Thursday, October 6, 2011

The One for Safety Week - Part 3

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.
Yesterday's post was all about trick-or-treating and Tuesday featured costume safety. (I have a super special post tomorrow for Friendly Friday... my bestest boy Sarge sent me a PAWSOME pressie!)

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!


  1. Hey Sweet Zona Girl!
    Wow, another pawesome post for Safety Week! You are totally right about this being a scary time for those of us who are socially-challenged. If one of those tricksters showed up at my door I'd probably go berzerk! BOL Great advise to keep us and the two-leggers safe. You're an amazing deputy!!
    Grr and a Love-Struck Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  2. Me guesses we are lucky to be in da country where we don't get da trick or tweeters knockin' on da door. Those are good safety tips for all da time...not just Halloweenie.

  3. Ah, very good post today Miss Zona. WE live in the country so we don't see any trick or treaters but I do get to go to the hospital and help out the trick or treat line for the kids there.

    That is a pretty nicely controlled place and I love doing it. But My vickie says that already black cats are reported as Missing.

    She worries so much about them cause our city has a lot of evil minded folks who would hurt animals.

    We hope everyone reads your post today.....


  4. Good advice. Thank you
    Benny & Lily

  5. Zona,

    More great advice fur sure! We lives out of da city too so we don't gets any trick or treaters either but just in case my mom and dad keeps me safe and well away from da door :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  7. Great tips! I hope everyone has a safe and fun halloweenie!

  8. We are all just amazed at how wonderful all the safety week posts have been. Awesome again,Zona. Mom says she is very thankful for all the baby gates we have here when it comes to Halloween. All the little ones want to see us and pet us, but Mom tells them tonight all you can do is wave to them down the hall on the other side of the gate. Always best to be safe. Thanks again for another super post.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Thank you for all the great safety tips this week. Mom and Dad put us in the basement on Halloween and turn the TV up loud. We don't usually get any kids at the door because we're off the beaten path, but Mom wants us to be safe and quiet anyway.

    The next day Mom eats the candy.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  10. Excellent advice, Zona! We don't get trick or treaters, but Mom & Dad stay home with us anyway just to make sure we're safe & sound!

    The Road Dogs



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