Can I be honest for a minute? I hate carving pumpkins. It grosses me out and even after the guts are dealt with, the actual carving is a pain in the butt. I'll stick to my plastic, electric pumpkins, thanks. They don't rot.
How do I know I'm right about this? Because you rarely see cats taking advantage of the prime real estate an empty pumpkin provides. Even cats who love squashing themselves into increasingly small containers don't seem inclined to venture inside the orange gourd.
Why? Because they are gross. I rest my case.