There is always something going on around here, projects are in the works at various stages as Mommy & Dadddy prepare for Halloween. We have always wanted to have a really cool entrance on our driveway for trick-or-treaters to walk through, so we sat down and thought about how we could build something. Mommy came up with the idea of taping boxes together since we always have tons of those around here to create the columns/pillars of the cemetery gateway. In this photo, the boxes are already taped together and the “top cap” was made too. She will add a bottom cap too but will finish that last since it has to be filled with weight (like either sand or bricks to hold the pillars up from strong winds). Next, she painted gray primer on the pillars. Looks pretty good, eh? Now that the columns are done and painted, she is working on the “CEMETERY” sign that will go across the top of the two columns. The cemetery sign will also have lights in it so the sign will glow at night. I will post some more phots as we progress with our cemetery entrance. What do you think of it so far? Like we have said before, making Halloween props does not take a lot of bought items, but it does take a lot of creativity.
I also had a little visitor the other day – his name is Lord. He is a three month old Husky that our wonderful contractor, Mike, brought over to show us. (Isn’t Lord adorable?) Mike had to bring Mommy more sheets of wood because all of the Wood Tombstones that she has been making, are flying out the door on eBay! We have had a great response to our handmade wood tombstones, and Mommy has had to make more to replenish the stock. If any of you have an interest in purchasing one of these tombstones, you should place your order soon, so you can have time to paint them before Halloween! You can view the tombstones here.
Mommy spent considerable time yesterday “mending” all of my toys that were in the “Pet Hospital” on top of the fridge and I was so happy to get them back! By the time Daddy got home from work, I had all of them all over the house and it was hard to walk from the piles of plush squeaky toys. I still have to learn how to put my toys away, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. LOL (Thanks Mommy for fixing my toys)
Hey! Did you know that Daddy’s pumpkin is now turning ORANGE? Yep, it is! We have been watching it slowly turn orange over the last few days and soon, it will be ready to pick. Daddy is so proud of that pumpkin, and he should be. He definitely is going to plant more next year! If it weren’t for those darn deers eating the main runner back in August, we would have had more pumpkins for sure. We are just glad that this one made it. It just amazes us that on 8/10 it was only a little tiny thing with a big huge yellow flower on top of it, and now, we think it is about 10-12 pounds! We will have to weigh it when we cut it off the vine to see how much it actually weighs.
Aren’t you all glad that today’s Friday? I am sure that Daddy is, as he was a little under the weather this week. He has been fighting a cold all week which makes it tough to go into work every day, but he did. What a trooper my Daddy is! Just think Daddy, you can rest all weekend and get better and I’ll be sitting right by your side or snuggling with you in bed while you rest.
I hope you have had a fun filled week like I did & a great weekend! Wet kisses to you, Nikita