In Which He Becomes a French Chef

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Insider at the Market Common - Charlie's Corner"

Charlie’s Corner is the domain of Charlie, the furry four-legged lady’s man of the Market Common. Each month, he’ll share information to help all new, visiting, and existing doggie community members get the most out of life alongside their human companions. We’ll feature his reflections on what it’s like to be a dashing downtown doggie, as he reminds all of us how to play well together. 

This month, Charlie shares what he likes most about October and plans his Halloween costume. 

Yesterday I was hanging out at Charlie’s Pad, (those of you who don’t know what that is, you’ll have to look in the September issue to keep up with me) musing about one of my all-time favorite events that’s coming up in the Market Common– Halloween.

Okay, here’s why I love Halloween. First of all, my Grammy and Aunt Megan put me in a great costume and give me a lot of treats and attention while Megan takes my photo. Second I get to meet so many new people and other animals out on the town; and thirdly, it’s a great chance to check out the other cute girl dogs and what they’re wearing.

This year, I will attend the festivities as a French chef. After hearing about what Joe Bonaparte is implementing with the new culinary school, and being myself a big fan of food, I felt inspired to sport a tall white hat. Everyone knows it’s sexy to wield a wooden spoon in the kitchen with aplomb.

Granted my paws can’t handle utensils, but I sure do appreciate those humans who do. Especially when chicken is involved and coming my way.

But… I can always pretend. And Halloween is the one day of the year when we all dress up in funny, zany, even mystical ways, and play pretend while socializing and enjoying treats. Yum. Lots of treats.

Halloween in the Market Common is October 31, 5-7pm in the retail district. This event is for old and young alike, and all you dogs reading this, don’t forget to bring your people. They usually enjoy it too.

As a reminder, while we love food, dogs don’t eat chocolate, it makes us sick. Some people who don’t have dogs in the family may not know this, so be sure to keep an eye on us during the event in case some well-meaning person unwittingly gives me some.

If I do happen to get into chocolate, (it happened to me once, when Megan turned her back and I stole her breakfast. Boy, I’ll never do that again!) take me to the vet right away or I could be in serious danger. Other than that, just watch out for cars as it could be a new surrounding for some of us four-legged ones— and we’ll all have a grand time.

Well, it’s time for me to be off. My Grampy just opened a new office with lots of sunny windows over by the Piggly Wiggly, and I can’t wait to go stake my claim on the part of the conference table that gets the most sunlight. Charlie’s Extra Pad.

Until next time,

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