Originally Posted by Arielrain
Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun this weekend. Can't wait to see more photos!
Wow, what a busy weekend we had
I left from work at 11pm Thursday and headed to the sanctuary. We were up by 8 am and were busting are behinds to get everything done. Saturday morning, we were up early again to put the final toches on the haunted house we had built. (Well, the house was there, but it has now been totally converted to a haunted house. The house was built in the 1800's and really looked good for our first try at this.) However, we then got word that the band who was going to play, had CANCELED at 1130 am Saturday morning and the event was to start at 2pm!!
Well, in spite of that, we had a good turnout. The weather did cooperate somewhat. It was cloudy, cool and windy, but we had no rain, even though they had called for it all day. We just had a few sprinkles that lasted no more than 5 minutes. There was a food vendor there, we had a nice long hey ride, the haunted house and of course, the cats
Carmelo was in his glory meeting all these people. The crowd was thrilled to watch Carmelo and his girlfriend attack, throw around and eat pumpkins. Kisa Marie, the Euasian Lynx, thrilled the crowd as well with her high jumps, catching smaller pumpkins in mid air, then chewing them open and rubing her face in them. We sat around and howled with the wolf and also had a huge bon fire to keep everyone nice and warm. We had fund raiser chocolate to sell and a 50/50 raffle too. I do not know how many peolple were there in total, but during the time when we were giving pumpkins to the cats, I had a crowd of maybe 80 people around the enclsoure watching. Not bad, because people were constantly coming and going. I didn't get pictures inside the haunted house, because I was busy with cat tours. I will be back there mid week, so I will walk through it and take some. Of course, the actors won't be there inside, but you will see how dark and spooky it was in there. You entered in through the basement storm doors, which was pretty neat. The whole top floor of the house was a dark maze, with only 2 spots that had any light and those were colored lights. We had people hiding in the maze, in hidden areas of the walls, who would pop out as you walked by. By the reaction of the crowd, I think the house was pretty good. I even heard one girl ask another kid, "did you go through the whole thing" as if she was to scared to go through
My wife hid in the maze for awhile and heard some people say, "wow, this house is really weird" and one boy told me, "it's to dark in there, you can't see and you walk into and bump other people who get scared or scare you". I told him, that's the idea
The haunted house went so well, that we may open it up again for next weekend. I had a good time. After it was over, it was time for us to have some fun. We got some food, some good "stuff' to drink and had ourselves a party
|John, I loved what you wrote in responce to that question. Very true and very moving!
Glad you liked. I think it really lets anyone who reads it know, just how much we love our cats. And let me tell you, today, Carmelo wanted all the love from me he could get. Every time I walked away from his enclosure, he would chirp and yell at me. When I got back inside with him, he would head butt me (or should I say head ram me
) then wanted me to hug and kiss him all the while he purred his heart out. When I walked out, he would call for me again. He just wanted his daddy