It just occurred to me that I am surrounded by ghoulish pets (and ex-pets).
First there is the black cat in the basket next to my laptop who I have long known to be possessed by the devil. Then there is Dog Four at my feet, who just had a growth removed from her head and now looks a bit like Frankenstein.
To my left is my latest crochet project – a recreation of the deformed, quickly deceased chick I hatched in an incubator. His bulging right eye earned him the name Quasimodo. (I made this stuffed animal at the specific request of my sister, who will then give me back the evil bat I made in summer.)
And finally, just outside my office door are the three dead and dried out creatures we discovered while cleaning out our basement yesterday.
It also just occurred to me that it is October 31st and therefore a good day to share all of this with you.
Happy Halloween, everyone!