Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Fun, More Puppies and A Baptism

I don't know if I've mentioned before that Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. It's no-stress, no family hassles and it is only as much fuss as you want. I just love this time of year and spend as much time as possible watching scary movies and cuddling close to my love. 

Saturday night my friend Kristine and I dragged our spouses off for a fun and fright-filled night at Scream Town. As I sit here tonight typing, my throat is still raw and scratchy from screaming. There were 5 different attractions but by far the scariest was the Circus Asylum. Clowns + pitch blackness + strobe lights = scared shitless!
Several times A said I actually picked her up. We learned Kristine is a sprinter when scared and at one point she practically ripped off my parka. Her husband (a big 6' 5" guy) was plowed over and pushed out the fire exit by 3 freaked out gals...well make that 2 freaked out gals and one gal being dragged/carried along. That time several of the actors actually lost character and burst out laughing themselves. I woke this morning feeling stiff and sore and I swear I dis-located a hip. 

It was a late night and then an early morning when I hobbled my crippled ass out of bed to put on heels and head to church. That's right, I suffered through mass to attend the baptism of the son/grandson of our close friends (and adopted family). Ahh, the things you do for the ones you love! We had a great meal and lots of visiting, laughter and hugs afterward. It was a happy occasion just to have everyone together. 

Even though I was tired it was a great way to end the weekend as I returned home again from a short petsitting/housesitting gig. This time it was a happier occasion since Betty just had a chance for a last minute getaway. She seems to be doing much better and I'm hopeful for her.  Anyway the bonus for me was getting to spend 5 days with these adorable little critters.
3.5 week old Chin puppies. OMG, I was in so much love!

I tried to resist holding them as much as possible since it made their little mama nervous.
But seriously, who can resist this face and they fit just perfectly in one of my hands. This little guy will never be a show dog since his markings aren't "breed standard" but his little mustache is so unique. I don't know if Betty has named them yet, but I called him Groucho Marx all week.
Happy Monday!


Madabip said...

I love your posts. You're writing is clear and direct. Your love for A and for your Chins warms my heart. Am always hoping to see "Mel's Way or No Way" in my Google Reader list. I don't comment often, but I read every post. Thank you . . . and happy Halloween!

Madabip said...

Really? "You're"? Do I write for a living? Yes. "Your"!

Blurgh. :)

Mark said...

I keep wanting to take Johnny to Field of Screams here in PA, but Fred says that he's still too young. I can't wait!
Love those puppies!

Jess said...

Get the fuck out with those sweet little puppy pictures!! GAH!! I need me some puppy breath snuggles!!

Ms. Moon said...

Oh my god. Babies. Oh my god.

crystal said...

Um yeah, just the commercials for Scream Town make me almost pee my pants!! Those puppies though, yikes I want to just eat them up!! :)

Mel's Way or No Way said...

Madabip-Thank you so much for such a sweet comment. Please stop by anytime and don't be a stranger. :)

Mark-How old is Johnny? 12? I think that's definitely old enough. Next year for sure.

Jess-Puppy kisses and snuggles...they even coo like pigeons.

Ms. Moon-No matter the species they are adorable at this age.

Crystal- I hate to admit it, but I think I did pee a bit. Oh I hope this doesn't mean I'm getting the old lady bladder! ;)

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The puppies are so cute. Wow.

I once got so scared at a haunted house, I slapped a Frankenstein who walked toward me, and he said, "OWWWWW!" It sort of ruined the whole thing. Laugh.

Love to you and A. Enjoy Halloween. The Viking loves Halloween, too.