We carved 4 jack-o-lanterns over the weekend because we wouldn’t have time during the week.
The vXwife read online that if you soak them in water every day, and spray them with bleach, they’ll keep their good looks for longer.
So on Tuesday night, I’m in the patio in the back yard soaking jack-o-lanterns in a tub. They didn’t all fit at once, so I did more than one round, and at the end of the night one of the “tops” was missing. I just figured I’d left it in some dark corner where I couldn’t see it.
Halloween afternoon I went out to bring the jack-o-lanterns out front. And there are 4 “heads” and zero “tops”.
I go out and look around the yard. I found one top intact, one with a couple of bites out of its edge, one with so much bitten off that it would let too much light out, and one top was completely gone.
We have 2 hounds and a terrier. If you “ask” the hounds to find something by scent, they’ll show you. So I asked them (separately) and they both “said” they left it by the big gate. That must be where they finished the last bite.
My daughter and I saved the day by pinning a witch hat on one jack-o-lantern, and a top hat from a magic set she got for her birthday a few years ago on the other.
The hats got many complements. :) Unfortunately, some teenagers took the top hat at the end of the night. :(
The moral of this story? Don’t make your pumpkin parts both juicy and easy to carry if you have dogs.