10.31.07 Personal

Happy Halloween 2007

I
’ve never been one for Halloween. You’d think that I’d love the notion of walking around and getting free chocolate, right? I mean, that’s almost as good as not having to walk around for free chocolate. No mobility and free chocolate? Sign me up!

This morning, however, hasn’t really been that great. Polo is off at the vet today to get neutered and I’m so sad without him. Yes, this totally sounds sappy and—quite frankly—a little pathetic, but just the idea of him in a crate just kills me. My dog is part human and literally cries when we leave him alone. Like human tears. I find myself trying to work, but my thoughts go back to him and wonder if he’s okay. Does he have enough water? Is someone there to rub his ears? Is he crying?

Like I said, I can be a little pathetic.

Another bummer is that I’ve been SO swamped lately that JD and I never got around to our pumpkin carving competition. I woke this morning and saw our two perfectly intact orange vegetables in our living room. Have our lives been so hairy lately that we don’t even have an hour to carve a pumpkin?! That made me sad.

The good news is that I’m dressing up this year for Halloween! Um, kinda. Sorta. I’m dressing up as a photographer! ;) Every year my church hosts a HUGE carnival, so when I was asked to photograph the event, I had to say yes. I mean, how can I decline a request from my pastor?! ;)

I hope everyone has a great day today and eats lots of chocolate and sweets…life is too short not to!


...and, uh, yeah...this is my last-ditch attempt at a festive pumpkin. i'm obviously the one of the right. ;)
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kay english - You should have carved these pumpkins... ;)  07.29.09 - 11:43am
Jen McNulty - Aww, why is it pathetic to miss your puppy? It is so NOT pathetic! It is compassionate and should be admired. People who love their animals as though they are their children are pretty much the only people I have any respect for. My dog has is own blog, and I blog about him and my kitties all the time! They are our lives, and we are theirs. Our relationships with the animals in our lives are very special. :)  11.03.07 - 5:27pm
Kate Mefford - At least you bothered to draw faces on your pumpkins! Ours were faceless, nameless, & never even made it outside.   11.02.07 - 7:31am
Misty Smith - way to cute!  11.02.07 - 6:14am
Simply Modern Weddings - I love it...looks like my kind of pumkins! Hugs for Polo!  11.01.07 - 9:31pm
Sue Jean - to brush and floss, that is...  11.01.07 - 8:05pm
Sue Jean - Just please don't forget to brush and floss ;P I know you won't Jas!!  11.01.07 - 8:05pm
Justine Ungaro - Oh poor Polo. I'm right there with you Jas, I understand completely. Oliver got the snip snip several years ago but 2 weeks ago he went to doggy day care for a day and I actually cried when I dropped him off. Then I watched him on the webcam for hours. I'm so pathetic! :)  11.01.07 - 2:06pm
Nataly - I hope Polo is doing well :) I think both pumpkins are winners ;)  11.01.07 - 10:48am
david baxter - happy eyes jaz~olantern wins! happy haloween guys :)  11.01.07 - 8:41am
Jackie - I know exactly how you feel! My little yorkie gets sad when I leave too. I hope Polo comes out great!   11.01.07 - 3:19am
cassandra m - jaz...not pathetic...its simply your love for your baby. i understand that feeling and i am right there with you. my mocha is my child too and spoiled rotten to proudly say. you are a good mommy. Mocha is my world and I also get the sad eyes when leaving. my prayers are with Polo that all goes well for him.   11.01.07 - 2:06am
Kymberli - I know what you mean. I volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter at LEAST two times a week and saying "Goodbye" when I close the door and having one of those dogs just looking at me and wagging it's tail KILLS me. :( But they are well taken care of and I'm sure little Polo will be too! :) I have some cute photos of dogs in costume that I took at our local HOWLoween parade, but I haven't posted them on my blog yet. Too bad, because you would get a kick out of some of them probably and it would give you some laughs in the meantime. Just imagine a tiny (French?) bulldog in a Superman suit. Too funny. :) I should have them up by this weekend if you decide to take a look around. Try not to worry too much about Polo and even if you do, you're NOT pathetic. :) P.S. - CUTE pumpkins! :)   11.01.07 - 12:20am
sarah - aw, we just got our 5 month old akita pup spayed and it was really sad not having her around. but what's worse is when i brought her home with her e collar. she HATED it. she was fighting it and crying for hours and trying to lick her sutures when we got home. it broke my heart not being able to ease her discomfort. i so wasn't prepared for that! anyways, if polo has similar issues with the e collar you might want to try putting him in a baby onesie and cutting a some strategic holes in it. worked for my gf's maltese. but make sure he leaves his sutures alone. my akita pup is just too big for something like that so she just had to tough it out with the e collar. she gets her staples removed next week...finally. my poor girl.   10.31.07 - 9:15pm
nicole green - i see nothing wrong with how you're feeling about your pup. :( when i had to take otis to the vet for his appointment, i cried on the way home! he was so scared and the mean girl at the vet was pounding on the cages to "get the dogs to be quiet." that was probably the worst! it was awful! he was so groggy when he got home too. i felt soo bad for even taking him. i thought he'd hate me forever. he's all good now though .. though he does have HUGE case of separation anxiety. poor guy! :( and by the way, love your pumpkins. the hats are such a cute bonus. :)   10.31.07 - 9:05pm
Lauri - Aww! I know exactly how you feel. I was a complete disaster the last time my dog Zoe had to spend an overnight at the vet. My poor puppy girl! But Polo will be home soon and everything will be just fine :-) And hopefully you'll get a second to relax and take some pleasure in the details soon enough. Happy Halloween!!  10.31.07 - 6:33pm
Rachel Brooke - hahaha too cute!!!  10.31.07 - 5:42pm
erin - love the pumpkins!!   10.31.07 - 4:33pm