At the end of the month, you might see a scene like this:
Yep! Mini-two-leggers will hit the pavement running in search of two-legger yummies! Some of us, me included!, are a little unsettled by these tiny creatures ringing the doorbell hopped up on sugar dressed in odd outfits shouting various rhymes in exchange for candy.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep us dogs and cats safely inside on Halloween. AND to be certain we cannot scoot out the door into a crowd of unfamiliar two-leggers or into the street! It's a lot like the 4th of July in that respect!
And for those like me and (probably) Sarge, who don't get trick-or-treaters visiting, this is always a nice time to relax and plead with your two-leggers for an extra bone or two in exchange for a trick!
Here is the advice from the ASPCA:
- All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
- When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
- IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Don't forget to check out the other Safety Week events!
Deputy Bert has a Search & Rescue post up every day!
Clerk Mona has a slideshow up on 10-1-11 & poison plant safety on 10-2-11!
Road Dogs have transport options on 9-14-11(limos), 9-22-11 (buses) and 10-1-11 (cats)!
Chief Investigator Pip posted on identity theft on 10-3-11!
Fire Chief Bucky posted his fire equipment on 10-1-11 & the PARADE is 10-7-11!
Nurse Maggie Mae posted about first aid kits on 10-1-11!
My Bestest Boy Sarge posted traffic safety on 10-1-11 & 10-3-11 and has one more set for 10-5-11!