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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick and Treat

At sunrise this morning, I knew that Halloween was also the first day of our winter. The winds off the Divide were howling, like they do only in winter. Before a gust would hit, I could hear it coming, like a freight train rumbling through the forest. Then, I'd sway under the force of each gust. We sought refuge in the trees, hoping that none would be blown down.
Shyla was giving me the "you are being too serious" look. So, we lightened things up. I'd never ask Shyla to wear a costume, at least not yet, because I think it would scare her. But, wearing a hat is okay with her. An orange hat is perfect for Halloween!

She's doing her "trick" so she got a treat!
After that first trick-and-treat, she was determined to keep doing her trick, every time we stopped.
She was making me laugh with her insistence! Look at those eyes!
After our fun and games in the sunrise light, I pedaled up high while Shyla zig-zagged next to me. Oh my, it is HARD to pedal my snowbike. The huge tires make me tired!

When we arrived on Hug Hill, Shyla wanted more treats. So, I asked her to wear her hat and do her trick!
Happy Halloween!


  1. You are just too darn cute, Shyla! Happy Halloween!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  2. Yellow hat, matching golden eyes, and a wonderful paw held in greetings to us all, Happy Halloween to you all in Co. Jean.

  3. Hahaha-I love her trick! She is so pretty! :)

  4. Happy Halloweenie everyone! Shyla, you look so cute in your hat and we love that you kept waiving hello the whole day. Bet the treats were really yummy.

    Our doorbell has been ringing for hours and we're just going crazy and barking up a storm. We'll be happy when the festivities are over.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  5. she is so flipping adorable! LOVE the wave!

  6. You have to love Shyla's enthusiasm for working for her treats. What a doll in her hat too.


  7. Great doing the trick Shyla, hope you got a great treat! Have a spooktacular day.

  8. We have to agree with Shyla, if I do my trick, you need to treat me:) And she does it so very well AND so cutely.

    Happy Halloween from Camp Spooky Kennel.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Happy Halloween Shyla.

    xo Cinnamon

  10. She's adorable. Happy Halloween!

  11. Shyla you are the cutest pumpkin in the patch.

  12. Shyla you sure look awesome with your hat and wave!

    Happy Halloween,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. DAng those are cute pictures. Hope your back is feeling better on those rides.

  14. Oh Shyla you are adorable with your hat

  15. Golden LOVE it! Woof! Woof! to Shyla's trick, PAWsome. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. Waving right back at ya, Shyla!!

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

  17. Oh my dog, Shyla looks absolutely PRECIOUS in hers hat with her paw up! Her seems like her is doin' so well.
    I hope your back is feelin' betters.


  18. That is just so cute and funny! That hat really gives Shyla a rakish look. I can just picture her stopping and waving every few feet--"Can I have a treat now? Huh? Huh?"

    Susan and Wrigs

  19. She has that trick mastered, that's for sure! Happy Hallowe'en!

  20. Love the hat and the trick! What a great looking dog she is.

  21. I love to read your stories and see your images! Thank you!


  22. Shyla, you are soooooo sooooo cute - Luv Kirra -x-


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