This week's fill-ins are fantastic and fun (just like always!). Here they are:
1. One Halloween, I dressed as _________.
2. My favorite comedian is _________.
3. My scariest Halloween was _________.
4. _________ is my favorite Halloween treat.
I was very happy to see these Halloween-heavy fill-ins, as with only 10 days to go until the holiday itself, I'm sort of super excited. That being said, here's what I came up with:
1. One Halloween, I dressed as a black cat!
(I believe I was 8 or 9 years old that year. I wore all black, my mom made a tail and ears for me to wear, and she painted my face. I loved this costume, and I still have the tail!)
2. My favorite comedian is Bob Newhart.
(I'll thank my dad for this one. I don't know why, but I've never really been one to watch stand-up comedy and the like. I love Bob Newhart as an actor, though, so when my dad years ago informed me that good ol' Bob had once done stand-up comedy, I had to check it out. It made me love Bob Newhart even more. He has such great deadpan humor and wonderfully dry delivery.)
3. My scariest Halloween was when I was about 5 years old and walked into the living room when my dad was watching the movie Halloween.
(For years after that, I always pictured "the boogie man" as looking just like Michael Myers in his white mask and blue coveralls. Nowadays, Halloween is my go-to movie to watch on Halloween night.)
4. Banana Laffy Taffys are my favorite Halloween treat.
(This addiction started years ago. I hardly ever got these as a trick-or-treater myself. But, I did a lot of babysitting throughout high school, and it seems like the kids I cared for back then always got tons of these in their treat bags. Whenever I'd babysit after Halloween, the kids' parents would often tell me to help myself to the candy. I always hated to steal hard-earned candy from children, so I hardly ever took the parents up on the offer. That is, unless, I saw a banana Laffy Taffy in there.)
Next up? Eddy! Did this active girl feel like posing for the camera. Of course not!
How about a little stink eye?
There you have it.
Except we're not quite done yet. Today's prompt for JNW's Halloween Challenge is cauldron. Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated with cauldrons (I even have flower pots that are, you guessed it, cauldrons). Honestly, what's more magical and fanciful and Halloweenish than a witch's cauldron? Anyway, Eddy didn't let me forget that it was her turn to star in a Halloween drawing. Well, Eddy, you sure do like stirring the pot around here, my active little lady, so this one's for you.
Have a spooktacular day, everybuddy!
Our Tip of the Day:We all know that feeding our furbabies chocolate is not good for them, nor is feeding them many other sugary goods. Also beware, though, of certain products labeled as sugar-free. I'm sure many of you have heard of xylitol, a natural sweetener often used in sweets to make them safe for those with diabetes or for those simply trying to cut back on refined sugars. Xylitol, though, is toxic to our furbabies. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, and potentially seizures in dogs and cats. It can cause a sudden release of insulin in your furbaby's system, leading to hypoglycemia, and can ultimately result in liver failure. This is why any goods labeled as sugar-free should be a no-go for your furbabies, most especially when xylitol is listed as an ingredient. Also keep in mind that not only is xylitol found in sugar-free candies and gums, but also potentially other foods, such as some brands of peanut butter. Xylitol is also found in some toothpastes, mouthwashes, and potentially a number of other goods. The moral of the story is to always look at the label, and stick to foods and treats that are known to be healthy choices for your furbaby. If you know or even think your furbaby consumed anything containing xylitol, please consult a veterinarian immediately.