Friday, October 9, 2015

Our Halloween Spooktacular is Creeping Up on Us

   If you have visited any of the big box retailers over the past week, you might be under the impression that the next holiday will be Christmas. It seems that each year the Christmas sales start earlier. The truth is that one of my favorite holidays is coming in only three weeks! I love Halloween. As a child, our neighborhood came alive with ghosts and goblins. There was no fear of anyone poisoning candy or putting razor blades in apples. It was a more innocent time. As an adult in the 1980’s B.C. (Before Children), we used to have a huge costume party each Halloween. When our children were young, the focus of the day was once again turned back to trick or treating fun.
 Our neighborhood has always been incredibly busy on Halloween. It made for a magical time with our children. It was not unusual to count several hundred trick or treaters visiting our home. We always dressed up and had a great time handing out candy. At one time during the 90’s a Domino’s Pizza truck set up on the corner and sold pizza! Now that most of the children in the neighborhood are grown and have moved away, the crowd has gotten smaller. I still wouldn’t attempt to drive out of the neighborhood after 6:00 p.m., because the streets are still crazy crowded with trick or treaters and cars are lining both sides of the streets. I miss the days when our kids were small and the magic still filled the night.
Halloween Spooktacular badge with cute goblins
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   That is the reason that I want to bring that magic to you. This year I have asked Sugar the Golden Retriever to join me in hosting my annual Halloween Spooktacular! We will co-host a blog hop beginning Friday, October 30 thru Sunday, November 1st. It is a chance for bloggers to share their best Halloween posts in one fun place. To add to the excitement, Dr. Harvey’s has agreed to give away a Spooktacular Halloween Prize Package! I promise there is no trick only treats. You can enter more than one post and we will randomly select one post to win. No voting is required.
Mark your calendars now.
Don’t miss this frightfully fun
Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop!
To help you get in the spirit of the season, here are
The Returns in our very own Monster Mash.
In case you missed it, Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
posted a review of The Returns 2~Showstoppers.

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Today is the Pet Parade Blog Hop!  Join the fun with Rascal and RoccoBionic Basil’s BlogLove is being owned by a Husky, and me to celebrate.  Grab our badge and hop along! 

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  1. Oh fun! We love Halloween.
    It is pretty lame I haven't written any Halloween posts yet. I have to get on this.

  2. OH this sounds like funs. They don't do much for Halloween here so I'll be glad to join in your funs!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. it is funny - Mom has always heard and seen on TV all the hoopla about halloween but in all the years she has lived here they have never lived in a place where there are many trick a treaters - most years they never see any.

  4. Yin has the purrfect costume for Halloween, she will come as a Black Cat.

  5. Halloween is my husband's favourite holiday. Unfortunately we live in the country and get no trick or treaters. This year to make it more fun we are going to go to my sister's to see my 16 month old niece go trick or treating!

  6. This sounds like so much fun! Mom always waits for the last minute to figure out our costumes, hopefully this year will be different! BOL!

  7. Halloween os only the last few years becoming popular here in Australia..but i do notice already Christmas stuff THAT is spooky to me :) Loves Bev xx

  8. What a fun idea a pet Halloween blog hop! I can't wait to see the photos being shared :)

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  9. Wow, this will be so much fun! Gotta love halloweener. BOL I'll be joining in and I'll get this added to the BCCalendar too. Thanks bunches for hosting!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  10. Sounds like a fun blog hop!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  11. Sounds like a howling scary event! I will see if I can come up with something.

  12. It's a scary time of year
    Lily & Edward

  13. Sounds like fun!! We will get ready :)

  14. Because we live out of town the only Trick or Treaters we get are the grandkids. Mom remembers the old days of going all over the neighborhood, kids everywhere on the streets.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. I know just what you mean, Halloween was so wonderful when we were kids! The entire neighborhood was crawling with trick or treaters and no one feared any wrong-doing. These days we don't even get any trick or treaters ) -; I can't wait for your Spooktacular blog hop! I actually have two posts I'd love to include, one from last year and a new one I'm working on now - is that ok? Thanks for including a link to my review of your wonderful book!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  16. How exciting for Howl-O-Ween! Can't wait!

  17. Me and Stanley love Howloween cuz all these kids ring our doorbell!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. This sounds like fun! We don't usually like wearing costumes and stuff, but we might make an exception for this.

  19. LOVE it! It's been a while since we created a JibJab video .. have to check it out again :-) We can't wait for our Halloween blog hop. Going to set-up some photography this weekend. Golden Woofs

  20. So excited about the Spooktacular hop! Halloween is my human mommy's all-time favorite holiday. She's bummed that she'll have to miss the first trick-or-treat night in our new neighborhood because she has some silly grownup event to attend. Your hop will give her a great taste of the ghoully goblinny fun! (I think I just made up a couple of words there!)

  21. What a great idea! Halloween can be so much fun!

  22. I agree...Halloween was so much more fun when the kids were around!! We live in a rural area so we do not get any trick or treaters. I miss going to my parents house to hand out candy...they used to have TONS of kids!! Maybe this year I will volunteer to hand out the goods at my daughter's house! Sounds like a fun blog hop!

  23. Fun!! Mom will put the badge on our side bar so we don't furgets ;)

  24. We'll have to see if we can come up with something for the hop - it sounds like fun!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  25. That was so much fun!! I'll see if I can get Shasta to wear his pumpkin (hand me down from Harley) costume. Last year when I tried he wouldn't move and just sat in one place. :-)


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