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PETS GONE WILD   Oh the Absurdity!

Started 5/7/18 by Dot (aussieDot1); 107492 views.
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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

Hoppy & Mia Continue Helping With Anabel’s Tasks

Anabel thanked Hoppy Tiger and Mia Meow for their assistance. She kept the Torch and the Golden Watermark. She told the pets that they could keep the chests. Hoppy thanked her and said they would be off to complete the other tasks.

They stopped at the Castle Gates and looked at the Birdcage. The large Redblrd in the cage did not look friendly. "Psst!" whispered the cherub in the Broken Well. "Here use this to distract him." She handed Hoppy a Shard of Soul. Hoppy put the crystal in the lock. It glistened in the sun sending out a shower of colours. While the Redbird was mesmerized, Hoppy quickly searched the area. All he found was a Rusty Cage. He hoped Anabel would be satisfied with it. He did not want tangle with that big bird.

Mia and Hoppy continued on their way. Through the Castle Entry and the Throne Hall they went. Cautiously they moved through the Dungeon of the Cursed and breathed a sigh of relief when they dropped down into the Underground Grotto. With no Arabella Scales the place seemed deserted to Hoppy. They did spy 2 rusty chests in the A-frame hut though.

The duo headed for the Stone Bowl. After asking permission from the resident mermaid, Hoppy & Mia looked carefully through the Stone Bowl. They found a square crystal. "That's called Stability," said the mermaid. Hoppy thanked her.

"Now all we have to do is find the Wizard's Ball," remarked Hoppy. "Try the Pirate Ship over on Mirror Lake ," commented the mermaid. Calling their appreciation, Hoppy and Mia hurried to Mirror Lake.

"What a mess!" hissed Ma. So they tidied up as they looked for the Wizard's Ball. But they did not find it. Though they did find 2 silver chests. They were about to leave when the crab yelled "Catch!" and lobbed a ball at them. A Wizard's Ball.

Nodding their thanks, the duo raced back to Anabel at the Dark Tower Gates. Stone Bowl, Birdcage and Wizard's Ball done! Anabel was very happy and gave each of the pets a gold chest.

Tired but thrilled with their chests (1 gold, 2 silver & 1 rusty for Mia and 1gold, 1 silver & 2 rusty chests for Hoppy), the duo headed home.

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

Helping Henry (Part 1)

Hoppy Tiger and Mia Meow had helped one friend. That still left 4 more friends to help.
Ursula Bear and Jackson Jack-in-a-Box decided to see if Henry the Archaeologist wanted help. "Me, too! Me, too!" cried Alvin Penguin and he dashed off after the other two.

Cora Crocodile, Sybil Sea Serpent and Happy Turtle thought they would head for the Harbour. Have a little dip in the ocean and perhaps help the Light-House Keeper.

The rest of the pets were still thinking.

At Ice Rock, Ursula found Henry in a temper. "It is just too much work," he muttered. He was looking at the list of tasks the Midnight Castle Council wanted him to do. "How am I to get my other tasks done?" "Can we help?" Ursula asked in an Apprehensive Tone. Henry whirled around and shouted "Yes!" when he spotted the pets. "I need to go to the Mystery Chamber and examine the Tree of Knowledge and find out what's in the Secret Slab. Here is a list of things that need to be done while I am away." He handed the list to Ursula and raced off. The pets read the list.

Check out the Winter Idol.
Give the Ice Monster a good look.

It seemed easy enough but no-one saw the Crafty Leprechaun peeking out from behind the tree.

They consulted the list. Ursula Bear said she would take care of the Winter Idol so Alvin Penguin and Jackson (Jack for short) Jack-in-a-Box headed towards the Ice Monster.

While the pets had been consulting (prior to heading off to their tasks), the Crafty Leprechaun crept up to the Winter Idol. There he stood in the supplicant pose of an Idol Worshipper. Waiting.

Now the hapless duo of Alvin and Jack had heard stories of what a Bloodthirsty Idol the Ice Monster was. They were shaking in their 'boots' as they approached the Ice Monster. Then they gathered their Strength and Courage and faced the Ice Monster. Now their task was to give the Ice Monster a good look. So that is what they did - literally. They stood and gave him an Attentive Stare. The Ice Monster could not work what the pair were doing. So he asked. When they told him, he started to chuckle. They were supposed to 'look' for items, not stare at him. The air around the clueless duo got cold and the Ice Breath of the Ice Monster started misting. Jack started waving his arms around to clear the mist. The Ice Monster laughed harder. Alvin stepped on an icicle and went for a slide. "Wheee!" he called. Then they heard a Piercing Shriek. The duo needed to go. The Ice Monster had enjoyed himself so much that he gave each of the pets a gold chest.

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Helping Henry (Part 2)

Meanwhile Ursula ambled over to the Winter Idol. Her task was "To check out the Winter Idol". It was making a funny grinding noise. She looked around for the Mask of Wisdom & the Devil's Glove - both of which were needed to open the idol. As she reached for the Mask of Wisdom, the Crafty Leprechaun raised his head. He had donned the Predator Head mask. He gave a scary Ringing Laugh. Poor Ursula got the fright of her life. She gave a Piercing Shriek and covered her eyes with her paws. The Crafty Leprechaun grabbed the Devil's Glove and raced over and quickly climbed the tree to the Binding Egg. Using his Grave Blade, he prised the egg open. As he was starting to throw the Devil's Glove in, he saw the black skull of the Memento Mori staring at hm. He gave a Wild Wail, dropped the glove and fled from Ice Rock.

Alvin and Jack came rushing up to see what had happened.

Just as Alvin Penguin and Jack Jack-in-a-Box reached Ursula Bear's side (panting from the run), Henry the Archaeologist arrived back from his visit to the Mystery Chamber. He was pleased that everything had gone so smoothly. But his expression changed to shocked when he heard about the "horrible apparition" that Ursula had seen.

While Alvin, Jack and Henry searched all around to see if they could find the Night Mare apparition, Alvin found the dropped Devil's Glove. He returned it to Ursula.

With the Power of Fear still coursing through her, Ursula fitted the Mask of Wisdom & the Devil's Glove in the appropriate places on the Winter Idol. It creaked open. Looking inside Ursula found a Riveted Disk. It needed fixing - it had popped some of the rivets. That was the cause of the grinding sound.

Henry had one more task to do - Find the Sand of Eternity in the Frozen Treasure. But he decided to do that task himself. It was time to send the pets home. Before the pets left, Henry gave Ursula a gold chest to help her get over her fright.

As they made their way home clutching their gold chests, the pets talked about the Bremen Musicians concert. 

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

The Bunnies Search the Castle Gates

The Castle Challenge was drawing to an end so the pets dropped that idea and scattered hoping to find that elusive gold chest.

The bunnies decided to enlist the help of the Castle Gates residents. They collected a picnic basket full of fresh fruit (watermelon, blueberries, strawberries & bananas) plus avocado, tomato & chicken sandwiches. They had celery & carrot slices and the cream cheese dip. Jasper Bunny had been busy. He loved to cook so he made the delicious picnic feast. He added some of his special orange juice. Jasper's Jungle Juice, he called it.

At the Castle Gates, they invited the Knight Lords, the cherub & the rabbit (Ricardo) that lived in the Broken Well and the dragon that was visiting the Broken Well.

Whilst eating, Ricardo told the bunnies that there were chests buried in the Well if they wanted to dig for them. Now bunnies are good at digging so Benji Bunny & Zeva Bunny hopped into the Well & started searching. They soon had a gold chest each.
The cherub pointed out to Brodie Bunny where to look in the Rock Garden. Off he went. He soon returned with a gold chest also.
Meanwhile Tilda Bunny had been having a wonderful discussion with the Knight Lords about the stars. One of the Lords reached up onto the battlements & brought down a gold chest which he handed to Tilda.
Jasper, on the other hand, was plying the dragon with his Jasper's Jungle Juice. The dragon was getting quite talkative.
"Betcha don't know there is a gold chest hidden in the Belfry!" the dragon skited.
Jasper gave the dragon an Attentive Stare encouraging him to keep talking.
"Hid it myself - in the suit of armour. No-one will look there." he continued.
Jasper thought for awhile. Then he asked the dragon to fly him up to the Belfry. "I have 2 chocolate chip muffins to give you if you will," wheedled Jasper. The dragon's eyes lit up. He loved chocolate. The muffins were so yummy that the dragon took Jasper up to the Belfry & gave him the gold chest.

After having a wonderful picnic, the bunnies took their gold chests home.

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

The Pets Arrived Home

The pets started arriving home. Some with gold chests. Others not so successful.

Cora Crocodile, Sybil Sea Serpent & HappyTurtle had gone to the Harbor but could not find the Lighthouse Keeper anywhere. He was poof! Gone.
So the pets had a swim. Sybil met an old friend - a mermaid. Her shimmering blue aura always fascinated Sybil. Together they had checked out the Sunken Chest. Sybil found a silver chest & a pretty blue diamond coloured chest. On the dock, they peeked into the blue chest. It contained a lot of airship items mostly Bronze Amphora. Sybil thought she had better take it to the airship terminal as it was probably cargo lost overboard at some stage.
In the Overturned Boat, Happy had a great time talking to the mumma turtle & watching the hatchlings dive & swim. Amongst the debris he found a silver chest.
Cora had stayed clear of the Fishing Net. She did not want to be anyone's dinner. So she ambled up the path to the Light House Keeper's cabin & discovered a monkey playing a Barrel Organ. She came away with a gold chest.

Cuddles Panda took Pepito Pumpkin & Felicity Rabbit to Trina's Emporium. After explaining their mission to Trina the Key Master, she gave each a gold chest.

Snazzy Snail & Emerald Dragon had tackled the Elvyn Forest. After a swim in the Pond of Life for Emerald & a dip in the Shallow Waters for Snazzy, the duo set to work. Snazzy & Emerald both found several silver chests in the Forest Palace & the TreeTop Area. But no gold chests. They asked Woodrow Woodpecker in the Office in the TreeTop Area if he knew where any could be found but he shooed them away. Halloween had come to Midnight Castle & he had lots to do!

Ryia Reindeer found 2 gold chests n the Throne Room. However she was puzzled. Instead of an adult Lord Chamberlain, there was a young kid?? She quickly exited the room with her prizes.

Mandy Manticore was over the moon. She had helped Mechanogle the Engineer pack up all his belongings so he could go on holidays. All Hallows Jack needed the gnomes' space as he was moving in for the Fall Event. Mechanogle gave Mandy a gold chest. Mandy rarely got gold, mostly she got silver chests. She raced off home.

Steffany Squirrel had gone to visit her friends - the squirrels in the Rock Tree at the Source Gates in Cloud City. They offered her a gold chest. Steffany excitedly accepted.

Prickles Hedgehog was feeling depressed. He wanted to find 2 gold chests - one for himself & one so he could take Hildy Hedgehog (his girlfriend from the Summer Garden) to the concert. He did not hold out much hope. Fireball Phoenix could stand it no longer so he took Prickles on a train ride to the Far Metro Station. Hoping that would cheer him up. Prickles fell into a Mine Cart whilst he was there. When he was able to climb out he had 2 gold chests. He couldn't wait to get back & go see Hildy. Fireball picked up the 3 rusty chests he had put into the Cloak Room. Then they returned home.

Pedro Pony, Monkey, Maya Elephant, Snow Fairy & Kenzie G.Gnome had got as far as the City Square in Town. It thronged with people. The Envoy from the East had arrived. It was the Storyteller Cat. But rumours were flyng around 'to watch your things' as several sentimentally valuable items had disappeared when he appeared. But the pets did not worry about that. Not when they each found a gold chest.

The rest of the pets pooled their resources and all the pets that wanted to go to the Bremen Musicians' concert got a ticket.

There was just enough time for Petunia Pig & Heather Hippo to dash off to Kaley's Fancy Goods for a new outfit to wear. In the Theatre Cloakroom they found just what they were looking for. Now they were all set to go to the concert.

The concert was filled with Wild Wails & Piercing Shrieks. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Two Wild and Crazy Guys

Grim Learns About A New Dilemma

There is a knock on the front door. Bart Bat and Squiggy Squirrel race to see who can get there first. They blink. And blink again. A strange creature, so far unknown to Midnight Castle, is standing in the doorway in a Halloween costume. The creature smiles and says pleasantly, "Good Morning". "I am Guido Guinea Pig, and I am a party planner." "The grapevine tells me that the Halloween parties you throw here are the bomb! And I'm here to see to it that no Halloween Party anywhere will hold a Candle to yours!"

There is a lot of Eye bulging as Guido Guinea Pig enters the kitchen. Where on earth can this odd creature be from??? Grimdahl Tiger has other things on his mind right now, so he absentmindedly says "Welcome Guido, I will speak with you later". "Corky, maybe he would like a Hot Dog. Or one of Lenny's Cookies for lunch." "No no no no no no!" Says, Chef Fabio". "I am an expert in ALL types of cuisine, and will make Guido a proper meal he will never forget!" And with that, Grim is out the door.

On his way to the Tavern, Grim thinks about Arabella Scales and her mean-spirited witchcraft. They came to learn that she was reading a Book called "The Wiz" and thought it would be fun to turn Salty into the Scarecrow, Henry into the Cowardly Lion, Skull Pete into the Tin Man, and Valeria into Dorothy. Fortunately, it was not a long-lasting spell, and one day shortly thereafter, they all woke up back to their usual selves.

Grim is looking forward to having a Velvet Ale (or two, or three) with Salty. Maybe if Salty imbibes a little too much, he will spill the beans to Grim about his expansion plans.

As Grimdahl enters the Tavern, there is no sign of Salty, just a little boy behind the Bar Counter. Could it be? No, of course not. Then the boy winks at him, and says, "Hiya Grim. How about a game of catch? I have a new Ball!"

"OH NO!", thinks Grimdahl Tiger. "Not again!!!" I swear I am going to get that Arabella Scales and give her a lesson she will never forget." Approaching the Bar Counter, Grim smiles and says, "Sure thing Salty. Let's go out back and play catch!"

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

It’a A Sweet Life!

Pepito Pumpkin was beside himself with excitement. His idol, All Hallows Jack, was back. Along with several other pets, he raced off to the Castle Vicinity.

All Hallows Jack was busy filling small pumpkins with Halloween candy - Orange Candy, Black Candy, Gummy Eyeballs, Toffee Apple & Dreadful Ginger (not sure if so named because of the taste or not). Once he had a heap filled he waved his hand. To the pets amazement, the pumpkins zipped away.

All Hallows Jack laughed. "The pumpkins are going to drop off that candy here & there all over Midnight Castle. They will appear in an area & if no-one catches them, they will come back here for a refill." chortled Jack. The pets were astounded but just a little disappointed. They were hoping for some candy for themselves. Jack just shook his head & told them they would have to search the castle rooms & explore all scenes to find them. Galvanised the pets scattered & began their hunt for the prized candy.

As the Life Measurer goes, the pets were not gone long. They arrived back at the Burnt Tree to show All Hallows Jack their candy. He said "A Handful of candies. I'll swap you a song for a handful of sweets." Some of the pets complied. Eventually they headed for home singing
Trick or Treat! This is sweet! Give me something good to eat.

Once home, the pets displayed their finds. Petunia Pig piped up with "All Hallows Jack said: On Halloween there's no such thing as too much candy! Worry about tooth decay tomorrow."

I shook my head. All Hallows Jack was like a Nature Force. So, instead of railing, I made sure the pets found their toothbrush & thoroughly brushed their animal tooth/teeth or fangs or beaks.

It's A Sweet Life!

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

Radar Joins Our Family

The door chimes sounded - a Ringing Silver sound echoed throughout the house. Someone was at the door and they were keeping their finger on the button. Admittedly the Hymn of Dawn had been sung awhile ago but our household was quiet this morning. As for myself: after a restless night tending to pets with sore tummies (from eating too much candy), I had a Headache and really needed a cup of coffee - not a visitor. But I plastered a polite smile on my face and opened the door.

"Good morning!" boomed the Ghost Hunter. "As you can see I am back again! The Directorate from the Division of Paranormal Activity back in my home dimension has informed me that an Inter-dimensional Dark Portal has been opened between your world & mine. It will take them some weeks to close it down safely. In the meantime ghosts have flooded over into this dimension. I will do my best to control & capture the ghosts - especially the unruly ones. However I have run into a problem." the Ghost Hunter sighed. "Some of the ghosts have taken my ghost traps & hidden them. Your pets were so helpful last year, I was hoping they would help me find the traps this year?"

"Let's ask them!" I said as I invited him inside. That was when I noticed the eerie looking dog. It had black & brown fur, droopy ears, blue eyes surrounded by a green glow, fluorescent green upper lip & paw pads. When it opened its mouth, the blue tongue glowed & a greenish fluorescent glow appeared around the mouth. He was on a chain that the Ghost Hunter had a hold of.

"That's my other problem!" stated the Ghost Hunter glumly. "He was playing 'fetch' with some of the unruly ghosts who had stolen my ghost traps. He is a ghost dog - a Hounder. But I can't send him back to my dimension. So I was wondering.........

"Radar! Is that you! I have missed you so much" Whimpy Wisp interrupted the conversation. Radar yapped & his tongue lolled out as he happily greeted Whimpy.

"You know this creature?" I queried.

"Oh, yes!" replied Whimpy Wisp. "That is Radar - my bestest friend when I was in my old world. We got separated when those mean ghosts chased me after we crossed the Inter-dimensional Dark Portal last year. Please say he can stay. Pleeeease! I will look after him. I can move out of the bunny warren on the Spring Terrace. We could move into the Sanctum with Maya Elephant, Gunnar Grim (Eagle Owl) & Ding Bat. There is lots of room there. Oh, please say yes??" Whimpy pleaded. His little head glowing.

I looked from Radar to Whimpy to the other pets that had gathered to see what was going on. All appeared to be in favour of Radar staying. So I nodded.

The Ghost Hunter said "Oh, thank goodness! I didn't know what else to do with him." Just then his telephone rang. "Duty calls!" he boomed. But first the pets had to re-assure him that they would help look for his ghost traps. Then off he went, humming "Who you gonna call?"

The pets raced off to introduce Radar to Maya, Gunnar & Ding leaving me to ponder. What Thread of Fate was woven into the Weave of Life that resulted in Radar & Whimpy being re-united after all this time?

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

 Gigi Guinea Pig Arrives at Ms Dot’s Place

Petunia Pig was feeling "down". She missed Corky Pig. Miss Linet had been called away unexpectedly leaving Grimdahl Tiger in charge. Grimdahl asked Corky to assist him in looking after the rest of Miss Linet's pets.

So Heather Hippo took Petunia on a ghost trap 'seek & find" through the castle. By the time they had arrived at the Forbidden Tower, they had only managed to find 2 traps. So they consulted the Wise Dragon. But he wasn't much help. Although he did allow the girls to search his Tower. They perked up immediately when they found a gold chest each. Heather was especially happy. She usually finds silver chests, not gold ones. Deciding a trip to Kaley's Fancy Goods was a much more interesting thing to do, the girls abandoned the ghost trap 'seek & find' and headed for Town.

On the way, they dropped the 2 traps that they had found off with All Hallows Jack to give to the Ghost Hunter. A look around the Broken Carriage yielded not one! not two! but 3 rusty chests for Petunia & 2 rusty chests for Heather. A quick conversation & Heather and Petunia decided that the rusty chests would go to Miss Dot to help with household expenses. The gold chests were theirs.

On their way home (to give Miss Dot the rusty chests), they noticed an odd looking creature walking along the roadside. It was tugging a gold chest.

Huff! Puff! The little creature went. Petunia Pig & Heather Hippo just had to have a closer look. That was when they realized that the pointy head was actually a witch's hat and that the creature wasn't orange with black stars on its back but that it was covered by a cape. Laughing a trifle nervously, the pets said "Hi!"

Huff! "Hi," replied the little creature. "Can't talk. Need to get to Miss Dot's place. Then it stopped & looked at the pets. "Do you know the way?"

Petunia & Heather nodded. And - - - "We will help you get there!" they chorused together. BFFs always! Petunia began hollering for Miss Dot as the trio reached the verandah out front of the house.

I ran to see what the problem was and did a double take. Sitting on Heather Hippo's shoulder was a - - - - -

"Hi!" the little creature said. " I am (here it raised itself on its back legs & flung its arms wide) Gigi. Gigi Guinea Pig." I almost expected a drum roll so expansive was the introduction. "All Hallows Jack sent me. He hopes you have room for one more. Me! He told me to come bearing gifts so I give you this gold chest I found at the Castle Vicinity."

"He did, did he?" I mutter.

"Oh yes." answered Gigi. "He also sent an invitation to the Spooky Party he is holding. He has been told that the Inter-dimensional Dark Portal is almost fixed so the ghosts will be going home very soon. So he is going to have a 'farewell - see you again sometime' party!"

"A Party!" yelped Emerald Dragon. There is one thing Emerald loves & that is a party. "Please say we can go?" she pleaded.

"It is a costume party so you will need a costume," Gigi added.

"Where are the extra sheets?" one of the pets shouted. "I want to be a ghost.
"Hope Mandy Manticore can whip me up a Green Sickness potion" mused Bright Eyes or rather Liv Lemur. "I want to be a zombie. Where is the ketchup?" Off she races.
"I want a costume like yours," said Petunia, pointing to Gigi's costume. "I got it from Kaley's Fancy Goods - in the Theatre Cloak Room" replied Gigi. One glance between Petunia & Heather and they are off to Town.

Looks like we are going to a party. I sigh as the pets scatter, talking excitedly.
"Welcome to the family, Gigi. Now lets find where you are going to sleep!" I offer.

Dot (aussieDot1)

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Dot's Home For Misfit Pets

The Spooky Party

Finally the pets are ready. I look over an assortment of witches & wizards (one even has an authentic looking Wizard's Ball); ghosts of different hues; ghouls (waving a Ghoul Bone); zombies (marvellous what Green Sickness potion & tomato sauce can do) and vampires (with many a Bloody Tooth). There is even a mad scientist and a fairy.

We arrive at the Castle Vicinity. Hundreds of pumpkins light the area with their flickering candles. The scene is chaos. Ghosts & bats are flying everywhere while scary music fills the air - courtesy of the Werewolf Knight & the Baying Hounders. Off to the right, I see skeletons doing the Shake, Rattle & Roll. To the left, the vampires are doing the Transylvania Twist. There are yetis doing the Big Foot Stomp and the ghouls are doing the Castle Romp. In the middle is the Boogie Woogie Pumpkin Man himself - All Hallows Jack. "Come on in!" he calls. "The goblins are screeching & the ghosts are going BOO! Even the zombies are having fun; the party has just begun!"

The pets did not need a second invitation. I strolled off to check out the food which was set out on tables at the Castle Gates. The menu sounded .... well, you be the judge.
Fake Stake - a cooked sausage on a stick; dipped in tomato sauce.
Wings & Things - cooked turkey legs & wings marinated in a hot pepper sauce.
Finny Friends - fish (including fish skeleton) baked in lemon juice.
Monster Mash - lobster & shrimp covered by avocado cream.
Weeds & Reeds - salad of lettuce, cabbage, carrots, onions, shallots, celery & pickles sprinkled with grated cheese. Ketchup optional.
Jelly Roll - sandwich with strawberry jam oozing from it.
For dessert, there is .......
Mud Cake
Graveyard Sponge - chocolate cake cut into squares; atop each square is a sponge finger shaped like a Headstone with R.I.P. written in dripping raspberry jam.
Ooey Gooey - custard & cream mixed with orange, red & green chopped jelly and pineapple pieces with strawberry sauce drizzled all over.
Berry Scary - smashed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries & strawberries served over banana slices.
PLUS Halloween Candy.

Then I spot Salty Took?? It is a very young version of Salty. If it is him! Whoever he is, he is the barkeep for this party. So I ambled over thinking a Velvet Ale would be nice. But when I requested one, Salty informed me that kids are not allowed to serve alcohol. He handed me the drinks list.
Blood Flow Potion - lemonade and tomato juice.
Deadly Gulp - green cordial, lemon juice and lemonade.
Infusion of Suffering - the punch containing ginger ale, creaming soda & lemonade with floating bits of fruit - watermelon balls, lime slices, green & purple individual grapes and apple chunks.

I settle on a glass of Infusion of Suffering. Thanking Salty, I go looking for a nice comfy chair so I can sit & still keep an eye on my pets. But be out of the way of the dancing, racing, swirling mass attending the party. The party is Spook-tacular!  Sure wish Linet was here.  Hopefully she will be home soon & that the business she was called away to attend to is not too stressful.