Halloween can be hard on some dogs. A friend’s dog that I sometimes walk gets startled by yard decorations, so you can imagine all the giant spiders, skulls, ghosts, etc. in people’s yards are not her favorite things. Be mindful of what stresses your dog, like kids in costumes, and do your best to help them out. Make sure your pups are also safe! Check out these tips to keep your dog safe and stress-free.
I’m a big dork about Halloween. I really love it! Here’s a repost of a big collections of patterns you can use to make a jack-o-lantern for almost any pet.
I love carving something different each year on our pumpkins and, though I’m very fond of cats, I thought other pets should be represented too. Here are a variety of patterns for a bunch of different animals that should make some pretty nifty jack-o-lanterns. And, yes there are more cats. Just click on an image for a larger version to print or download.
Have a fun Halloween and keep your furred & feathered friends safe!
Use photos of your own pets to make a nifty stencil for your jack-o-lanterns this year. These three tutorials show you how to do it.
If that’s too fiddly, there’s a program called Pumpkinshop you can buy that converts your photos into stencils.
Here are free stencils for 12 different dog breeds. You may have to register at Better Homes & Gardens, it looks like, but it’s free and you can opt out of them sending you any emails. (Check out these nifty patterns for cat jack-o-lanterns.)