Do You Have to Perform Tricks for Treats?

Good morning friends, and Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it. Mom was looking through my posts to see what I did for Halloween last year and realized I did NOTHING! That’s right, nothing. But it’s not my fault. Mom was still down in Southern California finishing up some medical stuff and moving the rest of our belongings to our new home here in Northern California. Even if I could type, she had the computer with her. Of course, she did HER favorite thing last year. She created this artsy banner for my Facebook page.

Halloween Banner - tricks for treats?

Tricks for Treats

We live in too rural an area now to have trick or treaters, but we had bazillions when we lived in Southern California. Mom says things have changed a lot since she was a kid. In the old days, trick or treat often meant just that. Some people would have “tricks” set up in their house and you had to go in and succeed at the trick to get your treat. Can you imagine kids going into strangers’ houses now to do something like that? Have you ever had to perform a “trick” to get your treat? Oh, hay, mom always makes me do that!

For this week’s Caturday Art, mom added a simple border in piZap to the photo she used in the above banner. It is what the photo looked like before she manipulated it.

Happy Halloween - Do you have to perform tricks for treats? www.christypaws.comDid you see my attempt at a costume this year?

Wishing you a day full of special treats!

Christy Paws

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25 Responses to Do You Have to Perform Tricks for Treats?

  1. BeadedTail says:

    That’s a cool banner! We don’t have to do any tricks for treats thank Cod! When our mommy was a youngin, she didn’t have to do tricks for treats either. Hope you enjoy Northern CA!

  2. Wow…you have the buck teeth…oops, I should say fangs to finish the job of treating, Christie.


  3. Your mom seriously had to do tricks for treats? How wild! Our mom says she just dressed up in a costume and went door to door to get candy, MOL!

  4. Raven says:

    That’s a perfect Halloween costume creation. Love the spooky looking fangs.

  5. We don’t get any trick or treaters up our road, thankfully, but we have fireworks big time every night, which is scary and very annoying!! Nice fangs :))))

  6. Yous mommy is very cweative Christy. Hope y’all had a pawsum and peaceful weekend.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  7. Sherri Ellen says:

    Mee iss just so tricky mee getss mee treetss like clockwork Christy! 😉
    **nose kisses** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  8. We love the FANGS!!! Way too fun….we love this font also! We think you’re truly spooky!!!

  9. Clooney says:

    We like the banner and your new Caturday Art, very spooky! Hope you had a good Halloween and got some treats!

  10. meowmeowmans says:

    Happy Meowloween, Christy! We sure hope you got lots of treats (and not so many tricks)!

  11. Cathy Keisha says:

    Whoa! Don’t think we had that trick thing around here but it certainly has changed. Now the big thing is “Trunk & Treat.” Don’t ax me. Happy Halloween!

  12. Happy Halloween, Christy!

  13. So adorable! Hope you’re having a purr-fect Halloween!!!

  14. Brian Frum says:

    You look terrific! Have a spooky cool Halloween!!!

  15. Happy Meowloween, Christy! We hope you get more treats than tricks.

  16. Ellen Pilch says:

    Happy Halloween- we don’t get any trick or treaters either. That is OK- more candy for us 🙂

  17. Happy Meowoleen!

    We dig those fangs!

  18. Annie says:

    Your Facebook banner was perfectly scary for Halloween. This year’s graphic is pretty great too! The lady remembers going into people’s houses at night when she was a kid going trick or treating. Yes, times sure have changed!

    Happy Halloween!

    p.s. Your witch pics were cute!

  19. that’s a purfect PiZap effect!

  20. In Portugal we don’t celebrate Halloween. So, there’s no trick or treat. Loved you attempt at an Halloween outfit, but .you didn’t seem to like to witch hat very much 🙂
    Happy Halloween!

  21. Summer says:

    Happy Halloween! I always have to do tricks for treats, and sometimes I wear outfits too, so I guess it’s kind of Halloween here all the time.

  22. mariodacat says:

    I love your pictures. Great job. Happy Halloween.

  23. Great art!

    Happy Halloween!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  24. Kitties Blue says:

    You look super scary in last year’s header. We notice your mom managed to lengthen your fangs in that one. We really like how your art turned out using the very same photo. Have a Happy Meyowl-o-ween and stay safe. Hope you get lots of treats. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo