Tuesday, October 31, 2006


The Halloween 'spirit' here at the Menagerie has been dampened, both because we've been fighting off illness lately, and because some truly evil person(s) STOLE the jack-o-lanterns which Daniela had carefully and artfully carved (with her new power pumpkin carving tool). We had 3 pumpkins, two of which were carved, and they stole those two, leaving us just one, uncarved and lonely. If there's such a thing as karma, or punishment in an afterlife....

But in the meantime, we captured a bit of video of one of our favorite menagerie-related passtimes: howling. Moose has a very loud, sharp, ear-piercing bark. He also occasionally howls (he is a hound after all). We actively encourage the howling, because it's amusing and less annoying than the barking. Sometimes when all the dogs are barking at some dastardly passerby (no one is allowed to pass by our house without being barked at), the two of us will start howling, and eventually both Lucy and Moose will join in. It's amusing.

So this morning we attempted to coax Moose into doing some howling. You'll hear both of us howling, then, tentatively at first, Moose joining in. Happy Howl-o-ween to all!


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