"OK, we don't leave the yard, so #2 isn't a problem," "Umm, well, I would like it if all of you, especially Taiko who likes to lie out there and not come, would just go out for business and come back in once it gets dark...just so I know where you are. Not so nice strange things sometimes happen when fun gets out of hand tonight"
"CONFINED?" they all howled. "Why should we be confined?" "Well in normal homes for safety since the door keeps getting opened to screaming strangers, but I will concede this one to you. Since we have a two-door system, the house door and the porch door, you won't be able to slip out or terrorize the trick-or-treaters." "What you REALLY mean is that since we only get about six kids anyway there isn't much chance for mayhem."
"No outdoor cats to protect. Or Pumpkins with candles to keep us from. Have no Halloween plants or corn stalks. No wires or electric cords out of the ordinary," White Dog went down the list. "Hey, WHY don't we? If everyone else has these things, shouldn't we? Are we Halloween Scrooges?" YoYoMa whined.
|Oso agreed to pose with his official WDA scarf but stressed it was NOT a costume!|
All of the White Dog Army always wears a break away collar that holds their ID, a tag with our phone number, and their chip info at all times, except when they are at Chez Steve's Spa. Just as a prcaution. Not that any of the WDA would run far...but you never know.
As we were wrapping up the discussion, there were loud BOOMS! from the end of our block. YoYoMa and Taiko ran for cover. White Dog climbed into my lap. "Are there any safety tips that will protect us from cannon fire?" Puff asked shaking. More BOOMS! "Not that is better, Sweet Ones but we are not under attack, someone is playing with fireworks.. The safety tip is stay inside and close together. We are safe but it is always more comforting when we huddle as a Pack!"
Hope your Halloween is fun and safe...and not too scary!