Eko Could Have Carved A Better Pumpkin – And He Has No Thumbs

After much deliberation and research, I finally decided this past weekend that the time was right to carve our pet-themed pumpkins.

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One man. One dog. One mission: awesome pumpkins!

Some people say that carving pumpkins is an art, not a science – but I disagree.  I think it’s a specific science – brain surgery – so Eko and I treated the process as such.  He was an excellent assistant.

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Scalpel – check.

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Eko scrubbed out early and had Emily help him carve his personalized pumpkin

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One of our readers, Evelyne, suggested I attempt to carve this masterpiece.  It is such a cool pumpkin and I agreed that it looked just like Eko. 

I dreamed of triumphantly carving the above pumpkin and proudly displaying it for all to bask in my glory.  Now, I have difficulty drawing stick figures, so I have NO IDEA what possessed me to think I could pull this off.  And much to no one’s surprise, my version of this carving did not exactly play out as I hoped it would…

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What I carved may look more like Satan than Eko, but oh well, it was worth a shot!  Thanks Evelyne for the great suggestion – and sorry about my execution of it.  There is always next year!

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Ready for Halloween!

Alright, I should probably get back to soothing Eko’s ego and tell him I don’t really think he looks like the pumpkin I carved.  To all our East Coast readers, hope you and your pets ride out the storm safely!



You know, Eko would love to eat that pumpkin if you would clean it up and bake it in the oven!! My boys love the canned pumpkin and also they love it when I bake sweet potatoes and chop them up in their food!! Just a suggestion!!

Canned/baked pumpkin is the best! Eko likes it as a treat and I like it because my vet recommended it for when Eko has an upset stomach. Works like magic!

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