Howl-oween Monday ~ October 31, 2022

Today is ‘Howl-oween,’ a day celebrated by kids of all ages who enjoy dressing up and receiving treats from total strangers. Could it be our own pets think EVERY day should be like that for them? I know the Ranch Hands think they should get treats all the time but aren’t all that keen on the dressing up part.

Whatever your thoughts about today’s festivities may be, do you think you’ll be visited by a bunch of ghosts and goblins this evening? After tonight, our sights will focus on the next holiday-Thanksgiving, which lends itself well to today’s smile.


Norman for one, will be pleased the season is coming to an end. He’s somewhat over all the costume changes as evidenced by his expression here.


Elsa, on the other hand, simply glares a “don’t EVEN think about it” look every time I pull out a costume or go through the hat box and am sure she’s thinking up ways to punish me whenever I cast my eye toward her. But come on Ninja, you gotta admit you look pretty fetching in your new Ranch Hand chapeau.Elsa

Despite the grumbling and/or eye rolling, both Ranch Hands and I wish you a safe and happy ‘Howl-oween.’

Live, love, bark! 🐾

58 thoughts on “Howl-oween Monday ~ October 31, 2022

  1. Awe, come on Elsa.. You will always be my favourite Ninja but I thought the hat looked good on you. You would not be out of place with the boys at the OK Corral

    1. I tried to explain to her Ranch Hands need a cowboy hat. She was less than convinced. 😊

    1. I’ve been trying to explain that to them without much success I’m afraid. πŸ˜‚

  2. Wow, did you ever get “the look” from both the pups! We all think “dressing up” should be on a list of banned cruelty to animals. Oh, and Norman, funny punny! XOX Xena, Lucy, Chia and Riley

    1. Thanks. I can only hope we don’t have visitors this evening. The doorbell rings, the dogs lose their minds, it gets awkward trying to answer the door. 🀞🏼

    1. You have our deepest sympathies, guys.
      Your non-clothing wearing fur-iends. πŸ˜†
      Norman & Elsa 🐾

  3. Shame, shame on you for forcing your beloved pups to wear a costume. No dog should ever be treated in that way. I am horrified, deeply and personally. πŸŽƒβ€

    1. Bwahahahaha. I know but you gotta admit that’s especially rich coming from you. Hope you and the AJF have a ‘spooktacular’ howl-o-ween. πŸ‘»

  4. Mee-yow wow! Sweet Norman cuud you BEE any cuter?? NAWWWWW!
    Yore so wunderfull <3 <3
    Ab Elsa you look lovelee inn yore Ranchie Hat!
    Happy Halloweeny to youss an Miss Monika two!
    ***nose bopss*** BellaDharma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum

    1. Thanks, sweet kitty (and Mum). At least Norman is a good sport about the hats-Elsa…well she’ll make me pay, one way or another. LOL Happy Howl-oween πŸŽƒ

        1. It’s safe in a box-I know how she might chew it up. For some weird reason she chewed up a new grooming brush. That girl πŸ™„

            1. Oh yes she did (but it was about a month ago). I can’t wait for the latest punishment.

    1. I’d never try to put a sweater on either of these two, I’d probably end up being hospitalized for tripping trying to catch them. LOL

  5. Your pups look cute in their howl-o-ween costumes even though I’m sure there will be some form of punishment waiting for you when you least expect it!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    1. No doubt! It’s always an adventure dressing these guys up, but lots of laughter so it seems worth it for me. πŸŽƒ

  6. Yes the turkey is next. You made me chuckle.

    Norman made me say Awww. He’s so handsome.

    You will pay for dressing up Elsa though. That’s the stink eye if I ever saw the stink eye.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the pups, a smooch to Norman and a big hug to you. β™₯

    1. Yeah, Elsa never hides the disdain on her face. LOL Many thanks for the link up. You’re so sweet to include us.

    1. Where Elsa is concerned, I always need to sleep with one eye open-she is a Ninja after all. 😁

    1. Thanks, Lulu. I’m guessing a bigger hat won’t make Elsa feel any better about wearing it, Java Bean. 🎩

    1. You should see our photos sessions…me laughing my head off and the dogs rolling their eyes. It’s hilarious and a wonder I can get any worth sharing. πŸ˜† Hope your day is ‘Spook-tacular!’

    1. Trust me, where the Ninja is concerned, that’s a given…every day of the year. πŸŽƒ

    1. Thank you, when I shared your comment, both dogs audibly sighed and then went back to their post breakfast snooze. 🀣

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