|Wearing our Halloween kerchiefs|
We like doing tricks to get treats! I think all dogs do. But not all dogs like when humans do trick or treat on Halloween.
Sure, some dogs like to get dressed up in costumes but some dogs don’t. DixieLee and I don’t like to be dressed up. We like pretty collars and even kerchiefs but say no to anything else.
Our job is to protect our house. We get overwhelmed when lots of peoples come to our house on Halloween night. And it’s not just that there are lots of them, they don’t look like friendly peoples, some look very, very scary!
And then there are the “treats”. In our house, we get treats that are sort of healthy. On Halloween, most treats are not so healthy. In fact, some of them are so bad they can make a dog died. Lots of peoples buy chocolate candy and chocolate is poison to dogs!
Chocolate isn’t the only treat that is bad. Some candy is made with Xylitol, a make believe sweetener. Xylitol is poisonous to dogs and cats! Treats that peoples think are healthy, like raisins, can make dogs really sick too. So if your humans give chocolate or other treat to the peoples who come to the door, make sure they keep it out of reach. Even though we know certain things are bad for us, they can be awfully tempting.
Empty candy wrappers are also tempting but if you eat them the foil and cellophane can get caught up in your belly and make you so sick you could died or at least have to go to the vet and get an operation. Everyone knows that operations are not fun so it is best not to eat stuff you shouldn’t.
There are things we don’t eat that are also dangerous for pets at Halloween (and other times too). Candles make a house look spooky but they can cause a big fire if they get knocked over by a super excited tail.
Childrens like toys called Glow Sticks. Glow sticks and glow jewelry are fun toys for children to carry on Halloween. If you live in a house with cats, tell them that glow sticks are really pretty but that they should not chew on them. The stuff that makes the glow will make you sick!
DixieLee and I going to stay in the bedroom and listen to pretty music on Halloween and let Mom and Dad deal with the scary peoples that come. We can trust them to do a good job one day out of the year.
Have a happy and safe Halloween,
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