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Don’t Forget Your Favorite Pet This Halloween!

Birds are beautiful, geckos are gorgeous, cats are cuddly, cute and quite charming. But for me, there is only one animal that upon sight alone causes me to break into a smile, and that animal is the delightful dog.

From the enthusiastic wag of their tails to their wide, happy eyes full of wonder, I think dogs are as close to perfect as living beings get. For starters, they are adorable. And they stay adorable their entire lives, from plush puppyhood to the time their fur turns gray. They are also loyal, compassionate, always up for enjoying the simple pleasures in life, and oh-so-excited to see you. Every. Single. Time. Now, I know there are exceptions to the rule, as there are with all other animals and people as well. But for the most part, in my many years on this planet I have been lucky enough to meet oodles more awesome dogs than grumpy dogs or mean dogs. And one of the things that I find cutest about them is one of the things that is also most annoying: their propensity to beg.

Before you go thinking I’m a bad pet parent, please know that whenever I’ve had a dog, I have done my best to train it well and treat it with respect at all times. As much as a dog begging at the table can make for a tricky lunch, it’s also really not fun for the dog, especially if they never get a piece of whatever it is they’re after. But in my experience, even when they have stopped leaping at the table and barking for a bite – even when their training has been as successful as you hoped it would be – if you glance in their direction while you’re eating something tasty, you can see that irrepressible hunger in their eyes. Maybe it’s because I am most often in the company of beagles, and they are notorious food hounds. But whatever it is, that look of longing for a taste tugs at my heartstrings. Certainly if it were me sitting at the foot of the couch and my human was noshing on something nummy, I would want some!

Every now and then, I do give my pooch a sampling of my meal when it is dog-appropriate food. I am careful not to feed her when I am eating, or from my plate, instead putting the food in her dish. And on holidays especially, a time for sharing your love with those near and dear, I make a special dish for my dog. Always careful to keep it simple and dog-friendly, I know she enjoys this break from her usual fare as much as I enjoy giving her something really good to eat. For those of you who aren’t ‘dog people’, you might think I’m crazy. But I think the fellow dog lovers out there understand where I’m coming from!

One of my favorite holidays is Halloween, and as such I like to go all-out. That said, it’s not your traditional food holiday. I don’t prepare anything extravagant in the way of a meal as I’m usually handing out candy to Trick-or-Treaters or attending a Halloween party. But that doesn’t mean I don’t do anything special for my beagle baby – after all, she would surely win any competition for ‘cutest costume’ before I even put on her Halloween collar! So instead, I’m always sure to bring home some Halloween dog treats from Bisket Baskets. She doesn’t always like when I bring my work home with me, but when it’s Halloween dog treats she doesn’t seem to mind at all!

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