Sometimes it just doesn't pay to try and spice up your Halloween decor, not when there's Terrorist squirrels on the loose.
Halloween is a cool holiday. Love the candy, love the costumes. I always put up decorations to make sure that the kids know my house is open for business on Halloween. This year I decided to add a little fall flavor to the usual displays. I bought a nice selection of mums, pumpkins and gourds and a hay bale. I had no idea what to do with any of it, but I fashioned sort of an alter to fall with all the stuff. It looked pretty good for my first attempt. Sat a little witch right in the middle of it all to scare off invaders.
But that witch was no match for the Squirrel Terrorists residing in the front yard. They began devouring the pumpkins first. Ate half of one before I realized what had struck. I prettied things up as best I could, then THE WIND came. Everything went flying, including my Craig's List papasan chair..right on top of the fall alter. But once again I straightened things up. But the terrorists struck again, devouring the rest of the pumpkin and knocking over the mums. Then THE RAIN came. Things did not look pretty. But after I was sure things had dried up I repaired my fall masterpiece. Why did I bother?
As I left the house this afternoon, I spotted the Terrorist digging a tunnel through my prettiest gourd.
I've given up and now think of my display as a wildlife preserve.