So, for those of you who weren't visiting last year at this time, I love Halloween. I posted a few of the old Halloween pictures (mostly of the house decorations, but also one of Virgil) as proof below (plus you can see how little Virgil was - he was looking outside at the bubble fog machine). This year I decided it was time to try some Halloween pics of the cats. I have been trying their costumes on them, and well, they aren't thrilled. I am trying to get them used to wearing stuff, at least long enough to get a picture of them. I am also hoping that when we go to get the Halloween stuff this weekend that I can find the kitty Christmas outfits, because I want to make Christmas cards and need a picture of Barney in a costume. He will either be an elf or a reindeer. They weren't thrilled with the Christmas costumes but I was able to get some good pictures (check out this post to see the results) so I am hoping I can get some with the Halloween stuff (Barney has an actual outfit - a bee - it is a little small but fits him - he just won't walk in it - he immediately lays down and tries to get it off).
Also, I wanted to tell a funny story about the Bolt - and I swear this is not some ploy to get you to buy it - they haven't contacted me to sell it up or anything. This is just honest feedback (I am always wary of product talk, because you just never know). I just think this is funny. So, Virgil and Barney are the two that play with it - it makes like laser pointer circles on the floor and they chase it around. When it shuts off, Barney will try to climb up to the thing - I think he wants to turn it back on. I am going to try and film them playing and make it towards the end, to see if he will do it. Anyway, the other day Virgil wanted to play, and I guess no one would play with him, so he climed up the shelves and tried to turn it on (it is a push button so I suppose if he got lucky he could). Now, like I said, I am not saying to buy it or anything, but to me that is a huge endorsement for it being fun - and since about 75% of the cat toys are played with one time and abandoned, that is a big deal for me. Lola is the only one who has any interest in it - Kirzon and Floyd have never been huge into the laser pointers - only play once in a while - but she gets mad at the other two for getting in the way so she doesn't play with it too often.
So once the new computer is here I am hoping to post a video of them playing with it - I have noticed it is harder to see during the day but that may be the light in our living rooms fault.
Anway here are my "yes I am a crazy Halloween lady" pictures - oh, and can I add that I think we only had like 3 kids come by for candy (and you can see the bowls of it in the Virgil picture - yes, those are full sized bars) so they really made out like bandits because we always give at least a couple to each kid. And it was unseasonably warm (I was in a short sleeved shirt, and you can kind of see that the storm door screen is open) and there was even a high school football game at the school which is a block from our house - and still only 3 kids. We may end up scaling back the candy because of it (because I don't really eat it and neither does Brad - we usually split it up to bring to work). So if you are a local kitty and your mom loves candy feel free to stop by when Halloween finally gets here - you will do pretty well!