Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Dangers Lurking In Leaves

   It’s that time of the year when the air is crisp and the leaves crunch under out feet. There is something about a fresh pile of leaves that is irresistible to children and dogs. Pierre loves chasing the leaves as they float to the ground. We don’t usually rake our leaves but rather chop them up with the lawn mower. After reading PetPlan's graphic about the dangers that could be lurking in leaf piles, I am glad.

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34 comments :

  1. oh we had no clue that it can end bad when we dash through the leaves.... so we better leave the leaves alone...

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    1. They are fun but sure can have some yucky stuff hiding in them!

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  2. Yikes! And I just get upset becuz da leaves cling to my furs.

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    1. Pierre loves to roll in the leaves after they are mulched and gets tiny leaves all over him!

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  3. We love to jump in the big piles of leaves at Gramma's house, but it is fast and furious and not real dangerous. If we ever saw a creature in there, Mom would never let us go in the leaves again!

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    1. I hear ya! If Mom saw a snake or even a tick on us, she would never let us race through the leaves again. BOL!

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  4. Thanks for the great information. I don't have trees around the house so no leaves

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    1. We have a yard full of trees so we spend a lot of the fall mowing up leaves.

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  5. Whoa...this is good info to know and just in time for the leaf raking season. Thanks for the info!

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    1. It is so tempting to rake up a big pile for the dogs to play in but this graphic really made me think better of the idea.

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    1. Thanks boyz! Ya'll be careful jumping in the leaves this fall.

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  7. Yikes - who knew that this could not be the safest practice! Thank you for this great info, guys!

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    1. We know. Mom always seems to find some way to ruin our fun! BOL!

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  8. Playing in leaves is not worth the risk...thanks.

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    1. I am glad that we chop ours up so the boys aren't tempted!

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  9. Even though it's been warm, we have lots of leaves falling already. Because of ticks around here, we never leave piles around that the dogs could get into, but we might not have thought of those other reasons!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. We haven't had a problem with ticks (knock on wood) but the leaves are definitely falling. All we need now is cooler temps.

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  10. Now this is a 200% excellent PSA....once my human sis rolled in freshly cut grass when playing at her friend's house. She came home a hot red itchy mess
    Needless to say she was miserable for days and did require a trip to the Doc.
    hugs Madi and mom

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    1. Bentley likes to roll in the leaves and the grass and it makes him so itchy! I wipe him off with Wet Ones when he comes back inside. He decided to roll in the dirt yesterday though so he had to get a bath! LOL!

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  11. Great reminder ! Playing in leaf piles is so much fun, better doing this safely ! Purrs

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    1. It's always important to stay safe even when we are having fun!

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  12. The other day, after running the dogs, we stopped by the shelter to leave some sheets and towels. The Shelter man thought, at first, I was dropping off the dogs. He was so happy it was just the sheets.

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    1. I know shelters always appreciate towels and sheets. I'm sure the dogs thought that was funny! As if you could ever part with them!

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  13. We had never thought about these tips about leaves. We also try to mow them and pick up with the bagger
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Our backyard is too big for a bagger but we much the leaves up quite often. We used to rake them and would end up with over 100 bags!

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  14. Creepy crawlers are a definite deal breaker! No wonder Mom always keeps me clear of the leaf piles. #thanksmom

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. We are definitely not fans of any creepy crawlers.

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  15. Uh oh. Our dad-guy just chops the leaves up too with the lawn mowing thingy. We'll tell him all about this.

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    1. I think chopping them is okay. We have never had a problem. It is just when they pile up, get wet and yucky!

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  16. There's no leaf raking here so we're safe from all those dangers. That was a scary diagram!

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    1. It is alarming how much trouble we can get into with a pile of leaves!

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