Thursday, November 1, 2012

A short Halloween tail*

*intentionally, so... as this story involves (surprise, surprise!) my cat.
Just wanted to pop in and share a story from trick-or-treating last night.
Not me, the kids that came to our house.. duh.
Anyway, we have a plate glass front when the weather is nice (anything above 50) we leave it open and TJ relishes sitting on the rug and staring out the door. Imagine his confusion last night after a few weeks of closed door when I turned on all the lights in the house and then flung the door open.
He wasn't really sure what to think about the trick-or-treaters. Sometimes he'd run, sometimes he'd creep up and try to stick his head out the door. So as not to look crazy pantomiming "NO. HEY. STOPPIT!" while handing out candy (since TJ wasn't visible to the kids whilst creeping) I would just step out onto the step and close the door behind me.
It's not like I don't know I have a cat, but every time I would be dropping candy into pumpkins and a kid would go slack jawed, and start pointing through the door, I'd get confused. Until they said "kitty!" and asked what his name was.
Well, it was later in the night, and M's friend Brady and my friend Molly were over.. we were eating chips and nacho dip and watching Hocus Pocus and chatting when one last straggler kid came to the front door.
The most adorable little boy dressed like a transformer.
I could see them come to the door before M, since I was on the couch, so I told M "there's a kid here" and made him get up. (Hey, I'd done it all night while he made dinner). In that time M is walking to the door, TJ charges towards the door and scares the daylights out of the kid, who jumps. which then scares TJ so TJ jumps, and skirts out of his view. We're all just dying laughing.
The best part, and maybe none of you will find this at all amusing, but M comes back in side and tells us the 2 kids and parent (who was standing back by the sidewalk) didn't speak any english, they were hispanic.
But when TJ charged and the kid jumped, the only thing that the dad said after letting out a short chuckle was,
"El gato."
I just LOST IT. I have no idea why I find that so funny, but I do. Thinking about it now just cracks me up. Whole night of kids oogling the cat, and that one line just gets me.
Anyway, hope you all had fun handing out candy, or trick or treating with the kids last night!
M and I have a wedding this weekend that I'll be sure to try to take photos of..and then if we get back in time Sunday, I have a home decor project I'd like to share! I have half of it done, but need to return to Home Depot to get something else. ;-)


  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG. That's so funny. :) :) :)

  2. HAHAHA! I can totally see why you're tickled by that!

  3. Cute story! TJ seems much better equipped to handle those cute TOTers than my canines. Apple and Bobo went ape for the first one so I decide to be a Halloween scrooge and shut off the light. And then proceed to eat my weight in candy.