Monday, October 31, 2011

HOWL-O-Ween Pawty…………by Deb of Howlin' Hounds

Over the years, beginning in 1993 till now, I've been "Mom" to nine rescued Basset Hounds.
Each one that now resides at the Bridge, has left their paw print on my heart, and taken a piece of it with them. They've also left behind a wealth of funny stories.  This is one of my favorites.  Sophie and Mabel are both gone now, but will never be forgotten.
It was several years ago, a few days after Halloween. We had a bowlful of hard candy left over from Trick or Treaters....lollipops, tootsie pops, blow pops, jolly ranchers...that sort of thing.
Hubby and I went out for dinner thinking the candy bowl was far enough back on the counter that neither Sophie nor Mabel could get it.
Wrong! When we returned home, my jaw dropped, and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, when both dogs greeted us at the door completely covered in candy bits, wagging their tails proudly!  It was all over their faces, their ears, paws, bellies, and even in their armpits.  Wrappers and lollipop sticks were scattered from one end of the house to the other.

Then, as I stood there in a total state of shock, Mabel waddled off to the living room, then soon returned, and placed one absolutely pristine Charms Blow Pop at my feet, then looked up at me as only Mabel could, with an expression that said, "I saved one for you, Mom." All I could do was cry and give her a great big hug!

Submitted by Deb of Howlin’ Hounds, an online studio on ArtFire where she specializes in making fabric snoods for dogs, as well as useful accessories for people. Deb is a life-long dog lover and loves to sew, a great combo for expressing her creative talents. Deb is also an active member of the Crafting for Animals Guild on ArtFire which works together to help homeless and abused animals everywhere.


Debra - Sew Bizzy Gifts said...

Very cute and funny story! Our pets are very smart critters! And they aim to please...and love to share with their human pals! Thanks for writing this entertaining post for the guild's blog!

Fisher and Staff said...

I loved your story and had to get teary eyed over the saved Blow Pop. If you haven't done it yet, I would like to encourage you to write a book about your incredible experiences with Mabel and the rest of the dogs.

Creative Critters said...

That is just so funny! How sweet that Mabel even saved you some candy- LOL! Animals are just so wonderful, even when they're being naughty! ;-)

Kanweienea Kreations said...

Oh my, what a funny story :)
Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Loved it! So funny!