I hope you humans enjoy the day, and I hope all of my animal friends stay safe.
Remember, animals become stressed by a change in routine, and having strangers come to the door and beg for food is not a normal evening for many of you.
At our house, the kitties will be on the enclosed porch and I will be with them. Jen will be in the living room and DeDe will be nearby behind a barrier gate. Jen is leaving me with the kitties because they find me a calming influence, and DeDe is near Jen so hopefully she won’t bark if she sees what’s going on. If she does, she can go into the bedroom and relax.
I encourage you to consider not take your dogs with you when you trick-or-treat. Sure, your dog is well-behaved, but do you know the dogs at the homes where you’re visiting? Not all humans realize the stress this night can put on their companion animals. A stressed dog seeing your dog at the door might perceive your dog as a threat.
Here’s a cute video for you that’s in the spirit of the day, courtesy of the Muppets.