We did pumpkin carving on Halloween. It is so hot here that a carved pumpkin will not make it longer than a day. Last year, Taft didn't want anything to do with the carving. He didn't want to touch them and didn't seem to notice them very much outside. I hoped that this year would be better. I even set up the carving outside in case he wanted to play in the seeds and guts. He didn't.
He was amazed by his pumpkin with a candle though. And yes, he kissed it.