Hello everyPAWdy! Are you guys ready FUR Halloween? Gosh, I’m very annoyssss that all my Halloween stuffs are in storage but at least I have all my outfits with me THANK YOU JESUS! Halloween is a supermegafun holiday, but as with any other holiday, we need to take precautions, because fur us it can be dangerous … even more if your furchild goes outdoors. You know how I feel about an outdoor furchild, my idea to enjoy the outdoors is on a leash or in a catio (which is an enclosed patio designed especially for cats).
Anyway, here are my safety tips fur you!
1. Keep your furchild indoors, at least on Halloween night.
On Halloween not only the kids go out, oh no sir! Also, many crazy adults with crazy ideas about black kitties or just cruel purrsons that think it’s fun to tease or do worst things than that to us. In another paw, purrsons can have fireworks and lots of noises in their homes that can scare ANYONE … hey, I have a furriend who got his tail blown up! So don’t take this recommendation lightly. I recommend you keep your furchild indoors several days beFURe and after Halloween.
2. Watch out fur the candy!
Candy is not good fur us in any shape or form. Most of them are toxic! Chocolates are very bad — we can start vomiting, getting the runs, it affects the nervous system, and overall chocolate can kill your furchild. It’s a good thing that we can’t taste sweets but as curious as we are, we can easily emulate our family trying to eat some chocolate. My furriend Amy always say that her cat LOVES ice cream, but I’m sure is only because she eats it all the time and because it’s cold.
If you have child purrsons you need to teach them not to leave chocolates open or to try to give us some. Fur last, the candy wrappers can be a choking hazard, so clean your mess please.
3. Decoration can be dangerous.
I purrsonally LOVE decorations but my momma is careful to not put out candles. They can be knocked over or we can easily get burned by them. Once I was at grandma’s and I swear that I was far from a candle, but I had like a string of fur flowing that reached the candle and in one second PUFF, I had no whiskers or eyebrows in my right side! SUPERMEGAULTRATRAGIC!
If you have a chewer on your hands, you better be careful with any electric cords.
4. Be careful with costumes.
Even if your furchild is a fashionista like me, you need to make sure he/she is comFURtable wearing the outfit. I totally hate to see frozen cats! We should be able to move freely, breathe, drink, etc., in the costume.
5. ID, Please!
In case your furchild escapes or you are one of those pawrents who say “OMG I just cant keep him/her inside,” having the proper identification is key to increase the chance of getting your baby back. Please update your info — it is very impurrtant!!
It doesn’t matter if you are a nudist or a fashionista: You can look MEGAFAB fur Halloween. If you are into clothes, well, the shopping is easy — just go to Petsmart, Petco, Walmart, etc and look for the dog costumes. I know, it’s kind of shameful, but that’s how the furchild fashion world works.
Now if you are a nudist you can rock a Halloween bag or box, have fun and be creative!
Fur last I want to share with you a Halloween treat recipe (I haven’t done it yet). Stores are full of cute and yummi Halloween treats fur dogs ,but NOTHING fur us! Here are the instructions:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 6-ounce can tuna in oil (do not drain)
1 tablespoon oil
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, adding a little water if dough is too stiff. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with your favorite cookie cutter, or use a pizza cutter to cross-cut into small diamond shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until firm. Store in an airtight container.
And this is it, guys. I hope you enjoyed my column and that take seriously the safety of your furchilds in this holiday. Remember to follow me in Facebook, Twitter, and furriend me here in Catster. Fur last please check my website fur fall in love with a purrsian in need today!