Friday, October 28, 2011

Flashback Friday...last Halloween

I'm up for any sort of occasion where there might be treats involved so I must admit that the smell of pumpkin around Halloween makes me happy.  Just as long as I don't have to wear a costume.  You hear that mom?!?  Anyway, last year, dad got into fancy pumpkin carvings.

Oct 30, 2010 at Gammy and Gampy's house
He found a template on-line and then sketched it out by hand on the pumpkin to carve out.  I enjoyed supervising.  Oh, the intoxicating smell!  Mom roasts the seeds and keeps them all to herself.  I know, the nerve!  But my dad snuck me a small scrap of pumpkin flesh to try and it was yummy!  It's hard to say if fresh or canned is better.  Looks like I should do some more taste testing.  Here's the finished product.

2010 Halloween pumpkin
I can not wait for everyone to check out this year's masterpiece.  Dad took it up a notch.  It's so Spook-pug-ular!  Stay tuned on Monday...

Enjoy the weekend and make sure that your peeps stock up on the dog-friendly treats or tell them to be prepared for some tricks!



Minnie and Mack said...

Love the pumpkin carving! We hope to get fresh pumpkin this weekend, too!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack (xoxox)

Wilma said...

Hope you got some pumpkin out of the deal Payton! Have a fun filled weekend!

Kitty+Coco said...

OOoh, we are on pins and needles over here to see this year's pumpkin carving. Mom was too lazy to do ours. BUTT, we are going to Pugfest in Atlanta, so I guess she is off the hook. Good luck to you P. Hopefully your mom won't suprise you with a costume.


euthymic said...

Your dad makes really good, spooky, happy pumpkins:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Misiober said...

Your Dad is super talented Payton, and it's not a first time I say it :) love your last year pumpkin and now I'll be waiting for the new one, hope you let us see it :) I'm going to make my first pumpkin ever so please keep your paws crossed :) have a great weekend Payton xxx Gosia said...

I keep telling my 'rents that we NEED to get a pumpkin. I even offered to help them clean out the insides myself (I LOVE to eat canned pumpkin - but I've never had FRESH!). Your Dad is quite the carver, P. Looking forward to seeing the photos of the 2011 model on Monday. Have a great no-tricks-only-treats weekend!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Treats? pumpkins? Can't wait to hear all about it Miss P!

Meredith & Scarlet

Kari in Vegas said...

That was a great punkin

Stop on by for a visit

Hank said...

Happy Halloween, my little punkin'. :D

Yer dad is my kinda guy - knows how tuh use sharp tools!

Tiffy said...

What an awesome pumpkin! I can't wait to see this year's pug pumpkin - so cool!

Are you sure you don't want to wear a costume this year? A little birdy told me that you have the cutest costume. You will get lots of pets from all the trick-or-treaters if you wear it. Trust me.


Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Very pawsome pumpkin!

the girls

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Jeepers... your dad created that awsome carving?
I cannot wait to see this years carving too.
I want to try some pumpkin... I hope someone sneaks me some.!
Nitey nite

Salinger The Pug said...'s some fancy pumpkin carving!

Mom enjoyed how the eyes of the ghost resemble the umlaut over the N in Spinal Tap!!!!!

Rock on!

Can't wait to see your pumpkin for THIS year!


Anonymous said...

I think it's amazing what some people can do with pumpkins. I can't even manage to get the plain ole' regular face right. LOL

The Devil Dog said...

Payton, we have 14" inches of snow here. There are branches down all over town. One block over there is no power. Memere and pepere have no power and mom will be mounting a rescue mission later today.

Thanks for thinking about us.


a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh your good! i haven't carved a pumpkin in years!

Frank The Tank said...

Love the flash back Friday photos your Daddy is really good at carving Halloween pumpkins, it looks amazing! I'm glad to see everyone gets in to the Halloween spirit! I went trick or treating last year with My Mum and Aunty Ashley it was fun but nobody had any dog treats but don't worry I gave them a nasty little trick on their lawn! Well before Mum pooped scooped it that is but I though it was funny! Love and pHUGS Frank x x x x