Sunday, October 18, 2009

What Dogs Think About Halloween

If dogs could talk this is what they hate about Halloween........

"That darn doorbell rings and rings. My owners answer it and then it rings again. I get excited, I bark and they yell at me. I don't get it."

Scary Costumes
"Ugly, evil-looking things come to the door, and for some strange reason my owners smile and give them things. I don't know what they get, but I'm sure it's tasty. The whole ritual is scary and just plain weird. Why do they do that? If I did something like that they would haul me off to the "funny farm"."

Screaming Kids
"As if the noise and the costumes aren't bad enough, there are all those screaming kids to contend with. Screaming children chanting little rhymes that only a mother could love. Like I said, I just don't get it."

No Treats for Me
"On top of it all, there is an abundance of candy going from hand to hand ... chocolate, candy bars and goodies that make a real dog drool. But I don't get any. None. Stingy people."

They Ignore ME
"There I am - barking and doing my dog thing - but no one pays any attention to me. I try to join in on the fun but they keep telling me to go away. With all these new people here at this Halloween party, a dog has lots of important sniffing to do. I need to get to know these people to make sure they are safe for my family to be around."

Weird Music and Sounds
"People play the most ridiculous music - it makes me want to howl."

Jack-O-Lanterns and Candles
"There are weird shadows on the walls and an eerie ambiance of ghostliness ... it would not surprise me if Casper came flying out of the wall and said "boo"!"


  1. No Treats for Me & They Ignore Me are probably the two biggest gripes my Oscar has. With Halloween #2 on the way, I need to make some changes to appease the King.

  2. Hi Geebz,

    Yes, so true!

    I think a long lasting doggie treat might be the answer. Have you tried freezing a bone or kong with peanut butter inside. That lasts for hours of enjoyment and total focus.