October 31, 2012

At the Black Dog Café...

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... take off that dog costume right now!

UPDATE: A bunch of kids came to the door just now, and I was all "Is he a lamb? Are you a ram?" and I was informed that they were all "Star Wars" characters.

46 comments:

Methadras said...

Now that's a handsome dude.

Big Mike said...

Warning to people who put silly costumes on their pets.

Lock your bedroom door at night.

pm317 said...

I am not a dog person. In fact, I have a phobia of big dogs. But that is one beautiful dog and not at all scary.

pm317 said...

Watch out.. somebody is having sex..er.. scandal.

Methadras said...

I know a few people who are afraid of dogs for no other reason than they are just dogs. They don't like them. It's too bad too. They are just wonderful creations.

Erika said...

I am on my patio handing out candy, and I just got a chorus of compliments on my Romney yard sign from a whole family--
I heard the kid from across the street go, "Hey Mom, look, Romney Ryan!". They came over and made general political chitchat, six days to go, etc. And guess what, they were black. Guess they're 5 percenters!

ad hoc said...

I hope that great guy receives lots of yummy Halloween treats.

pm317 said...

Methadras said...
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Yeah, I have slowly overcome it but it is there -- I am not comfortable especially around aggressive dogs.

The Farmer said...

"A bunch of kids came to the door just now, and I was all "Are he a lamb? "

I know it's a typo but that's kind of scary. What if everybody else just started speaking like that? You'd lose your marbles, that's what.

edutcher said...

Star Wars?

Should have taken a picture.

virgil xenophon said...

Great Pic! As Daffy would say: "A boone companion!"

Mel said...

Most days, my dog looks like that. Tonight he had on a skeleton costume, which racked him up dog treats from the neighbors and petting from lots of kids, which he LOVED. I think I am safe not locking the bedroom door.

Freeman Hunt said...

My mother posted this on Facebook:

We bought candy this year that wouldn't tempt us. Now we are suffering the humiliation of having a kid, after getting his "treat" from us, yell to his friends, "I got a . . . Charleston Chew?!"

Ha ha ha!

(I got permission to share.)

wyo sis said...

I was bitten as a child by a Cocker Spanial and when I was older by a Blue Heeler, so I have not been a great fan of dogs. My dad died and left a beautiful Golden Retriever that mourned him the rest of his life. That was touching and I've learned to love bigger dogs. I almost thought about getting a Boxer after yesterday's comments.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Is he a lamb? Are you a ram?" and I was informed that they were all "Star Wars" characters.

And now, you are officially.....old.

:-)

Irene said...

Who dresses a three-year-old boy as "The Scream?"

MadisonMan said...

So I'm looking at a review on yelp, and it reads a lot like titus' prose, so I click on the reviewer, and sure enough, it was. I laughed. (Although I agreed with your review for this particular restaurant).

Titus -- really -- you yelp too often.

rehajm said...

Are you a ram?

You were looking at a tauntun, or maybe a bantha.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Who dresses a three-year-old boy as "The Scream?"

You can dress a 3 yr old anyway you want. They have no clue.....bwahahahaha.

Sometimes I miss having trick or treat kids. Then I slap myself and get sober. Seriously? Hours of kids knocking on your door? You can't watch a show or eat dinner. Spending big bucks in candy. Hoping that it will appease them and keep the little creeps from vandalizing your house. Throwing it hopefully out so that they will just leave you alone. The greedy little fucks demanding more and more. Extortionists.

Actually, we don't have trick or treaters here because the weather is usually bad, the houses are far apart and it is dark and full of wild animals at night..... I was flashing back to my own misspent youth.

Halloween is a community event at one of the local halls [Lions, Vets] almost like a large family party. It was pretty fun and I do miss it.

ALH said...

Had a 5 year old come to the door dressed as a political convention attendee(I surmise). Lots of various Obama buttons and carrying an "Obama Biden"sign. My inclination was to take half his candy and give it to others as a life lesson...but i didnt. Likely one more person my kids will be supporting in 15-20 years.

Ann Althouse said...

"Who dresses a three-year-old boy as "The Scream?""

More appropriate for a 2 year old. They're always screaming.

Methadras said...

pm317 said...

Yeah, I have slowly overcome it but it is there -- I am not comfortable especially around aggressive dogs.


That becomes circular. The more discomfort you have around aggressive breeds, the more they sense it and might become aggressive towards your fear. Just breath and relax. They aren't out to get you. Unless they really are. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :D

Methadras said...

wyo sis said...

I almost thought about getting a Boxer after yesterday's comments.


You will find no more greater companion and protector than a boxer. The heart of a line in the body of a giant 4 legged clown that will be devoted to you and your family until the end of his or her days.

Irene said...

Ha ha!

garage mahal said...

We let our 11 yr old trick or treat with her friend without a chaperon this year. And I trailed them. I know, I'm horrible. A house a few blocks away has a pretty horrifying Halloween scene on display and I watched them finally get up the nerve to knock on their door. One of the funniest things I've seen in a while.

chrisnavin.com said...

As Methadras said:

That's a handsome dog.

kristinintexas said...

We've only had about 7 kids this year so far and it's past 8:30 here. 6 of them (all in one group) weren't even dressed up, even though they were young enough to be. The other little girl was Cinderella, probably. Weather is gorgeous so I'm not sure what the deal is.. i think we had around 20 last year. Kinda bummed because I love seeing the costumes. Oh well.

Meade said...

garage mahal said...
" I know, I'm horrible."

Finally, he admits it!

Kidding, of course.

garage, email me if you'd ever like to bring your pooch and meet up with our pack down at the dock of Lot 61 for an early morning swim.

And if we're lucky, we'll look up and see MadisonMan, with his paddle board, walking on water just as pretty as you please.

Browndog said...

I had that exact same pic on my wall--except the dog was brown, and had one of those pink Cinderella's crown thingy's on his head-(Bub)...(Browndog)

Granddaughter.

Scream?

Had a 12 yr. old show up with a burlap sack, cut out in a Scream face--haven't seen a burlap sack since I picked potato's at my Gramdma's farm in the '70's. The sag was perfect. Nicely done. He was duly rewarded.

David said...

Billions and billions of stars.

Also dollars.

traditionalguy said...

Another pin up. That dog loves me, I know he does.

Patrick said...

My ten year old was good enough to let his 5 year old brother trail along. Those kids got a boatload of candy. Some of our neighbors hang out and drink beer (or whatever) by their fire pits. It's usually a pretty fun evening. Tonight was cool - first time I tried pumpkin beer. Liked it.

Happy Halloween all.

Revenant said...

Labradors are good dogs. Maybe the best all-around dog, in fact.

Rusty said...

garage mahal said...
We let our 11 yr old trick or treat with her friend without a chaperon this year. And I trailed them. I know, I'm horrible.

No. You're a dad. It's a dad thing.

n said...

I usually ask the kids, "Now tell me about your costumes" to save myself the embarrassment of asking a Wookie if he's a ram

Freeman Hunt said...

Heh. I'm trying to imagine the child who really would decide to be a ram for Halloween.

Carnifex said...

Last year the guy down the street who is a drywaller, put on his stilts, and wore a big foot costume. Actually scared some of the smaller kids in the neighborhood. We had to show them he was a good monster.

My wife does up for halloween. I've made tombstones, and pumpkins, and cats, and bats, and monsters to set around varies places in the yard. Even made her a toe pincher coffin, life size, as it were.

We got a fog machine several years ago in the day after sales, but she won't use it. Says that when it's dark the kids can't see it anyway. I think she's just saving it for when I die. She gonna' put me in the coffin, and the smoke'll be rollin' around me.(she would do it to).

We didn't get as many as I thought we would. Kids, I mean. Black family on the corner had 3 carloads of kids come in, and they went up and down the street, and a few of the local kids, just not many kids in the neighborhood now. That, and some of the churchies object to halloween. They keep tryin' to outlaw it. As if. Was pretty chilly too. Not compared to there but for KY it was cool. I remember going in the snow once as a kid, it wasn't that cold tonight but chilly.

PS.

Before someone jumps in my stuff about not knowing the name of the black family down the street, I only know the name of the people diagonally across the street. LIterally. I don't have much to say or do with the neighbors. Quiet is how I like it.

Carnifex said...

oh! Forgot what I was going to originally say. Watched South Park the other night. They did a spoof of "The Shining" with Stan's dad buying a Redbox Video Store. The boys dressed as the Avengers. Cartman all in green was the Hulk. But one couple asked if he was Bruce Villanche(spelling?), one thought he was Chaz Bono, and another thought he was Honey Boo Boo. I thought I was gonna' bust a gut laughing.

Freeman Hunt said...
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Freeman Hunt said...

According to my mother, the town we moved to in 1987 wanted to outlaw Halloween, so for my brother's first time trick or treating she dressed him up as a red devil.

Tim said...

Halloween.

Hateful.

Freakin' street carnival.

Kids bussed in from other neighborhoods.

Run out of candy by 7:30 p.m.

Took the Welsh Terrier out on patrol - he had to see *everything* that was going on.

Tip to single guys looking for girls: Get yourself a Welsh Terrier, and the girls will introduce themselves to you.

My wife doesn't care for it, and I most certainly do not lead anyone on...but still. Wish I knew this 30 years ago.

Anyway, Halloween is awful, but at least the 2012 World Series Champion S.F. Giants held their celebration parade today. Amazing team.

Next p, Posey, NL MVP. Well deserved, too.

Saint Croix said...

Just saw the Community Christmas rap. Awesome!

William said...

Among little girls, faerie princesses outnumber witches by about twenty to one. If people had any respect for the holiday they would make their little girls dress up as witches. Faerie pincesses have nothing to do with Halloween.

Erika said...

Being the designated candy hander outer while the hubby takes the kids around, I had the opportunity to formulate my yearly complaint about middle school girls whose parents let them wander into the porn actress section of the Halloween superstore and teenage boys who trick or treat in their jeans and plain t-shirts. My favorite, however, was the girl (maybe 14?), who couldn't be bothered to put on a costume but who nonetheless received a large handful of candy and Halloween pleasantries from me but who had the cheek to holler over her shoulder as she was walking away, "You should vote for Obama, you know!" presumably in response to my Romney/Ryan yard sign. Bless her silly little heart. I noted she didn't have the courage to say that to me while she was walking *up* the path to the house.

Rusty said...

Where's the Kong? With the peanut butter in it.

EMD said...

You were looking at a tauntun, or maybe a bantha.

She was looking at Saesee Tin.

/nerd.