Happy Howl-loween!

As many of my friends know, this is undoubtedly one of my favorite if not THE favorite of holidays for me. I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, and continue to do so. This year is particularly fun for me because I was able to take my dog Sofie to her very first ever Halloween party! I’ve only had Sofie since April of this year and she’d never really done anything like dressing up or being around other dogs!

Saturday evening we went to a Halloween party being given by the shop where I take her to be groomed. It’s a lovely little store actually. It’s called . There were plenty of other small dogs of all sorts. A couple of Westies, a Pom, a Maltese and 4 other Yorkies! Sofie is still pretty shy around other dogs, but I think she had fun. And she even won Scariest Costume. LOL, as you can see, there is nothing scary about her costume, but she didn’t fall into the other categories and they made it so that every dog got a prize.

At the end of the party we drove home in a horrible rain storm! I hate driving at night, and worse, on a rainy night! But we made it home in one piece and were happy to spend the rest of the evening with The Gang.

One of the most interesting things I love about this holiday is hearing about true ghost stories. I’ve never really had many incidents happen to me. I do now and then see out of the corner of my eye what looks like a cat pass by, or feel something on the bed, when no kitty is around. And once I did see Maks go into the bathroom, only to follow and find Maks was nowhere upstairs! The only time I’ve ever felt afraid to be somewhere was many years ago, I think I must have been 9 or 10, we lived in a house in Michigan that to me was one of the scariest places for me.

When we first moved in, I went into the basement, and walked to the room that was directly under my bedroom. I stood at the doorway of this room, which was unfinished, as the rest of the basement, and there was dirt in the corner. As I started to walk into the room, something compelled me to just turn around and leave. I couldn’t walk into that room, and instead did indeed turn around and hauled ass up the stairs. I remember many evenings not being able to sleep, and once even had to wake my mother up and ask her to please sleep with me because I was so afraid to be alone in that room. I never saw anything in that house, but I’ve never in my life before or since been so afraid to sleep at night anywhere as I felt in that house.

Today, I think the plan is to just hang out at home and hand out treats to any trick-or-treaters that may come by. Hopefully, there will be plenty of spooky movies to put us in the mood to enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Of course, to anyone out there with pets, PLEASE keep them inside. Especially your cats. It’s a cruel world, and on this night it is especially dangerous for cats.

Stay safe! Happy Halloween!

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