The Weekly Walk: Woof Means “Happy Halloween”

You might want to bring a flashlight on our Weekly Walk today. It will be a dark stroll with furry things lurking in the shadows, things that may sniff you, things that may lick your hands. The horror! The woof!

Article of the Week: It’s Safer Indoors

Halloween parties with your pets can be a great way to socialize with other pets and their owners, but crowded spaces are not for every animal. If your pets get anxious around others, consider relaxing in front of a festive movie with them. Below is a short list of holiday films. Click each title to view trailers.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: (Snoopy, Snoopy, Snoopy) Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts celebrate Halloween (Snoopy, Snoopy, Snoopy), while Linus awaits the arrival of the Great Pumpkin (Snoopy, Snoopy, Snoopy, Snoopy, Snoopy).

Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: This inseparable owner and pet duo are determined to learn who is ravaging gardens in their town.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: What do you get when you combine Halloween and Christmas? An awesome movie that involves memorable characters, like a ghost dog named Zero.

Frankenweenie: Tim Burton’s original and touching 1984 conception of a boy resurrecting his four-legged friend.

Corpse Bride: A third Burton film, this one with a man marrying a deceased woman. And there’s a skeleton dog!

Obie Weight-loss Update

There’s been some troubling news in the world of Obie. His caretaker Nora posted that the shelter he came from wants him back, and she has been ordered to meet them in court. You can read her message on Facebook. We wish only the best for the inspirational canine.

Quote of the Week

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” -Arthur Conan Doyle

Command of the Week

It’s Alive!: If you can teach your dog to howl when you say this, he’s ready for a Frankenstein’s-monster costume.

Animal Sound of the Week

“Rip” goes the pet costume if it’s uncomfortable for your pet.

Photo of the Week

Are you participating in Halloween activities with your pet this year? Click the photo to see pictures of costumed dogs from the New York Halloween parade in Tompkins Square Park.

Brandy “Frankenweenie-fied” has become the Gobbler!

Friday Fun: Frankenweenie

We posted this two weeks ago, but it’s too appropriate for the season not to share again. If you want to dress up your pets without actually putting them in costumes, head over to the Frankenweenie Facebook page to “Frankenweenie-fy” your pet. You’ll need to upload a photo of your friend from your desktop or Facebook, or you’ll need to take a photo with your computer camera. Click this link and follow the onscreen prompts to start “Frankenweenie-fying” your pooch.

Thank you for braving the dark with us on this Weekly Walk. Let us know if you do anything festive for the spooky holiday here, on Facebook, or Twitter. Woof!

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