Saturday, October 31, 2009
Then on top of everything else, Mom is giving away all this yummy-smelling candy, but she won't give any to us dogs because it has chocolate in it, which is POISONOUS to dogs, as I told you before. And we don't even know where all these children come from because they don't live in our neighborhood, but they arrive in vans and cars, and they all want candy, and even though they come with their moms and dads, who tell them to say "Thank you," it still makes you wonder why they don't have any candy in their own neighborhood.
So that's why we don't like Halloween. But I will just say that at least Mom doesn't make any of us dogs wear costumes, because that would be SO humiliating! Some people make their dogs wear costumes, and some dogs have actually told me they don't mind doing this, but I would hate it if I had to wear some dorky costume. Which is why I am glad that I have such a nice mom who doesn't do that kind of abusive stuff to her dogs!
Some people in our neighborhood put up a whole bunch of decorations for Halloween, but we don't do that. At the house in the next block, there is a great big cemetery in their yard. I've posted a couple of pictures of it. I have to tell you a secret, though. This cemetery is not real! If it were real, all the dogs in town would be there, eating the bones of the skeletons, but the bones are all plastic, so they are not good to eat.
Well, now I will tell you about something even scarier than Halloween. It's about Mel. He had to go visit Dr. Patricia yesterday, which is always scary. The reason why Mel had to go there is because he got a boo-boo between his toes. Here's a picture of it:
Mom thought maybe it was something called an interdigital cyst, which is vet-speak for "a growth between the toes." But Dr. Patricia said it wasn't that. She thinks it is probably just a regular boo-boo that Mel got somehow, and the reason it hasn't healed up is because he keeps licking it. So now he has to wear a Bite-Not Collar for a WHOLE WEEK so that he won't lick his foot. After that, if his owie heals up, we'll know it was just a regular owie, but if it doesn't heal up, it might be Cancer. And how's THAT for scary?