October 31, 2011

White Dog spent all day guarding the treat bowl Steve set out in anticipation of trick-or-treaters dropping by to scare us. Puff was charged with watching out of the window for potential customers. YoYoMa laid across the doorway to be the first to Howl-A-Ween a greeting. Nuka and Quinn paced the house and backyard scanning the neighborhood for signs as the clock ticked and the day waned.

They all had theories: "Maybe the kids want the benefit of twilight to be scarier," TOWD suggested. "We don't have decorations up," YAWD pointed out (he has made a pointing of "christening" the tombstones, and spider webs and pumpkins within reach during his nightly walks). "What if kids don't want cool stickers and lifesavers?" "Yeah but they won't KNOW what we're giving until they get here..." I cut the girls off.

There was a practice run when the mailman came but he didn't even react. Then SAWD barked a serious "Treater!" alert. Everyone clustered by the door trying to be the first. They all backed up, a bit taken aback, when the big Wolf figure actually walked IN the door, and then they surged forward in serious protection mode. But it was only Michael returning from his school party. The WDA was a little miffed when he at laughed at the fact they had been fooled.

Throughout the evening White Ones have periodically checked the door and sniffed the air, but there has been no reason for excitement (other than Steve coming home and HE wasn't even dressed up). WD has stirred the bowl a couple of times trying, I think, to create a magic spell that will bring forth little witches and cowboys.

I have begun to gently break he news that we simply might not have ANY trick-or-treaters this year. We live near the University and there are not a lot of children in the area; in good years we might possibly get a dozen or so kids. All day, the WDA has read blogs and seen posts on FB about cleverly dressed up two- and four-leggeds and have been eagerly awaiting the parade to come to our front door. Sadly, I think the parade has passed us by.

We hope you had a Happy Howl-A-Ween filled with ghosites and ghoulies, and lions, and tigers, and pumpkins. Be sure to head over to The World of Hansel and vote the clever costumes there.


Kari in Alaska said...

Happy Halloween!

Stop on by for a visit

bichonpawz said...

Hope you had a Happy Halloween! We didn't have any....not one single trick or treater. We kind of miss them...xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We think more and more parents are scaling back on the door to door trick or treating. We have fewer and fewer every year. Such a great tradition - too bad, isn't it?

We would love to have been there when Michael came home:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Aww we too had only three come to the door when other years we had many more. Mum thinks that many are going to organised halloween parties now. Shame because mum loves them to come. Hugs GJ xx

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Very sad! I didn't know Trick-or-Treaters were a dying breed. Another fun human tradition going by the wayside. I don't understand.

Living in the country, with very few little beans around, none stopped by my house either, so I feel your pain. Kind of a let down. At least you had Michael! :->


Remington said...

Hope your Halloween was a fun one! We had a lot of little Trick or Treaters! They are SO cool!

Asta said...

Sweet White dogs
I'm so sowwy to heaw that all youw planing and anticipation ended in dissappointment. Those dwessed up munchkins missed the nicest house to go to. I know you would have gweeted them all wif so much happiness and love. I hope you decided to just have youw own wondewful pawty and eat all those tweats youwself.
I wish I could have wung youw bell and seen all of you wushing to gweet me wif youw smiling White faces
smoochie kissses
to all of you

Brian's Home Blog said...

I know the feeling, we on had three, but I was waiting for them!

Sagira said...

We didn't have a lot of trick or treaters either.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We would have loved to come trick or treat at your house!
We live wayyyyyyyy out,, so no one comes to our house. We were just hoping no one dumped off any more animals at our house,, and also we were glad no one threw anything at our house

Cappy the Eskie said...

We didn't have many trick or treaters either and we live in a neighborhood where the houses are close together. The porch was decorated and well lit and we were ready with a HUGE bowl of candy.

Too bad we can't have chocolate.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Teddy Bear said...

We hope the WDA had a Happy How-O-Ween. We had about 9 groups of Treaters come on by. We were hoping for more...maybe next year.:) That means more treats for us, yes?:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry to hear there were no trick or treaters. We never get any down our road either. :(

I LOVE IT!! The Death Star!! Very cool!