touch his paws, and acts like we're killing him if we try to put anything on him besides his collar. Abby is way too spastic--all I have to do is hold a grooming implement, like the brush or ear wash bottle, near her, and she goes into her 10-minute rendition of what the Husband and I call the "Curly Joe Shuffle." She gets down on one side on the rug, with her ear pressed into it, and spins around as fast as she can. (It's really comical.) Sebastian believes that he is above other, mere mortal dogs, and dressing up would be completely beneath him. He's the master of the disdainful look.

So, the Husband and I will be having a quiet Halloween evening, and that's just fine with me. I'm just hoping our house doesn't get egged--we had a multiple-attack egger a few months ago, and scraping that gunk off the bricks was no picnic. Hope you enjoy whatever you have planned for Halloween!


JD at I Do Things said...

I'm not so much into Halloween either, except I did enjoy writing a holiday-themed post this year and last.

For the last 3 years or so, I've turned off the lights so we don't get trick-or-treaters (we get so few, and the doorbell upsets our cats), but this year I broke down and bought some candy.

I may regret that.

JD at I Do Things

absepa said...

JD: Oh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one! We handed out candy for a few years after we moved into our house, but it was SUCH a hassle to contend with the beasts. There are loads of kids in our neighborhood, so the doorbell rang constantly. I basically had to create a tiny, dog-free zone by the front door, and just hang out there for the whole two hours. I felt kind of bad about the little kids who got scared by the barking, so I decided to give it up. I'm making up for it by surfing the net and having a nice glass of wine.

Tara said...

Hey there.
Just stumbled here from, well, goodness knows where!
Just wanted to say wise wise you for having a quiet Halloween. I had four hyped up children under 6 (and this is before any sweets passed their lips) zipping around my house like wind up toys and screaming with excitement everytime the doorbell rang and trick or treaters were stood on the doorstep.
Yikes! there is only so much my poor poor heart can take.

absepa said...

Tara: Yikes, indeed! I can't imagine how they must have been after the Halloween candy, since they were already pre-hyped.

My Halloween was quiet, but I paid for it this morning at church. I teach preschool every few weeks, and we had 10 kids + a ton of leftover candy. Oh, they were sugar-crazy, all right! The good thing is, I got to send them all home at the end. :-)