Halloween is here and I look absolutely fabulous in my costume. You'll be able to see it on my Tweeter feed @ Sazzy_Says soon enough, so don’t beg for a peek.
We're having a big costume contest here at the Washington Humane Society so I guess my friends will be decked out in their scariest and silliest attire...more so than usual. This is my first Halloween with my humans, Lisa and Matt. I've been told that Halloween can be rather scary for humans and dogs.
Now, we all know that nothing much scares me, but word of a zombie apocalypse does cause my tail to sag a bit. I mean, seriously, that is so 2014! But you need to let your humans know a few things about the night in order for you and your kitty friends to stay safe.
Candy tastes great! I love candy, but it makes my tummy ache. Well, I think I would love candy because I adore yummy doggy treats, but I am not allowed to eat candy. Dogs and cats should not have candy especially not chocolate. Did you know that chocolate can be toxic for dogs and cats? Toxic means it can make us very very sick and require an expensive trip to the vet!
I love my doctors but could do without seeing them more than once or twice a year. Hear that humans?! What I am saying is: stay away from candy. I know it smells good, but tell your humans NOT to leave bags of candy on the counter- even the smallest of us can get on the counter if we want to and cats have no limits!
Don’t leave candy around anywhere; put it in the cabinet, up high, and well away from our searching noses.
In the event we cannot resist the wondrous smell of the forbidden candy, have your humans call your vet immediately! If it's late at night, have them call your emergency vet- everyone should have the number handy just in case.
The funniest, most spectacular thing about Halloween is the visitors dressed up in all the cool costumes. As you know, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t adore me, but not all dogs and cats are as gregarious as I am. Tell your humans if you prefer being off by yourself during Halloween.
Sometimes a little ME time is better than constantly worrying about what strange human is knocking at the door.
Personally if I HAVE to have a little ME time I prefer a Kong filled with a nice peanut butter and pumpkin sorbet (hint, hint beloved humans!)
I can't wait to greet every Halloween creature that comes to my door Saturday night. The problem is in my enthusiasm, I may forget to stay in the house. Sometimes my tail gets a wagging, my tongue gets a slapping, and I forget to stay in the house! I know I am not the only one who likes to visit.
That’s why it’s a good idea for your humans to leash you if you are going to be greeting Halloween creatures.
Also, and this may come as a shock – it did to me- not everyone likes sloppy side kisses! The horror! Some of the littler creatures coming to beg for candy are afraid of dogs. So stay back in a good STAND, STAY.
Have a wonderful Halloween; remind your humans that it can be a dangerous and scary time for you, but above all… check out my cool costume at @Sazzy_Says.
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