Since I was too lazy to put together a costume for the animals I think we’re going to play this one a little low-key. Which, frankly, is fine by me.
Shiva is still not very comfortable with visitors to our house. We’ve managed the problem so far but unlike a lot of her other issues, this one hasn’t gone anywhere. Probably because we’re the socially reclusive sort. Other than delivery drivers and the odd door-to-door fundraiser, we just don’t have anyone knocking on our door. Which is how Shiva likes it, but it does prevent her from learning to relax. Thus, trick or treating is a bit dicey in these parts.
In our neighbourhood there are a lot of children. Last year we had over 150 kids at our door. Luckily, our trainer had come to the house just a week before to give us advice on how to prevent Shiva from totally stressing out. It worked and last Halloween night was amazingly peaceful. I was hoping this year would be even easier but I don’t think that is going to be the case.
Sigh. Our fault.
On the bright-side we have lots of treats, for children and dogs. I’m going to make a batch of “delicious” smelling sardine biscuits for the Shivster and set up a comfy spot for her to lay for the duration. It’s all we can do at this point. With luck we will prevent a total canine meltdown once more.
Are cats really that afraid of dogs, Your Excellency?
*raises paw* What do you think?
Hehehe. Never mind.