Evan knows that the young kids across the street are being homeschooled these days. After all, there's some sort of pandemic going on. Anyway, this mancat thought he'd try to give the kids a reading lesson. He of course socially distanced by staying inside his own home during the lessons.
Evan chose Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree for his October reading lessons. Have any of you read this? It's a fantastical Halloween book that not only tells a fun story, but that also offers some lessons on Halloween in history.
Can you believe we're still on the topic of pumpkins? We talked about the benefits of pumpkin, and even pumpkin seeds. All of that aside, though, always keep in mind the age and condition of any pumpkins to which your furbaby has access. This time of year, pumpkins are indeed often used as beautiful outdoor decorations or spooky jack-o'-lanterns. Pumpkins won't stay pretty forever, though, and we're sure you've all witnessed the ultimate demise of pumpkins. That being said, old pumpkins can indeed begin to rot, and if pumpkins in this state are consumed by your kitty or pup, issues such as gastrointestinal distress can occur.
In addition, also keep wildlife in mind with regard to this, as old, rotting food may not sit well for them either. What's more, pumpkins that are left to sit outside and rot will sometimes ferment. If squirrels or other wildlife consume fermented pumpkins, they can potentially end up in a more or less drunken state. Therefore, be sure to compost or otherwise dispose of old pumpkins in a timely, safe, secure manner, for the safety of your furbabies as well as wildlife.