Le Petite Storia #1 : The Viking Shih-Tzu Hamster and the Tiny Purple Witch
Halloween is a day when a person, or a Shih-tzu, get to pretend that dreadful things have befallen them, such as gruesome and sudden ailments like bloody limbs and empty eye-sockets, knowing they won’t be taken seriously. People, and Shih-tzus, can also try out different personas without ridicule. It’s the one day of the year everyone’s judgmental opinions about who looks good and who doesn’t shut up and we all get to have a good time.
Miss Blu and Buddy Boo-Boo have been waiting for this day all year. There were many discussions months before trying to decide what to wear. For Boo-Boo, mostly, whose interests are vast and many, it was a challenge to pick just one. I suggested Serial Killer Clown. (1) Boo-Boo finally settled on a Glam Rocker Viking Hat and casual sweater. (3)
For Miss Blu the choosing was easy, as it is every year, because every year Miss Blu is a Purple Witch. No Ballerina tutus, no Xena the Warrior Princess faux leather vests, every year it is a variation of cloak, dress, and hat, all in some shade of purple. Because Miss Blu wants to be a purple witch in the hugest most witchiest of ways but she doesn’t know how, she saves it for Halloween. The one day of the year she allows herself to DREAM BIG.
Now, you and I have the internet and Barnes and Noble and can study anything and be whatever we want, for regular days of the week not just Halloween, but this is not so for Miss Blu. (Didn’t you notice Miss Blu and Boo – Boo are incredibly small?) Boo- Boo is no bigger than a hamster and Miss Blu is exactly 3.2 inches tall. I’m not sure which animal is exactly that high, but I’m sure there is one. With her tall pointy hat and platform shoes, she is almost a menacing 4.
Most people have never seen 3 inches tall little girls or hamster-sized Shih-tzus so I understand your confusion. How did I meet these two? Where did they come from and where do they live?
It is all a very adventurous tale but it will have to be for another day. Boo-Boo is throwing a fit because his costume doesn’t have props and he has nothing to put candy into. I think he wants a sword to go with his hat but that’s totally out of the question because of his one eye. His balance and peripheral vision are off, and giving him a sword would be like daring him to stab someone. For me, that stab would be a paper cut on account of my human size but Miss Blu might not fare so well. Especially with that far away look she has in her eyes when she is dreaming of little witch friends, she isn’t paying attention to stabby things around her.
#1. Boo-Boo just glared at me. You can’t say anything clown AT ALL or he will give you the stink eye. (See footnote #2)
#2. Boo-Boo only has one working eye so ‘Stink Eye’ is usually his default expression.
#3. Pants, unfortunately are alway out of the question because they give him hot flashes and he refuses to put them on. Thankfully, his ridiculous amount of fur covers all his little boy parts and no one can see anything.