As I mentioned yesterday, after a bit of a wild September over here, this weekend we're getting caught up on sharing our poems for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.
Throw the Dog a Bone
Marley's grandmother lived in a strange place.
It was called Halloweentown, and it would win any weirdness race.
This time, to Halloweentown Marley brought her best friends along,
Those being Florence the cat and Jerome the dog.
To get around town, Marley took the one and only taxi.
That itself was a strange thing, in case you were asking.
The taxi driver named Lenny was a bona fide skeleton.
In truth, bones and more bones were all there was to him.
Lenny was never all that excited to see Marley and her furry friends,
No doubt because Jerome the dog had for Lenny an interest with no end.
After all, Lenny was made of bones,
Something that was very much beloved to Jerome.
On Halloween night, Marley prepared herself for the festive fun,
Looking like a true witch by the time she was done.
Florence refused a costume, but she still fit in just fine as a black cat.
With a white sheet off her bed, Marley turned Jerome into a ghost just like that.
Unfortunately, Jerome had broken into the Halloween candy stash earlier that day.
He was bouncing off the walls, almost literally, suffice it to say.
The hyperactive pup hadn't calmed down one bit when Lenny's taxi arrived,
And when he saw the skeletal fellow, the dog had more than orneriness in his eyes.
Lenny screamed and yelled and ran up and down the street,
While Florence watched and Marley yelled, "Jerome, no! Sit! Come here for a treat!"
Finally, Lenny seemed to form a plan of his own,
And that plan was to indeed throw the dog a bone.
No longer screaming, though now missing just a little part of his leg,
Lenny jumped back into his taxi, peaking out only his head.
Jerome lolled out his tongue in a drooling smile,
Enjoying his new toy in his festive ghostly style.
For the above reasons and more, light exposed candles or those in jack-o'-lanterns only if they are safely out of the reach of your furbaby, even if that means lighting them in a room not accessible to your kitty or pup. It is also of course best that candles or jack-o'-lanterns be left lit only if you are available to monitor the situation. If you are not able to keep an eye on a candle, jack-o'-lantern, and nearby furbabies, then do not leave any flames lit.
Candles and jack-o'-lanterns can make for very festive decor. However, flames can of course pose a risk to your furbaby, and also to your home in general. Therefore, always put the safety of your furbaby and everyone else in the home first when it comes to fiery festivities this time of year. Also, of course, be aware of the safety of wildlife if you light jack-o'-lanterns outdoors.