Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Pet Safety Tips and a Treat Bag!

Hello, folks!
Stopping in to share some important tips I read on this post at The Animal Rescue Site!  I have their list of 9 tips below, but please click on that link to read about their tips in more detail.

Halloween Pet Safety Tips
  • Limit front door access.  Strangers, costumes and loud noises can be very frightening to pets.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing current ID tags.  A glow-in-the-dark or reflective collar would also be very helpful, just in case your pet darts out an open door.
  • Keep your pet inside.
  • Always supervise costumed pets.
  • Do a costume 'dress rehearsal'.  If you want to dress up your pet, only do so if you can tell that they don't mind, and take time to get them accustomed to the costume.  Make sure the costume is SAFE, that it fits properly, and that it isn't annoying or uncomfortable to your pet.  Make sure the costume doesn't have dangling pieces that could be chewed off and choked on.
  • Keep things like pumpkins and corn out of your pet's reach.
  • Watch candles carefully.
  • Keep ALL candy and wrappers out of your pet's reach.  All forms of chocolate can be dangerous, and sometimes lethal, to pets.  Foil wrappers can cause health problems, too, if ingested.  Please move the trash bin to a safe height.
  • Lock candy safely away from pets [not only during Halloween but also before and after].  If your kids like to stash candy in their rooms, make sure they pick high enough hiding places where pets can't reach the candy, or lock the candy in a cabinet.  One of our canine pals, Lou, had a very serious incident with chocolate being left out at her house one Christmas, so please be careful to keep candy/chocolate away from your pet.

And now for a Halloween project, just in case you need a last-minute treat packaging idea...

I thought it would be fun to make a Halloween project with the moose from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Arctic!  I used his coordinating sentiment stamp but just inked the "it moose be" part.  I also selectively inked the "Halloween" on a stamp from Spooktacular.  Thank you, Kelly, for the cute stamps!  Give Daphne a hug for me! :D  

To create his mask, I just trimmed a die-cut I had of a cat, punched a couple of small holes and threaded some linen thread through.  I'm not sure if the moose looks creepy now, but I think he's fun anyway! :D  Ha!  To make the clothespin match the little enamel stars, I just covered it with purple washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fun Halloween!!