The Science Of Carving Pumpkins

Last night I gathered all four of my pumpkins together for carving.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, pumpkin, dogs, marking our territory, chicago

“Hey, who you calling pumpkin?”

Due to my lack of hand-eye coordination and Eko’s lack of opposable thumbs, we enlisted Emily’s help.  Step one was to open up and remove the guts.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, pumpkin, dogs, marking our territory, chicago

Sorry, Eko, I should have clarified – open the pumpkins and remove their guts – not mine!

Some people say that pumpkin carving is an art, not a science.  In my house, we respectfully disagree.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, pumpkin, dogs, marking our territory, chicago

Things got pretty tense in the operating room

We weren’t sure if our patients were going to make it, but in the end they both turned out just fine.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, pumpkin, dogs, marking our territory, chicago

On the left is (a very abstract version of) Eko and me walking under the Chicago skyline.  On the right is Eko’s catch phrase

The pumpkins are good to go.  Now it’s down to the wire to figure out a costume.  I suggested Eko go as a doctor, but he prefers to keep his professional and personal lives separate!

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