I have been wondering lately if I should get the dogs Halloween costumes. Today Luca came to me and said, “I want to be a pirate for Halloween.” I replied, “ok Luca. How about a skull and crossbones bandanna?” He said, “No, not that kind of pirate. The kind of pirate that is skillful, smart and is kind of like me. You know, Classy?” And then it hit me! I’m listening to a book called Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier. The Frenchman is a Pirate, but he is a different kind of pirate. He is exactly what Luca describes and romantic and sophisticated too! Oh my Luca! You would make such a great pirate!