Hello World, Alberto Here,
I have officially ended my blogging strike. The humans heard me loud and clear as regards my distaste for the ridiculous dinosaur costume they tried to make me wear. At The Trive of Five we have a “no costume” policy that is now enforced after this recent debacle.
As a result of this strange holiday the humans seem to enjoy, I decided to devote this Wednesday to their ridiculous celebration.
I also wanted to point out that this feline is an equality opportunity blog writer and today I have featured a blog by mice as well as dog posts.
The Great Halloween Indignity – Feline Opines
My first listing will be a bit of shameless self-promotion as I am featuring my post The Great Halloween Indignity which started my campaign against the human’s Halloween ridiculousness.
How Black Cats Came to Halloween – Hartz
My next selection is from the good folks at Hartz “How Black Cats Came to Halloween” Black cats have a bad reputation, especially during this time of year. The female human who is my purrsonal assistant for blogging (can’t use a keyboard without opposable thumbs) got a bit misty-eyed when she saw the photo on the Hartz blog and told me about a black cat that used to live with the humans named Buster. I sure wish I could have met him, he sounds like a great guy. I’ve included a photo of our Buster as an homage to the big guy.
Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cat – Pet MD
There are many written about the perils and terrors of the noisy Fourth of July celebrations the humans love so much but few about keeping cats safe on Halloween. Well, I found an excellent article from Pet MD called “Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cat”. ‘Some really good stuff there and I made sure both humans read it.
Halloween: The Well Dressed Cat – Adventures in Cheeseland
After I wrote about my costume indignity, I heard from some friends over at Adventures in Cheeseland which is probably the only WordPress blog hosted by mice. Now the Cheeseland folks are very willing to allow all species to have a say on the blog and they referred me to a guest blog post , “Halloween: The Well Dressed Cat” by the feline, Tiffany Furreau, consultant on the “Real Cats of Beverly Hills” who blogs about the latest trends in cat costumes. I will share Adventure in Cheeseland’s disclaimer at the beginning of the blog “Please do not let your humans see these pictures” (they are not fans of the cat costume craze either! (The photo is Horatio (Lord Nelson) Hedgehog from the Adventures in Cheeseland crew. Evidently hedgehogs are not immune to the Halloween costume indignities either.)
The Telegraph – 25 of the Best Dressed Dogs at the New York City Dog Parade
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t feature some canines in Halloween finery. This selection is from The Telegraph “25 of the Best Dressed Dogs at the New York City Dog Parade”. This article features photos from this year’s parade and I must say some of them are quite clever. I would also note that these canines look a lot less put out about the whole costume situation than their feline friends.
Well, folks that’s it for the week, all I have to say about this Halloween holiday thing is this, cut the wires in the scary doorbell and keep a bowl of tasty canine/feline/hedgehog/mouse etc. treats handy for your furry family members.
Until next Wednesday,
Your un-costumed friend,