Dog Halloween costumes? I saw a particularly cute one in my local puppy boutique. It was a skeleton costume for a dog! It was basically a black cotton coat with a dog skeleton design. I thought it was brilliant. But of course you would have to be extra careful walking your dog if he was wearing black.

Halloween is a time to watch the pets extra carefully. Opening the door over and over to service those trick or treaters gives your pet ample opportunity to "break for freedom." Keep an extra good eye on them this evening.

And last but definitely not least, do not give your pet chocolate. This is especially dangerous for dogs, who tend to wolf down just about anything!