Usually I participate in Wordless Wednesday and post a photo only, but I had a very important topic I wanted to address before Halloween, which believe it or not, is tomorrow (Where has this year gone?).
I recently learned that Halloween can be a dangerous time for black cats (and other black pets). It is sad that I even have to write about this topic, but some people see their animals tortured, or sacrificed, on Halloween.
Whether this be due to teenage pranks or true sadists, it is important to remember to keep your pets safe that night. If you have an outdoor cat (especially a black one) Halloween is the night to keep them inside. Yes, you may not get any sleep because they may be screaming in your face all night, but you get an extra hour of sleep this weekend due to Daylight Savings (if your area practices this, of course), so you can hang in there for one night.
Even if your pet doesn’t have black fur, Halloween is filled with lots of activity that might spook our beloved pets, causing them to flee the house or yard and end up in danger. What makes matters worse is that typically all dogs get put in the yard because they are barking at all the visitors, but this leaves them exposed to run away. Maybe keeping them inside in their crates or playpens might be worth the trouble.
Well if that didn’t make you worried enough, make sure to keep your pets away from the candy. No one wants to end up at the vets office Friday morning treating their pet for pancreatitis.
Sorry to be such a downer today, but I thought these topics were worth discussing, and mentioning. Tomorrow is our official move-in day and I have a quiz in my Linear Programming class, so I will not posting anything other than maybe a picture until Friday so, Happy Halloween Everyone!