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!

29 thoughts on “Eko Could Have Carved A Better Pumpkin – And He Has No Thumbs”

  1. WOW…..well, I think these are VERY impressive pumpkins – excellent surgical techniques! If you’d entered this in my pumpkin contest you would have been “a contenda” (said with Rocky accent of course!). Thanks for visiting my blog – we decided we’d better follow yours to keep an eye on you….something cats are ever so good at you know! Eko – you’re a great surgical assistant……. 😀

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy


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