OK, years ago, I used to be against it. I mean, is Halloween a holiday or an excuse to expose other people's fantasies? I never really understood the idea behind placing tombstones or skulls on one's front lawn, but even I have come to enjoy a good gawk at the lengths people go through to ...decorate. Besides, it's a non-partisan kind of event where nobody takes a particular side. So my Halloween question today is...now that I'm almost believing that there might actually be such a thing as ghosts, is it possible there is one living in my house? You see, for the life of me, I cannot understand that no matter how diligent we are, or how many times we verbalize the dangers of chocolate for dogs out loud, I keep finding empty candy wrappers in places they shouldn't be. It must be a ghost...surely that doe-eyed, sweet Sheltie that lives with us wouldn't purposely wait until we've turned out all the lights and gone upstairs to bed to...raid the garbage? No -o-o-o-oo, it must be a ghost, because when I left the house yesterday, I could swear I left the Halloween candy jar on top of the kitchen counter, and yet when I returned Snickers and Twix wrappers were strewn over the kitchen floor. I asked Maxi who would do such a thing, but he didn't seem to know. There were no signs of forced entry. I'm sure he would only tell me the truth, because like us, I'm certain he can read the labels and fully well knows that chocolate contains theobromine, an alkaloid that dogs can't metabolize quickly and could therefore poison him? I know that you all love your pets, and I know you've been warned about the dangers for your pets on Halloween, but...the truth is, I don't believe in ghosts and as for Maxi...adorable, clever, and downright sneaky are all adjectives that can lovingly be used to describe him! Be careful, be safe, and don't forget to send us your Halloween pet photos!
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