There's no better way to show your love for your pooch than to give them a prime spot on your pumpkin this October.
Artists and dog lovers from all over are using their furry friend as inspiration for their jack-o'-lantern carvings including Pomeranian owner Andy Manoloff from Elkhart, Indiana. Using just an Xacto knife, he transformed a pumpkin into a portrait of his dog Sophie. "She's been through everything with me and I just thought it'd be fun to see her on one of my pumpkins," Andy told CountryLiving.com.
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While a dog-o'-lantern like this can require anywhere from a couple to 20 hours of work, the final result will make any animal lover's heart swell. And even though Andy is clearly a natural at pumpkin portraits, he said anyone can get in on the fun. "Start simple and then ramp it up from there," he advised. Check out these creations from other pet parents for more ideas.
To create a gourd portrait, you'll want to treat it like any other jack-o'-lantern carving and start by scooping out the pumpkins seeds and flesh. Then you can follow Andy's lead and carve a detailed sketch of your pet, or achieve a similar look by using a template featuring your dog's breed. You can find easy-to-use stencils of various breeds including Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Huskies, and more at . With one of these on your porch, it's sure to be a memorable Howloween!
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