Two trunk or treats and a dog playdate

@shaggin (27050)
United States
October 29, 2017 9:41am CST
My kids love dressing up for Halloween so they like to go to a lot of Halloween events. Friday night we went to a trunk or treat at a church. Saturday at 1pm we went to an ice cream shop that was having a Halloween event. They had some games, raffles, free ice cream and a trunk or treat. The best part was a little pony with a cowgirl hat on and decorations on her legs. The photo I posted I took of decorations there and edited. We went and got some groceries and my son spent some of his birthday money at Toys R Us. At 5 there was another big trunk or treat at the YMCA that was $1 donation per child. When we got home my ex asked if we wanted company. He brought his son and dog over and spent the night. His dog turned one yesterday so I gave her some treats. The puppy was terrified of her at first. She yelped and ran out of the room and wet on the carpet. I can see why really as the puppy has probably never seen a dog so big with her mother being small. My puppy is a little bigger then his dogs head lol. Once they adjusted they played together a bit and it was really cute. His dogs paws are big and heavy so that was more of a worry then her biting. Her tongue hangs out as she pants all the time and the puppy kept biting at it. I found a fully engorged tick in the living room this morning that I assume must have been on his dog :( Ticks are so bad here right now I flick a few a day off us just from my yard. I had a nice weekend and even though it’s not over yet it feels like it is as I have so much to do.
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@jaboUK (50778)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct
It sounds as if your family makes the most of Halloween. Yuck to the ticks
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
It was my late husbands favorite holiday. Its awesome my kids enjoy it so much as well.
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@andriaperry (33378)
• Anniston, Alabama
29 Oct
Sounds like a fun time you had.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
I had a wonderful weekend. I hope yours was good as well.
@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
29 Oct
Sounds like you and your family had a great weekend.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
My son was upset that my ex was staying the night so he went to bed over tired and miserable and woke up the same way but otherwise the weekend was wonderful and my son even did great catching up on his school work today!
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
30 Oct
@shaggin Oh that is great to hear that he got caught up on his school work. Sorry he was upset though.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
1 Nov
More towns are holding Halloween events. Our town held an event at the firehouse with fireworks. Sounds like a fun time for you. A large tick like that isn't a deer tick, but gross just the same.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
2 Nov
It was full of blood is why the tick looked so large. They are so disgusting. That is neat they had fireworks in your town for Halloween. I saw an event about an hour from me that was doing them as well but we didn’t go to it and it was the first time I had heard of fireworks on Halloween.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
2 Nov
@shaggin My dog used to get those ticks. I had an all white kitchen and stepped on one. Omg!!! Blood all over everything. So gross! I suppose the fireworks were to help keep the kids off the streets.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
2 Nov
@DianneN Ick my son asked if it would pop if we squeezed it so now I have an answer for him lol
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@LadyDuck (122502)
• Switzerland
30 Oct
Poor puppy, he had a scary moment with that big dog. I am glad your son had fun.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
1 Nov
She is very nervous with new people and new animals but she does better then that usually. This was full on pain mode the equivalent with two days as it would be for humans to run away from a murderer lol
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@LadyDuck (122502)
• Switzerland
1 Nov
@shaggin I can imagine the puppy was stressed.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
1 Nov
@LadyDuck It was so funny I keep giggling thinking about it. I so wish I had it on video to share.
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
29 Oct
Sounds like a really great weekend. What did the kids dress up as?
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
My son was a skeleton/evil pumpkin guy. He wanted it as it squeezed blood through the costume but after the first use it quit working so he is bummed about it.
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
30 Oct
@shaggin aww that stinks! What is he going to do about halloween now
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
31 Oct
@Courtlynn I cut off the pump part and tied off and taped the tubes so it won't work then he can still use it! We will know not to waste money on a costume like that again!
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@paigea (21252)
• Canada
29 Oct
That sounds like an enjoyable, busy weekend. I am picturing the puppy nipping atvthe dog's tongue
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
It was really funny as the puppy is so fast she nips and retreats and was bouncing all over the couch. The bigger dog would get tired and just put her paws on the little one to hold her still like okay time out little one. We all got a pretty good chuckle out of watching it.
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@paigea (21252)
• Canada
30 Oct
@shaggin They can be so entertaining. I love your picture!
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
31 Oct
@paigea Thank you :) Your the first one to say anything about the photo!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Nov
Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend, tick aside. It is great you all enjoyed Halloween to the fullest.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
15 Nov
There was a half filled tick between my puppies toes I had to pull off a few days ago. I hate them they are so disgusting.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
@shaggin Yes, they are disgusting,I am happy you saw it and got it off your little pup.
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@Shellyann36 (8598)
• United States
14 Nov
Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Glad you had fun. I see the ex-bf is flip-flopping again. MEN!!!
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
14 Nov
The ex wants a certain thing and I am not willing. He said it takes more then over night to be boyfriend and girlfriend well its been since August this has been going on so I don't consider that overnight at all. I see it as he wants the milk without buying the cow and I'm sick ot his commitment issues.
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• United States
16 Nov
@shaggin Yep he is certainly not wanting to buy the cow but wants to enjoy that tall glass of milk. You have to put your foot down.
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
29 Oct
A great weekend! Nice! Enjoy!
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
Thank you very much. I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!
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• Germany
30 Oct
@shaggin Welcome! Yes had a great weekend mylotting!
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@Tina30219 (26314)
• Onaway, Michigan
29 Oct
Sounds like you had a fun day we went to a party and bar see my post for the picture of our costumes
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
Hmm I thought I saw your most recent post but it did not have a photo so I will go look for this costume post :)
@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
Poor puppy! I guess at the start she felt a bit overwhelmed by the big dog.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
1 Nov
She is so small and has probably never seen another dog so large before so I can understand that initial fear.. like a grizzly bear suddenly walking into my home how I would run screaming too ha ha
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@Corbin5 (82104)
• United States
29 Oct
So glad the two dogs finally played a bit. We have found a tick or two on Molly this season.
@shaggin (27050)
• United States
30 Oct
So far I have only had one tick attached to me that had to be pulled off. No one else nor the animals have had any on them that I have seen thankfully. I flick a few off each day lately the ticks are just everywhere right now!
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@Shellyann36 (8598)
• United States
14 Nov
Sounds like you all had fun. What a nice way to spend the weekend.