Sunday, November 1, 2009

Howl-O-ween Wrap-up

First I'd like to say how flattered we are by everyone's wonderful comments on Brutus' choice in costumes.  It's going to be hard to top it next year!

Since we live on a street that is not prime trick-or-treating real-estate, I took my little devil over to my dad's house for the big event.  My dad really gets into the spirit of things, so had a pretty impressive display for Brutus to pose in front of:

He also seems to have a little bit of an arachnid problem...  Someone really needs to call a good exterminator!

First Brutus inspected all the candy to make sure it was suitable for all the ghosts, princesses, ghouls, ect....

Then he found a comfy spot from which he observe the proceedings.  Talk about a scary glare!!  Move over Beelzebub - here comes Brutus!!

After a while Brutus changed into something a little more comfortable, so that he could better monitor the candy distribution:

Even Aunt Maggie (my dad's rescue greyhound) came out to join the party.  She too has a special collar for the occasion.

And Mason was MORE than happy to lend his bat antennae to help Maggie feel like part of the party.  By the look on her face, I'm thinking she appreciated the accessory just as much as Mason did (although Barb - my step-mom - seems to be getting a kick out of them)!

With that we wrap up our halloween celebration!  It was a fun weekend, but exhausting.  Now it's time to come down off our sugar high, and rest up for Thanksgiving!!

Hope everyone had as great of a weekend as we did (BTW, the Buckeyes did, they blew out New Mexico state, 45-0).  Brutus has some more very exciting news to share about his new accomplishment (part of the reason we are SOOOO far behind on our blog reading - sorry everyone!), so be sure to tune in this week to hear about our newest adventures!!


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Will Brutus be having a human baby brother or sister some time?
Sally Ann

Deborah said...

It sure did look like you had lots of fun!! The costume was great!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
Glad you had a pawesome time!
You look great with your costume and Maggie looks sooo cute too!
I will be waiting for your news!
Kisses and hugs

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

The khostume was pawesome!

Tank woo fur sharing the evening's events!


Dexter said...

Brutus, you did a good job scaring off those trick or treaters. That pancake dog with the head gear, sigh. Some doggies just don't know when to say no.


Tobi said...

Wow! That looks like it was tons of fun. I love that display! So very festive and impressive. I also love your Aunt Maggie's collar! They really get into Halloween. Maybe next year we'll have to try to find some adorable Trick-or-Treat Halloween collars ourselves.

P.S. The costume change was a very diva-like move, or I guess in your case divo!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

It looks like you had a great Howl-O-Ween!!! And we agree that devil costume will be hard to beat next year- Piper was our little devil this year.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hey your Aunt Maggie is a rescued Grey.. How is that working? Was she a racing dog??
You looked soooo grrrreat in your DEVIL MADE ME DO IT costume. I liked your Halloween Tee too.
Your grandpa sure knows how to decorate.
I feel like I was right there with you all. Thanks.
Can't wait to find out what you have in store for us.

Freya's Human said...

It looks like you guys had tons of fun!

Mica said...

Ahhh, it looks like Halloween tired Brutus out!

Oreo said...

Looks like you had quite a good howl-o-ween. Good thing they had you there to snoopervise the candy situation. The other dogs were cute too but....NOT as cute as you!!!

Happy Monday

dw said...

You did a very good job of checking out the candy for all the ghouls and goblins, Brutus, I just hope you got some treats of your own! Halloween sentry duty is hard work!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Brutus it looks like you had a great Howl-o-ween. Great job inspecting the candy for the little hoomans by the way. We loved your costume and can't wait to see what you will be next year!

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

It looks like you had a spooktacular Howloween. That house looked purdy darn scary to us!


Martine said...

The horns are what make the costume so cute!!!!

We had NO trick or treaters... my parents cabin had no trick or treaters, but their house in chicago had a TON! My mom was not ready... they started at 2pm!

xo martine & the kiddlets

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Brutus was really very handsome in his costume - the red was just perfect against his beautiful black coat. We can't wait to hear the news.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Sam said...

That costume is just TOO perfect!

(BTW, I never did get your mom's email. Does she have the right address? Yes I know the last name is really really hard - that's the Italian in me :P)

Ziggy Stardust said...

Brutus, what a fun Halloween time you had. You look really scary and kind of posessed in that picture on your Mommies lap eeeeeeeeeeeeshh.That can't be my Brutus, good job of acting. I am glad that your team won and Wisconsin killed Purdue!! Have a good week.

licks and sniffs,Sasha

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Boy those were a couple of scary pictures Brutus!!!

What a fun Halloween you had!


Molly the Airedale said...

We just love that picture of you sitting on your mom's lap in your costume! You have the look down perfectly, Brutus!
We can't wait to hear your exciting news!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Cocorue said...

hey buddy, you look great....

congrats on the DWB award....only saw you there when we voted for Max


SEDONA said...

Your grandpa sure knows how to do up Howl-oh-ween, Brutus! I had an idea for your costume next year: in that one shot, you look like a gargoyle!
Bet the kiddies loved seeing you & your cousin at the door :-)
Your pal,

Oskar said...

It looks like an awesome and exhausting time!!