Hello and happy Thursday, friends! We're ready to get right to Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
As always, a cute little tabby named Thimble is here to express her gratitude, and today Thimble is grateful that she's adorable even when she's blurry and not the center of a photo. She's also thankful she's not as weird as this here human mom of hers.
Thimble is not at all impressed with that sign on the wall. Not only does it star exactly zero kitties, but just look at this thing.
Sorry you don't like the sign, Thimble. As a fan of horror movies and all things Halloween, though, this here human quite enjoys this little thing. My sister got it for me for my birthday this year, and it hangs up all year round, because why not. It's an homage to some of my favorite movies to watch especially during this time of the year.
And don't worry, next week you'll get a lot more of Thimble's adorable face. Though, I can't promise she won't have a spooky little intruder with her. After all, next week will even more so be all about Halloween here on our blog.
Now, how about the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.
1. Every October, I _________.
2. If I were going to a costume party, I would go as _________.
3. _________ is my favorite scary story.
4. I would _________ if there were a zombie apocalypse.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!
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Halloween Tip of the Day
Just yesterday, we gave the tip to avoid walking your pup or kitty on Halloween during trick-or-treat hours, in order to avoid the increased foot and road traffic that could lead to dangerous situations. On the other hand, today's tip involves some ideas for staying safe should you and your furbaby find yourselves out and about on Halloween night. If you're out on a walk on Halloween night, or any night for that matter, be sure to take a flashlight, as well your cell phone in case of emergency. At the same time, though, don't be distracted by using your phone instead of observing your surroundings. What's more, ensure that your furbaby's leash and collar include reflectors, and that you yourself are wearing reflectors in some way, so that both of you can remain seen and safe.
Another important factor if walking with your furbaby on Halloween night is to know where it might be safest to walk. Obviously, dark alleys are not the way to go, but you also want to ensure that you don't end up with a scared furbaby on the busiest trick-or-treating street. So, if you must head out for a stroll with your furbaby during trick-or-treat hours, think ahead about what route you should take. As we previously hinted, it should be a safe, well-lit area, but also one that won't be hustling and bustling with trick-or-treaters. This is especially important if the pup or kitty being walked is skittish or aggressive in any way. All in all, think ahead and make plans for where you can most safely take a walk with your furbaby should you need to go out on Halloween night.
Also, one last note we want to make is to watch your furbaby closely when walking them on Halloween, as well as on the following days. Trick-or-treaters might leave behind candy, candy wrappers, parts of costumes, or other unsafe goods. So, do keep an eye on that furbaby and make sure nothing unsafe makes it to their mouth when walking during the Halloween season, and year round.