Stencil yourself a Scottish Terrier Pumpkin

Better Homes and Gardens is offering downloadable dog stencils for those of you who think Halloween’s about carving your favourite breed into pumpkins.

Personally, I’m not much for the crafty stuff, but one year when it was super rainy and the local pumpkins were, as a result, not very orange, our babysitter Nina painted our pumpkin black and turned it into a cat. It was terrific.

So for all you creative types out there, consider trying a pair of black and orange Scottie dog pumpkins.