Thursday, November 1, 2007
Halloween was a little more interesting this year. Bubba was more agitated then usual and Moosie was tall enough to reach the sweets.
I guess Bubba has watched a few too many Scooby Doo episodes. I love Scooby Doo and saw no harm in sharing my love of TV's finest dog and ingenious animation (How smart for them to always wear the same clothes and always visit similar places? Patch a few clips of film together with a few new scenes and you have a whole new episode!).
Alas, there is a downside. Bubba did not like the masked costumes. He couldn't stand that he didn't know who was behind the mask. And if he didn't recognize the person coming to our house, well then, they must be wearing a mask. Let me clarify. There were more than a few kids who had no masks or the slightest bit of face paint. At one point Bubba surprised us all as he deftly reached up and yanked on a 12-year-old's moppy hair.
"Ow! That's my face dude!"
Apparently he caught some flesh. Bubba was not deterred.
"But who are you?"
He did not recognize this person. Surely he must be wearing a mask. I had to give Bubba an inconspicuous hug and high-tail it outta there. All the while I was laughing inside thinking of the Scooby Doo episodes where the villain is unmasked. And SURPRISE his or her human face is unmasked again to reveal an even more unlikely suspect (even though I knew who it was the whole time of course!).
Moose, on the other hand, decapitated more than his fair share of cupcakes. After calling it a night outside, in a one-hour time frame I found over 5 cupcake stubs littered throughout the house. The delicious sugary icing heads were eaten clean off, leaving only the small but rejected cake stubs behind and a few orange fingerprints. It was clear. Moosie had been there.
We never saw him actually eat the cupcakes. But he is a sneaky little ghoul. According to the wrappers we found stashed around he ate a few packages of skittles, a handful of lollipops (we'll probably find those half-eaten somewhere else later), candy bars, peanut butter cups, and something that wasn't identifiable as edible. But all is OK.
We shipped them off to school. Score one for the public school system!