Mum, what’s that?
That’s a pumpkin.
What does it taste like? Does it taste like feet?
I’m not sure.
I got my first ever pumpkin on Saturday (well, actually, I got two, but that’s for later). I’ve never had a pumpkin before, or tasted one or even touched one, so when I was thinking of the Halloween photos for this year, and I was in a supermarket which had quite a few nice ones, I decided to buy a couple. They cost quite a bit more than I thought they would. Now I was left with two huge pumpkins, and the only thing I could do with them was take photos of the dogs.
First up, Ben:
Ben was quite difficult to motivate, even with a box full of biscuit bones. At first, he was too scared to jump up onto the bale that I had so lovingly placed in front of a bush and adorned with two over-expensive pumpkins. I took me a good ten minutes to encourage him to jump up, and even then it was only because I removed a pumpkin. Ben himself had never seen a pumpkin before, and at first he was scared of them, then he was acceptable of them, and then he decided to eat them. I suppose you could call it progression.
Hey, Pip, they do taste like feet!
You know what Ben, the stalks probably do.
The next dog I brought to the stage was 10-week-old Pip. She was very enthusiastic.
But soon came round, and started posing for the camera. Very cute photo.
Pip’s sit/stay is improving by the day, and she is coming along well in her “camera training”. She can sit for a long time now, but looking at the camera is still an issue, but one that will resolve itself in time. I hope.
Last, but not least, was Sheila. Her motivation was her ball.
I hear that you have a ball. Is this correct?
Anyone for pumpkin soup?
PS. Do you like our new Halloween look?