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October 29, 2012

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. One man. One dog. One mission: awesome pumpkins! Some people say that carving pumpkins is an art, not a science – but I disagree.
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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“ARE YOU SERIOUS, WILL!? THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ME!?”

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!

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

  1. you did a heck of a lot better than I would have!

  2. Deeply impressive! Does Eko like to eat pumpkin?

  3. aud says:

    HAA, at least you tried, may be next year hand the scalpel to Eko and who knows, thumb or no thumb, who knows, Will.

  4. Evelyne says:

    Will, I LOVE your carving! Really!!! I never got those ‘cute’ pumpkin sculpts for Halloween. After all, aren’t they supposed to be ‘scary’???? Well, mission accomplished!!! 🙂 Yours looks like a very scary version of Eko, specially with the lights on. Therefore, absolutely PERFECT for Halloween… Kudos, to you both! 😉

  5. Good job! Mummy carved but nearly carved her fingers too BOL
    You should check out Sammy’s pumpkin competition: http://onespoiledcat.wordpress.com/

  6. To me it looks like Eko, it has the same smile.

  7. Judy says:

    Couldn’t carve the pumpkins this year. my beagled ATE them!!!

  8. Oh boy, right then, ahhhh, I give you 5 stars for making me laugh! Eko did a good job with his name. Let’s hear it for team work! Bravo.

  9. Will. Michelangelo carved the Pieta and the Statue of David as well as painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican (two coats.) He totally sucked at carving pumpkins for Halloween, and the kids avoided his house like the plague when trick-or-treating. Lousy treats, like Goobers may have been a factor. Go for it on Halloween with fried eggs and beer for the trick or treaters.

  10. Loved the shot with you and Eko in surgical masks!! Thanks for posting!

  11. I would say this is one of your top five Post. I think y’all have “Marked Your Territory” for Halloween!!!!! 🙂 Kenny T

  12. That’s wonderful, wish Eko has carved my “dumpkin” instead of my dad :o)

  13. 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

  14. Wendy says:

    That was hilarious lol

  15. shelly says:

    nice pumpkin but next time let eko do it

  16. Vicki Cook says:

    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!!

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