On this the final day of my October Photo Challenge, Tallulah Bee and I wish you a very Happy HALLOWEEN! We hope it’s been absolutely BEE–utiful. And I thank you so very much for joining me through this month of photo challenges. I buzzed with excitement from Day 1 to Day 31, and I hope you did too. It was so much fun sharing a few of my tricks and hopefully a treat or two with you. Cheers!
The end! 😉
Why oh why did some human include HALLOWEEN THROWBACK in the October Photo Challenge? This one goes way back to 2013 when I met our little trick-or-treaters dressed as a hula girl. Despite my complete humiliation–and my inability to fill out that top–I somehow managed to strike a dignified pose. Tomorrow I’ll be attending a Halloween party at Children’s Hospital New Orleans . . . and Mommy says that I’ll be reprising my role as a hula girl. Only those sweet children at the hospital could get me back into this costume!
Tomorrow is the final day in my October Photo Challenge. Any guesses what Tallulah and I are going to be for Halloween 2017? You’ll find out tomorrow. 🙂
We sent my human daddy out to do the PUMPKIN shopping this year. I don’t know about you, but I think he smashed it. (That’s a little reference to the alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. I have very eclectic musical tastes, especially for a Golden Retriever.) Tomorrow evening we’ll carve the big pumpkin in the back in anticipation of all the ghouls and goblins who will come trick or treating at our house Halloween evening. Tallulah and I are really looking forward to the carving because rumor has it that we just might get a little taste of pumpkin. Yum!
The final two days of the October Photo Challenge will involve costumes for me. Why oh why couldn’t October have had only 29 days?
Tallulah and I would like to welcome you to our FAVORITE PLACE. There are a lot of places we love visiting, but our absolute favorite place to be is right at our very own gate. From this point, we can observe all of our neighborhood’s activities . . . and we have a pretty active neighborhood. Morning and afternoon we watch the school buses that bring eager little students to our neighborhood school, and we get some special love from the children who walk to and from the school. We observe the ‘hood cats out on their rounds to rid the area of various vermin. Mommy is especially appreciative of those cats. We greet humans and dogs on their daily walks. Sometimes Tallulah is a bit too “eager” with her greetings, but we’re working on that. We even make aerial observations from our gate. We keep an eye on the squirrels that visit the palm tree just beyond our gate . . . and, unfortunately, just beyond our reach. And we gaze at the fighter jets from the air base just across the Mississippi River as they practice maneuvers that we hope they never need to use. But mostly Tallulah and I rest our heads on that little bar at the base of our gate. And we may or may not spend most of our time dozing. 😉
Where is your favorite place, and what do you enjoy doing when you’re there?
When my human mommy planned this FUN EVENT for our Friday morning, she had absolutely no idea just how fun it would be. Tallulah and I went bobbing for apples. This was so exciting that a single photo could not possibly portray it. So I present to you a series of photos depicting Tallulah’s excellent apple bobbing skills. Mommy says that if the American Kennel Club gave ribbons for apple bobbing, Rhythm’s Tallulah Bee for Harper Lee would be an AKC Apple Bobbing Champion.
A note for Harper Lee’s Mommy: I was so stunned by Harper Lee and Tallulah’s apple bobbing skills, not to mention their absolute joy at going after the apples again and again and then finally sitting down to devour their prey. And, by the way, apples have a number of health benefits. We’re all for good healthy fun at our house. If your dog hasn’t bobbed for apples yet, I highly recommend this experience. Hope your weekend is filled with fun events. Cheers!
Tallulah and I are big drinkers. Oh, not like that. Our DRINK of choice is water. Tallulah likes hers on the rocks. I’m a straight up kind of girl. We’re very respectful of each other when it comes to food. Tallulah eats on one mat and I eat on another about two feet away. Only after I’m completely finished with my food does Tallulah venture over to lick my dinner bowl. But when it comes to drinking, you’ll often find us side-by-side over one bowl. It’s nice to have a drinking buddy.
My human mommy is super excited about tomorrow’s fun event . . . even though she has absolutely no idea whether or not it will work out. Wish us luck!
Last night, Tallulah and I accompanied our humans on a little stroll to see Ghost Manor. Let me take just a moment to state the obvious: My family really, really needs to step up its SELFIE game. Can you believe that we took literally dozens of selfies and this is the best we have to offer? This selfie is, as the kids would say, definitely not on fleek. But it got just a little embarrassing to continue the attempts as the crowds milled about, so this is what you get. Selfie failure aside, Ghost Manor at night was even better than I’d imagined when we visited a couple of weeks ago in the daytime. (Click here to refresh your memory.) The skeleton quartet serenaded us from the porch. A beautiful lady danced in an upstairs room . . . before she was consumed by flames. And all the while giant eyeballs peered down on us from above. Creepy!
OK, friends, we really need your help. What are your best secrets to capturing the perfect selfie?