A Halloween GiftWhen my daughter was about three-years old, my mother-in-law made a Halloween decoration for us. It stood the same height as my daughter at the time, and it looks just like a wee girl in a ghost costume. A sheet with black circles for eyes appears to be draped over a head and upper torso, with toddler-sized floral sweatpants peeking out below. This little statue decoration stands sturdily on a small pair of little sneakers with pink and purple laces, and carries a burlap sack of candy with the words Trick or Treat printed on it. My daughter instantly adored this little ghost girl, and I have put it on display every October since we received it.
|Our friendly little ghost girl|
Hiss and spitA six-week old kitten joined our family one year in May - and it grew up to be the cat you see in many of the photos on this blog. The first Halloween after our kitten came to live with us, I set out the little ghost girl as usual. Suddenly, our young cat barreled right at it, hissing and spitting - very clearly upset and thinking it was an invader and ready to do battle. We watched him become mystified, then embarrassed, then nonchalant, as only a cat can.
Even after seeing this little ghost every fall for many years, our cat still has a moment of concern, when I set it out at the beginning of the season.
|These photos were taken immediately after the ghost girl came out of the box this year.|
|Our cat - after realizing the ghost girl is not real, and trying to pretend he was never worried!|
Has a decoration ever frightened any of your pets?