Friday, October 24, 2014

10 Trick or Treating Rules for Humans & Pets

            Are You Too Old to Trick or Treat?
The question that arises every year at Halloween is when is someone too old to go trick-or-treating?  If it is a tween or older person responsible for tagging along to make sure their younger siblings are safe, then I say it’s okay.  They should be rewarded for having to pull guard duty.  It’s a personal decision, but...
1. You can’t go trick-or-treating until you get your college paper done.
2. You stop by the bar for happy hour before you hit the neighborhoods.
3. You can remember back in the day when Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles costumes were first introduced.
4. You wish more houses gave out raisins, because they keep you “regular.”

5. You have to get home early because you have work in the morning.
6. You drive from house to house.
7. The younger kids say, “Excuse me, Sir or Ma’am” when they walk past you.
8. Your hand cramps and you are winded carrying your pumpkin up to a house.
9. Everyone looks so much younger than you do; except the homeowners.
10.You get frightened and aren't sure if you pee'ed or your
water broke.
If you can answer "yes" to any of these, you 
are simply too old to go out begging door to door for candy handouts.  The bottom line is if you ask yourself if you are too old to go then, you probably are.  That’s the time to go to a party or help hand out candy at your own house.
Should My Dog Trick or Treat?
1. It is not exciting for most pets to hear the doorbell ring and see treats leaving the house instead of being delivered.
2. All dogs know that when the doorbell rings, it is a monster, an axe-murderer, or a zombie.  Halloween simply reinforces this fact.
3. Let’s face it, there is absolutely nothing in a trick or treat bag for dogs or cats.  Those bags and pumpkins are filled with poisons like chocolate, raisins, and xylitol.  Bentley suggests we hand out chew bones.
4. If your dog loves getting dressed up and strutting their stuff at a pet costume contest, go for it.  If your dog needs to be tranquillized at the sight of a huge hot dog suit, nix the idea.  A cute spooky bandana is a fair trade-off.
5. Do NOT let your dog or cat run loose!  This is a general rule, but it is crucially important on Halloween.  The last thing they need is to be allowed outside to run amok with ghosts, ghouls, and kids on sugar highs!
6. There are mean, sick humans roaming the streets.  It is dangerous to be a black dog or cat on Halloween.  Don’t give evil a chance to harm you best four-legged friend.  Keep black pets indoors with you. ♥
7. Just let your pet join in our Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Halloween Blog hop.  Just link up your Spooktacular posts and let others enjoy your parties, contests, and giveaways.  Get your paws on the badge, so you don’t forget.  You can also enjoy our Monster Mash video.  Both are located in our sidebar.  

 It is a brand new week of the Pet Parade.  Join Rascal and Rocco, Love is being owned by a Husky, Basil the Bionic Cat, Jan’s Funny Farm, and me as we hop.  All pet bloggers are welcome and encouraged to participate.  It is a great way to gain social media followers and it is so much fun!


  1. LOL that just about sums up peeps...way too old. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I feel pretty lucky that I can still get some candy when I steal from my kiddos' bags :-) They don't need all that chocolate but I sure do!

  3. We so agree with No 2 - the doorbell - we KNOW there is always monsters who ring the doorbells and must be barked at like crazy

  4. We Beaglebratz thinkz this iz a most EGSALENT post. Our mom thinkz that there shood b a trick-or-treat event fer us petz like sum churches or shoppin'mallz due fer kiddoz - host it at that church or shoppin'mall - all the kiddoz go there instead of in the neighborhood an'there r a bunch of peepz there who hand out the candy - 'cept fer uz petz - cood hand out treatz an'doggie cookiez an'other pet treatz.
    Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

  5. Great tips, we always keep our kitty inside. Thanks for sharing!

  6. BOL...We loved the human rules!!! The doggie rules were very informative too!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. BOL The human rules are funny! I get dressed up for Halloween and then Ma, Daddy-dog and I sit outside to give the kids their treats. This way, no doorbell ringing 1,000 times to bug me and I get to be friendly with all the little ones!

  8. My mom is sad because according to this, she shouldn't go trick or treating. She loves candy and has been steadily eating the supply she purchased to give to the kids on Halloween! We pets aren't interested in the whole big deal. We just hang out and hope the doorbell stops ringing because we prefer those that come to the door bring us stuff rather than us giving them stuff!

  9. BOL!!!! I would say those are all pretty good indicators that you shouldn't be trick or treating!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. All good advice. Glad I have kids young enough so I have an excuse to trick-or-treat! Happy Friday! ~Rascal and Rocco

  11. WE like that Meaty BONES Idea fur Treats... WHO would Not LOVE those in their treat bag?
    WE are going to Dory's Howl O Ween Pawty.... we know THAT one will be SAFE fur SURE.

  12. The 10 things to think about to see if you are too old to trick or treat is very funny. Number 7 was especially funny, I can see that happening to someone. We actually live far enough away from people that we don't have visitors on Halloween. So there are no ghouls by our house, but maybe a skunk in the yard which might be worse.

  13. That was so funny! Though I'm sad to say now that I can't go trick or treating, and I refuse to say which questions I answered "yes" to!
    We live in a rural area, so Halloween is pretty quiet here, thank goodness.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. Great post! Shared on Twitter and following you there. :) Bette A. Stevens

  15. This is SUCH a great post! Thanks for the laughs to start my weekend off!! I can totally relate to when humans are too old; we get trick or treaters ALL night long in our 'hood. The later it gets, the older the "kids" get so by 9:45pm we shut the porch light off and turn our little wooden sign to read "The Witch Is OUT"!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe


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