Monday, October 8, 2007

Some Halloween Mommy and Daddy Rules



Miz Allie Cat says to all you mommy and daddys out there that Halloween is coming up and there are some important rules to follow.....Meowww....

  • Don't leave them outside; Never leave your pet outside on Halloween. Oh I am never outside long anyways...Meow...but never on that scary night...Meow....Believe it or not, there are cruel people out there that actually kidnap roaming pets and torture them as part of their sickening rituals or use them as part of a dangerous Halloween pranks. Oh my...Meowwwwww......Black cats are especially susceptible to abduction from Halloween troublemakers. So to be safe, keep all animals indoors during Halloween as well as the day before and after. Meow Meow...

  • Keep them comfortable and well-provided for;House your cat or dog in a secure room separated from the living room if you'll be giving out candy or hosting a Halloween party. Meow....Even the friendliest cats and dogs can become stressed with so many people coming in and out. And it's possible that your furry friend may dart out the door while you're handing out candy. Meow...I of course would never leave my mommy alone during those scary times....Worst case scenario is that your dog or cat may snap at strange children or even injure them. So play it safe and keep your pet in a secure area. To keep them comfortable, provide them with food, water, some favorite toys and treats, something to chew on, somewhere to relieve themselves and a soft place to lay. This will help soothe and comfort animals who aren't used to being confined to one area.

  • Away from fire; Meowwwww......keep lit jack-o-lanterns and burning candles far out of the reach of your pets, as your dog or cat could easily tip these objects over, resulting in a damaging and even deadly house-fire. Also, even if they don't tip it over, many curious cats, of course we will venture too close to a candle flame get badly burned, so watch out for us kittys...Meow.....

  • No candy for pets; Halloween candy is extremely dangerous for pets. Chocolate is very toxic and could kill your pet if he or she consumed enough. Oh Meowwwww..... Also, the aluminum wrappers can also be harmful if your pet swallows them. At the very least, your pet would get very ill if he or she consumed candy.

  • Costumes for Pets? No No Miz Allie likes to dress up but only if she is in the mood...Meow....so as cute as a dog or cat in a Halloween costume is, it may not be the best idea for some of us. If your pet is not used to being dressed up, they may become distressed. Meow ... Also, some costumes could have dangerous strings that could strangle your pet, or small adornments that could be swallowed and choked on. Oh Meowwwwww.... If you must dress your pet up for Halloween, use a costume designed specifically for the kind of animal you have. Meow...

  • If you follow these basic safety tips, you and your family can enjoy a fun Halloween while your pet stays out of harm's way. Meow...Meow....

Beware and be careful!!! Meow....

8 comments:

THE ZOO said...

this is gud advice. theres 8 of yus black cats living here and we all know not to trust strangers and not to be outside, much less on halloween.

Dragonheart said...

That is excellent advice. :) I don't mind wearing costumes - I get treats for dressing up, and I like that, but I only wear clothes designed for cats, and I don't keep them on for longer than I'm comfortable with.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

very good tips! i never go outside, but on halloween, mommy shuts me in a safe room where i can eat, doody and look out the window but not get scared.
i very rarely wear outfits, this year mommy bought me one...we'll see....she never forces me and always takes it off before i start acting uncomfy.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

All very excellent advice, Miz Allie Cat -- thank you so much for sharing with us, and reminding us of these very important seasonal topics.

You are a great friend to everykitty!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Karen Jo said...

You give extremely good advice, Miz Allie Cat. I hope all the dogs and cats will have a safe and happy Halloween.

Hot(M)BC said...

Great tips, Miz Allie Cat. Even when I lived outside Mom made me and Gree come in for Halloween. She made it up to use with tem-tay-shuns treats, though, so it wasn't so bad. No tricks, just treats. heheh
Purrrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

The Furry Kids said...

Those are great tips! We have to get locked in the bathroom on Halloween so EG doesn't run outside. Grrrr.

Derby said...

Good advise for all of us. I don't get outside unless mum takes me out. And I won't wear clothes.