Some people really hate the idea of dressing up companion animals for Halloween. Don’t get your pumpkin in a knot, there are two simple rules that everyone needs to follow when comes to sharing Halloween with your beloved pet –
1. If they enjoy dressing up, don’t let a few sour candy corns spoil your fun. Dressing up your pet for a few candid photo shots can become a family tradition. Don’t force your pet to wear something that either makes him/her miserable or doesn’t allow for free movement of all limbs and tails. Keep those eyes clear!
2. Keep them safe. This rule encompasses everything about Halloween festivities. Halloween, like most holidays, usually involves noise, strangers milling around, inappropriate and unsafe food close to expectant mouths, and a general sense of anxiety, excitement and stress that can cause some animals to bolt out the door.
Whether your pet loves Halloween or would rather take a siesta straight through the day, always remember to give them some “down time” to recharge their batteries and emotional centers. Don’t forget some play time so they can get out any frustrations or stress the holiday can bring on. That goes for you, too!
Have a great and safe Halloween!
Need some inspiration for your pet’s costume?
Check out these cute pet costumes you can whip up yourself from the talented folks at Leisure Arts, Inc.
Check out Flickr from some great ideas and inspiration. We’ve chosen a few to help get your search mojo going.
We’ve created a new “Angel” series of pet dog t-shirts you should check out. Grandbury will be sporting this one on Halloween.