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Happy Halloween from Pepper and Me


Pepper wanted to carve a pumpkin.  I told her, “No, you’re only 4 months old.  I don’t think you’re ready for that.”  For a moment, her spirits sank and her head hung low.  Then she looked at me with those puppy dog eyes and said in her most humble voice, “I know I am only a small black puppy of uncertain parentage, but I think I can do it.”  Well, she played me like a fiddle.  Bringing in her parentage like that.  Looking at me with those puppy dog eyes.  How could I refuse?

Now I have to apologize.  Nice kitty pumpkin, Pepper!  I’m sorry I doubted you.  Happy Halloween to all, from Pepper and me!  And cheers to a pup who thinks she can.




  1. What a cutie! Happy Halloween to you and your gang!

  2. Cute! Happy Halloween as well as Dia de Los Muerte!

  3. Beautiful photo!! Cute Pepper!

  4. This makes me chuckle and smile! Thanks for sharing–

  5. Nice job Pepper! Thanks for the witty post and pictures. Happy Halloween…we miss you!

  6. Oh my goodness that sweet baby is adorable!! And what a great pic of the two of you! Love it!

  7. Adorable picture of you both, Jen! Love this. Sonny Hawks wishes Pepper Puryear a good Hallow’s Eve!

  8. Well, did Pepper show you a thing or two? How adorable- pix and article!

  9. Thanks for your cute comment, Mom! xo

  10. Oh my gosh, I love the happy picture of you two! And very impressed with Pepper’s pumpkin and hope she didn’t celebrate by tearing into a bag of Peppermint Patties or 100 Grand after!

  11. ADORABLE!!!! Love it, Jennifer.

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