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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Agasped au naturelle goat mask, not available in a store near you

I am one of those people that feels that Halloween has been tarnished by adults and the advertisers that have created an empire of really tacky outfits and masks. Call me an old fart, but my mom made our costumes, darn it. And we made real popcorn balls too, and our candy bags were pillow cases, and yea, we went out in gangs of five year olds - in the dark - and walked for maybe 20 or 30 miles to gather candy. It's my childhood, I tell it like it is.

Since I don't have children, I take great pride in passing down the importance of being a self entertaining unit to the barnyard gang.

"If you want to celebrate Halloween, you need to make your own costumes - I can help, but it has to be your idea and we use natural or home made materials. And no fake blood." I told a few of the goats this weekend.

Stevie glanced at me with confidence.

"I don't need any materials. I am going as an Agasped Goat and I have been practicing by looking at myself in the water bucket," he said, as he then gave me his Halloween face.

The Head Troll didn't budge, but little Hazel, the smallest remaining barn cat, fled to her hay bales. Stevie was proud, but as I walked away I heard him consoling Hazel,

"It's just for one night, don't be scared,I'm hoping to freak out the rams,just once," he said to the tiny cat.

Stevie is handicapped for life due to neglect, but was saved by Sanctuary One where we adopted him. He gives kisses. Read more posts on him or sponsor him.


Artista said...

The first picture honestly looks like the scoundrel Flynn Ryder in TANGLED. "I will now give you the "smolder"". Such personalities!

Sharon Stanley said...

yep...all homemade/thrown together costumes in my past (and present)...none so perfect as this one though...

Unknown said...

I love halloween and agree, home-made or nothing! We used to roam the streets of our neighborhood from dusk to late on the fabulous night, toting our bags of candy and howling at the moon! Stevie's costume is very gasp-worthy. -best wishes for a happy halloween, sus

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween to all your critters. It's good to instill these down-to-earth values in them. Stevie's Halloween look is adorable.

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