Pets, Pumpkins And Pet Pumpkins

Eko and I have finalized our costumes, but there is one major Halloween task left to take care of – pumpkin carving.  We picked out some great pumpkins last weekend, but I haven’t had any eureka moments about what to carve.  All I know is that I want them to be pet pumpkins.  Just to be clear, when I say “pet pumpkins,”  I am not referring to this:


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Pumpkins make very boring pets

I mean pet-THEMED pumpkins.  My first thought was to carve Eko’s face in one of the pumpkins.

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I had Eko pose for my masterpiece, but I quickly realized that artistically, I was in over my head.  I decided to try a smaller canvas

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For obvious reasons, this plan didn’t work either

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While I wasn’t looking, Eko decided to attempt carving the pumpkin on his own.  I appreciated the attempt, but his art was a little too abstract for my tastes.

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I briefly considered a performance art piece with Eko as the middle head on a totem pole, but Eko quickly nixed that idea

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My masterpiece is complete! …in my head at least.

Well, it looks like we’re back an square one.  As I’ve noted before, I rank somewhere between a doorknob and a rock in terms of artistic talent, so I’m going to need to come up with an idea that’s a little bit better suited to my lack of talent.  I have started to go through some other blogs for ideas, but if you have any suggestions for fun pet-themed pumpkin carvings, please let me know!


I’ve been wondering what Bailey thinks of all of the gourds and pumpkins around our house, right now. Quite a few are well within nibble range, too! Maybe he’s totally “over” pumpkin, after eating it pureed for months last year when his belly was acting up. That, and rice. Ick.

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