My Pet: It’s Halloween time and Abbie Hunter is going trick-or-treating

Abbie Hunter

Abbie Hunter - Credit: Archant

Halloween is a time of year for little urchins.

They knock on doors dressed as ghosts and ghouls and demand sweets.

My human person Matt used to be one of them but now he is much better behaved.

The terror children can unleash on homes is something I often speak about with my canine friends.

Margot the dalmatian from Milden and Frank the labrador from Leiston both agree with me – it’s time for us dogs to stand up and be counted.


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We decided that we should go on our own spooky trip to homes across Suffolk, only this time it won’t be Percy Pig sweets that’s wanted, we prefer Pedigree Chum!

Frank’s approach is just to ask for food but Margot and I believe we should try and talk to the householder’s pets about their own Halloween experiences.

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At least when we say “trick or treat” we won’t be humiliated into lifting a paw or balancing a meaty morsel on our nose just for fun!

For our fancy dress, Margot wants to use her black spots as the start of multiple spiders’ webs to be designed across her coat. With my white coat I could easily go as a ghost!

Frank’s black colouring means he should go as Dracula, and with his teeth, he won’t need any fangs.

When taking a break from watching several scary films this week I’ve been reading correspondence from some of my readers.

Amber Harry, an 11-year-old corgi-German shepherd from Felixstowe has written in. She says fireworks don’t frighten her but do make her bark even more than normal.

She hasn’t commented on Halloween but I think her bold personality could add a lot to my circle of chums.

I may have to pick up the dog and bone and see if she wants to go on one of our chilling trips to towns and villages. With her German shepherd heritage I’m sure we’ll get along just fine.

If any other dogs or even their owners would like to write in, email matt.hunter@archant.co.uk or write to 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN

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