The Skeleton Crew Celebrates Halloween, Adopts Another Pup and Enjoys a Tipple

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Happy Halloween and welcome to the final edition of Rod and Rowena’s adventures,

before they return to the closet . . .where all good skeletons belong!

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween and I love Halloween skeleton pillow | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Regular readers know I *heart* Halloween!

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Halloween’s appeal for me is its combination of fantasy, treats and spooky fun.

We all can benefit from a little escape these days wherever

we can find it, so thank you indulging me as

I share one last humerus post and silly fun.


The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

As you might have guessed,

Halloween is Rod and Rowena’s favorite holiday too.

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

They’re indulging in their favorite tipple and champagne. . .

a glass of Veuve Cliquot in celebration!

Veuve Cliquot was founded in 1772,

250 years ago, and coincidentally, the year Rod was born!

Madame Clicquot was a mutual friend of both Rod and Rowena, and introduced

the pair at a tasting of her vintage champagne in 1810. . .

it was love at first sip!

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and candy corn | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Rowena says the perfect candy to pair with Veuve Cliquot is candy corn,

which she likes to eat by the handful!

Candy corn in skeleton martini glass | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Rod looks like he’s already indulged in a few glasses. . .

he can’t hold his drink like he used to

as it seems to go right through him.

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

 October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Rod surprised Rowena

with another rescue dog and companion for Bona Lisa.

Bone-ita, Rod and Rowena's rescue dog © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween

Meet Bone-ita. . .

The vet at the shelter couldn’t determine her exact age,

only confirming that she was a senior dog.

Boo Bars Pumpkin and Cinnamon Dog Biscuits for Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween

Bone-ita and Bona Lisa are enjoying Boo Bar

Pumpkin & Cinnamon Dog Biscuits for Halloween

Bone-ita, Rod and Rowena's rescue dog © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween

Sophie sniffed out the dog treats right away and went

 to check out the newcomers . . .

 Sophie with the Skeleton Crew for Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Pumpkin & Cinnamon treats smell delicious . . .

she’s hoping Bone-ita and Bona Lisa share!

 Sophie with the Skeleton Crew for Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Lola wasn’t far behind. . .

Lola with skeletons on porch for Halloween | © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween #bichonfrise

She’s all about the treats!

Lola | © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween #bichonfrise

They said they prefer to have the bench to themselves. . .

 Happy Howl-o-ween from Lola and Sophie | © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween

Thank you for indulging my skellie humor and bad puns. . .

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Wishing you a rib-tickling and spine-tingling

Halloween with plenty of treats!

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

Cheers! 🥂

The Skeleton Crew celebrates Halloween with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne | © #skeleton #porch #veuvecliquot #dogs #halloween

And Happy Howl-O-Ween from Sophie and Lola.


 Happy Howl-o-ween from Sophie and Lola | © #skeleton #porch #dogs #halloween

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  33 comments for “The Skeleton Crew Celebrates Halloween, Adopts Another Pup and Enjoys a Tipple

  1. October 31, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Absolutely love this!! So cute and whimsical!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy Halloween!!

  2. October 31, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I always love to see Rob and Rowena and their growing dog family! Thanks for sharing a ghouling post!

    • Rita C.
      October 31, 2022 at 7:27 am

      Rod & Rowena….happily ever after! Bone ita will be great company for all the skeletons in the closet for years to come. Cheers!

  3. Pat
    October 31, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Oh, Mary, how I do love Rod and Rowena’s adventures! I prefer Sophie and Lola to B and B as your dogs have some meat on their bones and are such cute balls of fluff. Enjoy YOUR day!

  4. Ann Woleben
    October 31, 2022 at 6:55 am

    The girls are precious in their Howl-a-ween attire! I know the Great Pumpkin will bring them a lot of treats.

  5. Kathy Menold
    October 31, 2022 at 6:58 am

    From one member of The Black Hat Society to another. Hope you and your skeletal crew have a very Happy Howlleween with lots of tricks and treats.Welcome to the newest pup but you need to fatten her up a bit! More candy corn and kit kats. Kathy.

  6. October 31, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Loved seeing the girls! And the new pup is lacking some cute fluffy fur.
    Always fun to see. Happy Halloween!

  7. Yvonne
    October 31, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Mary, your stories are so much fun to read! Happy Halloween!

  8. Jo
    October 31, 2022 at 8:20 am

    🎃 🦇 🧹Happy Halloween, Mary! Love the adventures of Rod and Rowena. 🎃 🦇 🧹

  9. Vicki
    October 31, 2022 at 8:26 am

    I bet it is so much around your house!I love your new baby and I bet you made her feel right at home.In our building down the hall from me lives Bella.She’s a sweetheart too,As,for us we have a 16 pound almost 14 year old Ragdoll cat that is NOT spoiled one little bit.

  10. Sue
    October 31, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Happy Halloween Mary! Love the Halloween posts, really cute.

  11. Sue
    October 31, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Thank you so much for sharing another Rod and Rowena adventure! I share your love of Halloween and hate to say goodbye to your wonderful Halloween posts full of creative ideas! Thank you for the fun!

  12. Laura Clements
    October 31, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Happy Halloween, I love the tales of the Skeleton Crew!

  13. October 31, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Mary, I just about spit out my coffee when I read that Rod couldn’t hold his liquor these days, it seems to go right thru him!! 😂 So much Halloween fun, and Sophie sniffing out the pumpkin dog treats is adorable! Cuteness overload, and I love all your clever puns! I know 4 very excited trick or treaters that will be having fun tonight! I’m always so sad to see October go, and I know you will be sad to put Halloween away until next year. Your I heart Halloween pillow is a great find!! On to November…

  14. Clara
    October 31, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Mary, I love your skellies posts! They’re so fun! The girls are fun too! They were trying to see who was getting their treats! I always look forward to your Halloween posts as they are always colorful and make me chuckle. Happy Halloween! Clara❤️

  15. Darlene Gardner
    October 31, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Mary, I always enjoy the adventures of Rod and Rowena. And your humorous rhymes are “to die for”. (All puns intended). I know how very much you love Halloween, so have a great one! And thanks again for all the neat prizes I received in your Halloween give away.
    Halloween is such a fun holiday!

  16. October 31, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Mary, you have outdone yourself with Rod, Rowena, Bona Lisa and the new Bone ita. Love your sense of humor. The puns never cease. The flutes are lovely as well as the bubbly. A cute place for the skelly crew to sit and hang out. Happy Halloween.

  17. Patricia
    October 31, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Your story line here just cracked me up!

  18. October 31, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Love the Skeleton Crew stories! Happy Halloween!

  19. Susan Marti
    October 31, 2022 at 10:34 am

    So fun……

  20. Betsy
    October 31, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Rod doesn’t look a day over 100, honestly! Wishing you and all your family members a very happy Halloween filled with only treats! 👻🎃💀

  21. October 31, 2022 at 11:00 am

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

  22. Kari
    October 31, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Adorable Mary, and I love your puns with your dear ole’ friends. So glad they will have extra company in the closet until they return next year. They lead an exciting life during their one time of the season they visit you. Boat trips, picnics and tables for two make for entertaining your visitors such fun. The excitement here in Florida tonight will be the annual trunk & treat held in our church parking lot that attracts over 700 little kiddos. They seldom go door to door these days; do you have many at your house to visit Rod and Rowena?
    AS Jenna said…on to November!
    Kari @ Me and my Captain

  23. Linda L Hovgaard
    October 31, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for tickling my bunny fone once again! Get it….he he. The best to you and your family this Halloween!

  24. October 31, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    What’s a Halloween without a few puns? As always, your Halloween decorations and descriptions made me giggle. Best wishes to your and your family.

  25. Sheryl
    October 31, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Mary, your Rod and Rowena antics are so much fun! These posts always make my day!! Hate to see that Rod, Rowena, Bona Lisa and Bone-ita have to return to the closet!! But ALL of your posts are so much fun and so s inspiring that I can’t wait for the next post!

  26. October 31, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    You always know JUST how to make Halloween FUN! I am sure Bona Lisa was so happy to have a sibling! Looks like fun for all. Happy Halloween, Mary!!

  27. Kim
    October 31, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    So glad that Rod and Rowena got out for one last adventure and love all the puns! Congratulations on the newest family member and Happy Howl-o-ween to you Mary!

  28. October 31, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks for the chuckles, perfect night cap for me 😁

  29. October 31, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Mary, you crack me up with your humor 🤣 I love the fun you have with Rod, Rowena and Bona Lisa. So happy Bona Lisa has a sibling now. The girls are too cute. You would have loved the parade we saw tonight, I thought of you! Have a wonderful week!

  30. Patti McMains
    October 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    SO. MUCH. FUN!! Your posts are ALWAYS a treat to read! Thank you! 💀🧡🖤💀🥂👏

    • October 31, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      Howl-o-ween cheers to you and your skeleton crew, Mary! I love your humor and the new addition to the family. I’m glad that Lola and Sophie could enjoy those treats. 🎃

  31. Ellen Martin
    November 1, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you for the Halloween fun you bring to your readers’ lives. Rod and Rowena and their pups are just great! You’re right…a little diversion in our crazy world is needed. Will look forward to continuing adventures next Halloween!

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