How are you celebrating this new-but-sure-to-become-perennial howliday? I’m debating whether I want to risk the crowds at Joann fabrics to pick up some gray food coloring and edible silver colored dust to make full moon sugar cookies. The weather is discouraging me. So is the decidedly un-howly puppy curled up by my legs - we’ve had her since June and she rarely barks and doesn’t even howl when ambulances go by, though she does make funny little gremlin noises.

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