My First Halloween

I was five months old and we still lived in England, when I enjoyed my first Halloween. My bipeds started talking about it a couple of weeks beforehand. They said that it had become quite popular with the children in our village and we should be prepared, so that we could make it a positive part of my socialisation.

My bipeds talked to a few of the village children about it, when we were out on our walks. I heard them say that I was in charge of the treats this year, so I was really looking forward to it! They also said that there mustn’t be any tricks at all. That puzzled me because I often did tricks for treats, but I wasn’t worried as they’d said the treats would be special this year.

The day arrived and my bipeds put some of my favourite treats together in a bowl. They also put sweets and small cakes in another bowl. They had my attention! In the early evening the doorbell rang and I went to the door. I enjoyed answering the door with my bipeds. One of my bipeds clipped my lead to my collar – I was already sitting nicely. The other biped opened the door a little and spoke quietly to whoever was there.

Then they opened the door wider, so that I could see. I was a little surprised, I don’t mind admitting, it isn’t every day that Count Dracula and Frankenstein pay a call accompanied by a witch with a very large black cat walking on two legs!

Count Dracula said, “Hello Clowie!” and held out a piece of my favourite liver cake!

He hadn’t really fooled me for a moment – I knew he was one of the children from across the road. Frankenstein then spoke to me and offered me a treat, followed by the witch and then the cat. They all made a big fuss of me and I wagged my tail. My bipeds thanked them for visiting us early and gave them some sweets and cakes. They left to go and make more visits and we closed the door.

It wasn’t long before the doorbell rang again. We did the same as before. This time there were two ghosts and a monster at the door! They had treats for me and made a fuss of me. We gave them sweets and cake. This was great fun, I could see I was going to enjoy Halloween!

Our next visitors were a ghost, a zombie and a skeleton. I almost felt guilty taking the treat from a skeleton – he obviously needed it more than I did. But then I remembered that my bipeds would be giving him some sweets and I didn’t want to offend him!

The zombie said, “Watch me walk!”

He walked around in a strange manner and he looked a bit dazed. Then he asked, “Am I scary?”

My bipeds told him he looked very scary, but he didn’t look frightening at all – the male biped sometimes looks a bit like that when he gets home from work!

We had visits from quite a few more witches and monsters for the next hour or so. They all made a fuss of me and gave me treats, I found it very exciting.

They don’t celebrate Halloween at all where I live now, so I’m wondering if I could start a trend by dressing up and going round visiting. I can’t decide what to dress up as though – I don’t want to look so scary that I frighten people. What do you think I should wear?

Guy Fawkes Night is coming up and the fireworks have already begun, so I’d like to ask all bipeds to keep their animal friends safe. Wood Green have some excellent advice for keeping animals safe and relaxed – Keep Your Pets Safe and Sound.

See you next Wednesday!

113 Comments

  1. We don’t really have a big thing with Halloween here either. I don’t think we’ll have any callers tonight but just in case we have some treats in.
    We don’t do firework night either but sometimes there are parties around and they ask the council to have fireworks, usually though it’s just New Year’s Eve.
    I haven’t experienced my first night of fireworks without Zac or my first thunderstorm yet. I know I’m supposed to show the baby how to behave but…. not sure how I’ll go.
    I think you should just have some hair extensions and be a Polar Bear – cute and scary at the same time 🙂

    • Raffles sounds fairly confident, so he may not be worried – then he’ll keep you busy playing with him.
      Good idea – a Polar Bear costume would be quite easy for me!

  2. Stan is dreading halloween with all those stangers knocking on the door but he surprisingly likes fireworks and sits by the window to watch them in the sky!

  3. That is very disappointing for you Clowie, you will have to start the trend. The celebration is creeping in to France.

  4. What a brave 5 month old you were Clowie and how great that your parents handled the whole socialising with monsters and skeletons so well! I’m very impressed. Laughed a lot at your Dad looking like a zombie when he gets home. 😀

  5. I think you should definitely start a trend…go trick or treating dressed as a chicken …. skeleton 😉 That is probably all that’s left of them anyway by the time you’ve finished munching on them! lol 😀 I think you’d get very well fed with treats with all those bones sticking out!

  6. Clowie, i have sorted it for you my pal, so that you don’t feel left out I think you shoudl make the bipeds stand outside and ring the door bell, you can great them and they can give you treats, then they can do a quick costume change, ring the door bell and give you more treats!! Think of the fun you will have and if they decide to get changed upstairs rather than in the front garden think of the excercise you will be giving them!!

    What do ya think pal?

  7. Wow Clowie, that was some Halloween you had, all those treats 🙂 We don’t really celebrate much here in the UK, when my Brudder was small, Humom would dress him up, now a teenager, he wouldn’t be seen dead in a costume BOL. I fink you should start up Halloween where you live 🙂
    Have a happy day, and wez hopez you get some treats xx00xxx
    Mollie and Alfie

  8. People dressing up in scary costumes and fireworks and stuff make me rather nervous, so I growl and hide (I have an excellent growl for a cat!). It looks like your bipeds did the right thing so you’d not be frightened 🙂 Thankfully here, halloween is not much celebrated, though more than it used to be!! Bracing for the fireworks now!!! >^..^<

  9. Wow Clowie you were a brave pup. Have a happy Halloween.and a wonderful trick or treat. We hope you get lots of good treats pal.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Oh Clowie – being a beautiful white color you could EASILY be a “ghost-dog” !! However I think you could just be YOU with no costume and anyone would be thrilled to receive a treat from you – you can be a trendsetter in your village…..My bipeds are excited about tonight and all the little costumed “treaters” that will visit – I’m sure you kinda miss that don’t you?! Happy Halloween! Hope the fireworks don’t scare you – I’m GLAD we don’t do that part here………EEEK!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

    • That would be an easy costume for me! I always enjoy meeting people, treats are a bonus! Fireworks don’t worry me and my cats don’t mind too much either.
      I hope you have a good time, Sammy!

  11. We don’t celebrate Halloween here and if I did dress up and walk around the neighbourhood with pinky fairy wings, I’m afraid I might still frighten everyone even though I look like an angel. Nope. There won’t be any treats or tricks and nobody will knock at our door tonight. It’s boring and I envy my blogger friends who get lots of treats on this day.

  12. We celebrate Halloween and a lot of kids are coming tonight. Think they are coming repeatedly, because we haven’t so much people in our village, but anyway. Have a wonderful Halloween, Clowie!!!

  13. This is my first halloween! But last year mummy bought sweets and no one came so she had to eat them herself BOL.
    Mummy has been reading up about firework safety too xx

    • How awful for your mummy having to eat lots of sweets!!
      I’m sure they’ll make sure they keep you safe and relaxed, Misaki. Demand extra treats today, whether you get any visitors or not!

  14. What a wonderful way to be introduced to Halloween. They do not really celebrate Halloween here in Nyon, Switzerland, either, so my mum is bringing people over for a Halloween dinner, with dogs and all. Wagging Wordless Wednesday Halloween!
    Maggie

  15. When our Mum and Dad (Jane and Chris) lived in UK they didn’t have Halloween. Now we live too far away from anything ..no one comes here. …but we still get treats every single day…how cool is that? Ummm ,a costume for you? Why hide perfection!
    The Maple Syrup Mob
    xxxxxxx

  16. Clowie I think you are very lucky to have bipeds that love you so much and worry about your socialization. Some how I just knew you would be a good girl at the door when the Trick or Treaters came. “the male biped sometimes looks a bit like that when he gets home from work!”~ laughing here! And Clowie thank you for voting for Old Man Squirrel.. 🙂

  17. We live on a busy street and don’t get trick or treaters at our door, but if we did I think the dogs would be ok with it.
    Happy Halloween!

  18. How great that those trick or treaters gave you treats! I don’t know about you dressing up and going around where you live now. You might really scare everyone! LOL!

  19. Me and the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon and the brat Kozmo all gets to go and hang out in the bedroom with the TV on when the small (and some big) peoples come halloweening! Last year all the high school kids cam gathering canned food for the food bank so there was lots and lots, even though we lives in a little tiny village. This year it is raining and Mommy and Daddy has not put the haunted house stuff out so me thinks it will be rather quiet (Than heavens)
    Kisses
    Nellie

  20. I like Halloween but I always see the pawents giving the treats. I like your idea of them giving me treats. I think I will go make a sign that says “deposit treat here” then I will open my mouth. ooh I hope it works. Have a safe Halloween!
    Wags
    Carma poodale

  21. Here in our small town in N Texas they did a “trunk or treat” in the town square put on by the local churches. I don’t really understand the concept because many who go to that will still be coming around to our house and others….kind of double dipping it seems like and many of those same families coming around won’t have anyone home handing out candy. Very bizarre. The celebration of Halloween has really taken a turn that is so drastically different than when I was a child. I miss the innocence of those days. Happy Halloween to you Clowie and I do hope you will dress up! 🙂

  22. Woof! Woof! We don’t expect that much this year … just extra treats for me. Be safe and Happy Halloween. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  23. Sounds like you had a good time celebrating Halloween. I don’t think my dog Pierson would like it much, though. I’ve heard about Guy Fawkes Night. Sounds like fun for bipeds but not for dogs.

    • I had a great time. Guy Fawkes Night can be very noisy! It used to be only on the 5th November and the nearest weekend, but now fireworks seem to be let off over a couple of weeks making it difficult for people with pets. Happy Halloween!

  24. You probably got just as many treats as the goblins at the door, very clever Clowie. Our daddy is sometimes a Zombie when he comes home too, ha. Blossum & Petals soon have him all relaxed and happy though. Maybe you should dress like a cat, little kitty ears and whiskers….that would really be tricky, I’d give you treats

    • I did get lots of treats, but I needed them – they’d given me a small evening meal! My wagging tail soon makes him smile, when he looks like a zombie. I’m glad Blossum and Petals know how to help zombies! Happy Halloween!

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