An alien landed in my yard & Ann used him to model for a card!  What is she thinking?  You're going to love or hate this guy but I think I like him a lot.


She sponged Dusty Durango onto the Stampin' Up! Bride Specialty Paper #115669 for a cool resist moon at the top left.  She used a lot of cardstock vellum to resemble how transparent he was.

Thanks for all the nice emails you sent me about the tips on taking care of your dog on Halloween.  We ALL want to have a good time & here's how!  This is the last 5 tips on having a safe Halloween from Dogster:

  1. (really #6)    Keep candy away from your dog. Many candies-especially chocolate-are toxic to dogs. The severity of the toxicity depends greatly on factors such as breed, age, size, and how much candy was ingested. Problems may range from a mild upset tummy to vomiting and diarrhea, or even death. If you have any concerns at all, consult with a veterinarian immediately. If you want to keep your dog safe, make certain that sweets, including their wrappers, are kept well away from your dog.
  2. Protect dogs from candles and pumpkins. Excited or agitated dogs can easily knock over a lit candle or pumpkin. Be sure those items are away from your dog’s reach, or consider a battery-powered candle that does not burn.
  3. Think twice about dressing your dog in a costume. While some dogs might enjoy being dressed up, many don’t. Experiment first to see if your dog likes being in a costume. If so, fine-he’ll most likely enjoy himself and the extra attention it brings. However, if he shows any resistance, don’t do it. Dogs feel enough stress around Halloween without also having to endure the discomfort and peculiarity of wearing a strange costume.
  4. Be prepared. If you take your dog with you while trick-or-treating, be prepared at all times. Do not let your dog approach the door of a house, and stay clear of possible gags or gangs of goblins who will gather at the door. Dogs do not understand that the person jumping out at you will not hurt you; they often think they can only help you by acting aggressively. Neither children nor adults in costumes should approach a dog without the owner’s consent.
  5. Have fun but think of your dog’s safety. Finally, if you want your dog to be included in Halloween festivities, think about his safety much as you would the safety of a small child. Your dog does not understand Halloween, so he needs you to provide the guidance and safety that you always do.

And lastly – don't try to get your dog drunk.  I read about some bozo who was watching a dog for about a half an hour while his owner went away.  He put vodka in the dog's bowl & encouraged him to drink it. The owner came home to a passed out dog with his tongue hanging out.  An expensive vet visit later helped the dog survive & the "friend" facing up to 2 years for animal abuse. 

You can see the first 5 tips in this post.

We're high on life & depending on you, our humans, to keep us safe.  Let's be careful out there!

Chow Baby!