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Halloween is an important tradition in our family. I used to be really terrible at celebrating it, but as my kids have gotten older I have come to love it. We have an annual Spooky dinner and hang out with our extended family and everyone looks forward to it.
Last year it was a little more exciting that we wanted. We had a then 4 month old and very, very hyper puppy. We barricaded him into the kitchen with a baby gate and got ready to enjoy the trick or treaters. After hearing the door ring about 5 times in a row and Bear not being able to greet our visitors he busted down the baby gate and went tearing through the house, almost knocked over a little kid on the porch, and ran down the street after all of the candy and children.
This year, we’ve done a few things differently to try and avoid that situation. First, we have another dog so Bear has a friend to entertain him. Who wants to be alone on Halloween? Second, we moved out to the country so the number of trick or treaters will be very low. Third, we got Bear (and his new brother, Scout) gifts for Halloween so they can be part of the fun and have something to do rather than chase after kids who are just trying to get their trick or treat on. I definitely recommend you getting your dogs some treats so they feel like they are part of the family!
The dogs’ treats were inspired by the ideas on the Big Heart Pet brand page on Walmart.com. There are a lot of really fun ideas for making gifts for your canine friends.
As you all know I am somewhat craft challenged and even I found something I can do. I’d love to see if any of you make one of these projects!
I got them both a couple of new toys each, and some Milk Bone dog treats.
“The Boys” were very excited to get their new Halloween treats. They loved the toys – but just like the kids right after trick or treating wanted to chow down immediately.