The Hallowe’en Dogs Of War
Yes, it’s that time of the year when Americans inexplicably choose to humiliate their pets by dressing them up in Hallowe’en costumes, but I have to admit that some are pretty funny.
We’ve never quite grasped the whole Hallowe’en shoppertunity here in England, because of the event’s late arrival so close to our more political dark night, Guy Fawkes’ Night, which is now losing ground to the Orange & Black Plastic Bucket Sales Device.
And it seemed my old neighbourhood kid misunderstood the Trick or Treat thing. One night I opened my front door to be confronted by two (uncostumed) children who said; ‘Give us some money or we’ll break your windows.’ When I explained the correct procedure to them, they were all ‘Yeah, whatever’, and went off to frighten someone else. Nice.