Monday, 31 October 2016

#Photos - #Dogs in #witch #costumes for #Halloween

I put a spell on you: Spellcasting dogs dressed as witches for Halloween

Photo by Ted Murphy

I love witches! I also love dogs, which is why I'm sharing these photos of adorably spooky canine witches. These dogs dressed as witches are celebrating Halloween by casting spells and brewing potions.

What is your dog dressing up as for Halloween?

#Halloween #HorrorMovie #List: #Halloween themed scary #movies by #PawsForReaction

Photo by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©
Horror movie night: Halloween night collection

We danced on devils night but the true terror is just beginning! Halloween night is when the sky is darkest and the dead come out to play. On this All Hallow of Eve's we dress up to disguise ourselves so we can move among the monsters. While horror movies are horrific, not all beg to be watched on Halloween night. This is a list of horror films that have a Halloween theme or have haunting events that take place on the scariest of holidays. Turn your cauldron up to boil and check out this movie list- the good films and the bad- and bring your nightmares back from the dead this Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

#Hotdog - #Dogs dress up as #hotdogs for a tasty #Halloween #photo story

Hot dog: Dogs dress up as hot dogs for a tasty Halloween photo story
Photo by Ben Murray

Is there a funnier, more adorable dog Halloween costume than a hot dog? Check out these adorable hot dogs strut their stuff for the spookiest holiday of the year!

What is your dog dressing up as for Halloween this year? Tweet me @PawsForReaction

Photo by Hello Chaos

#Halloween #Horror #TV #List: #Supernatural and scary TV shows by #PawsForReaction

Photo by Kevin O'Mara
Halloween horror TV: Supernatural TV shows and horror anthology series to give you a scare this Halloween

Looking for something spooky to watch this Halloween? Why not binge watch one of these horrific TV shows! This is a list of supernatural and horror themed TV shows, mini-series and anthology series. This Halloween I will be re-watching the new and totally awesome Stranger Things series on Netflix. I think I might re-visit the Murder House in the first season of American Horror Story. What TV show will you be watching this Halloween?

Friday, 28 October 2016

13 #Spooky #Halloween #Books for #Children

Readers beware: 13 spooky children's books to read this Halloween

Photo by Professor Bop
Fall is my favorite time of year! I absolutely love changing leaves, warm sweaters and most of all Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday- mostly because I love scaring people! Growing up I liked to scare people, it was a lot of fun, especially scaring my little sister. I would hide in her closet and jump out when she least expected it. To this day she is still afraid that I might be in there, lurking and waiting for my next scare. What I love even more than scaring people is scary movies, TV shows, and above all scary books. To get in the spirit for this frightful holiday I am sharing this list of 13 scary kids books to read on Halloween- with quick links to purchase for a great price at Target! Some of them may be too scary for younger children, but most kids will really enjoy these spooky picture books. Read them to your kids right before bed to turn their sweet dreams into nightmares... MUHAHAHAHAHA!

This post contains affiliate links to cool stuff!

I'm grouping the spooky Berenstain Bears books by Stan & Jan Berenstain together because I can't pick only one. I loved this series growing up. There are quite a few scary and Halloween themed Berenstain Bears books to choose from. These books are just scary enough to put your kids in the Halloween spirit, without giving them nightmares.

CLICK the book title to purchase online: Trick or Treat,  Spooky Old Tree,  Happy Halloween,  Ghost of the Forest,  The Haunted HouseGhost Walk

Spooky #Halloween #Pinterest page by #PawsForReaction

Via The Witching Hour on Pinterest
The Witching Hour

The sky is dark and the clouds are menacing. Children are dressed up as tiny monsters, hungry for sweets as they commence their racketeering door to door. The eerie glow of the jack-o-lanterns ghoulish eyes light the dark streets. Witches cackle in the distance and a blood curdling scream breaks the air right behind you. Trick or Treat!

Halloween is the inspiration behind The Witching Hour. View the Pinterest page- if you dare!  

Thursday, 27 October 2016

5 #MustHave, #Affordable #Halloween #Rope #DogToys from #Target to gift to your #Dog

5 must have Halloween rope dog toys from Target to gift to your dog this year

Pet Toy EV Halloween Black Green has the most adorable collection of Halloween themed rope toys for dogs. Thinking of getting your dog to do a trick for an extra special Halloween treat? Pick up one of these terrifyingly affordable rope toys!

1. Ghost on a Rope is the spookiest of all the rope toys. This trick-or-treating spirit has a loop and two knotted ends- great for the dog that loves to play tug!

CLICK HERE to view this toy via Target

#PawsForReaction #Pumpkins - Our past #Halloween #JackOLanterns

Paws For Reaction pumpkins: Our past Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

A tradition in our home every Halloween is to have 4-6 really awesome, eye-catching Jack-O-Lanterns. We have started to become known for having great carved pumpkins and some trick-or-treaters come back multiple years in a row to see them. This year I wanted to share some of our past Jack-O-Lanterns with you, Paws peeps! Please enjoy our spooky pumpkins!

Photo by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

4 adorably #spooky #Halloween #DogToys 

4 adorably spooky Halloween dog toys 

Looking for a Halloween gift to give to your furry family member? Look no further! Target has an adorable and affordable line of Halloween themed dog toys this year by Pet Toy EV Black and Green. These are 4 of the cutest plush squeaker Halloween dog toys from that line!

Halloween Cat Multi Squeaker Dog Toy - Black and Purple 

Monday, 24 October 2016

#Climate101 rally in #Ottawa will march against #KinderMorganPipeline

Climate 101 rally in Ottawa: 100 plus concerned citizens risk arrest to protest against Kinder Morgan Pipeline
Photo by Mark Klotz

Today in Ottawa, Ontario over a hundred students and concerned citizens gathered at Ottawa University to begin their protest and march against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. They risk arrest and will brave the cold to raise awareness and demand Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stop the building of the pipeline. This comes on the heels of yesterday's rally in Los Angeles against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Canadian Pacific Coast is a diverse ecosystem full of marine life that will be as risk with the building of another tar sands pipeline. Drinking water and ground water contamination is a risk. Also at risk is the impact on global warming as we need to be putting less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere- not more. Justin Trudeau was to be a climate leader, but a carbon tax is not enough. The 2 degrees agreed upon in the Paris Agreement may not be enough. With all the money that has been invested in big oil and fossil fuels for years, it seems insane to not invest money into clean, sustainable energy. Denmark, Germany, Scotland and Ireland are all leading the pack when it comes to clean energy. Canada should be on that list as we have diverse ecosystems and vast spans of forest we need to protect.

Photo by Mark Klotz
There are some that still don't "believe" in climate change. I put believe in quotations because climate change is a fact: it's not a unicorn, it is not a religion that you can choose to believe or not. It is a fact that 97% of the world's scientists agree on- not only do they agree that it's happening, but they also agree that man's reliance and extensive use of fossil fuels is a main cause of the accelerated global warming. So while climate change deniers look at me like I'm the crazy one, you are denying the scientific facts. You are denying the same science that builds your cars, produced your medicine and that you rely on everyday. I refuse to stop talking about climate change, because when all is said and done at least I can say I never stopped trying. I never stopped talking about it. No matter how many people denied science and acted as though I'm some crazy activist trying to save the planet. The planet will still be here after we destroy it- it's our infant species that we are risking.

These incredible Canadians are out in the cold risking arrest for our future. What will you do for their future?

#Climate101 #StopKM

#Halloween #HorrorMovie #List: #Witch and #Satanic themed scary #movies by #PawsForReaction

Photo by Neil Moralee
Horror movie night: Witch, satanic and cult collection

A cackle in the distance; a spell cast in the night. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I LOVE witches! I love everything about witches; spell casting, demon raising and cultish covens. When I was a teen my friends and I were obsessed with The Craft. Grab your book of shadows and get spooked by these satanic and spellbinding thrillers! This list contains horror movies that are perfect for planning a creepy night of demons, witches and exorcisms. Good or bad, these movies are made to entertain- whether your laughing at how terrible they are or scream in horror.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

My 7 favorite #RLStine #Goosebumps #books to #read on #Halloween

My 7 favorite Goosebumps books to read on Halloween

Reader beware, RL Stine will give you a scare!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the master of horror; RL Stine. I am a collector of his works and I still enjoy re-reading his books. I have a tradition; every time the power goes out we break out some candles, a flashlight, and read from a Goosebumps book out loud. Goosebumps was my favorite childhood book series until I was old enough to graduate to the scarier Fear Street novels. My huge Goosebumps collection was then passed down to my younger sister when she was old enough, almost like an heirloom or a cherished family treasure. I remember the day I found out my mom had sold all of my Goosebumps books at a yard sale. I thought I’d never forgive her! What I loved the most about a Goosebumps book was the unexpected plot twist at the end. These incredible and imaginative stories helped shape my taste in literature for the rest of my life. Goosebumps allowed my imagination to flourish and taught me that there is nothing wrong with being a little weird.

It is very hard to pick my favorite RL Stine books, but some of them just scream Halloween. This is a list of my 5 favorite Goosebumps books to read on Halloween. These are some of the most spine chilling, scariest stories in the series to revisit. Do you want to get into the Halloween spirit? Pick up one of these at your local used book store or on Amazon. 

This post contains affiliate links to all of these spooky books!

Limited edition Goosebumps Collector Tin at the end of this list- get it while supplies last!

Monday, 17 October 2016

#Halloween #HorrorMovie #List: #Vampire themed scary #movies by #PawsForReaction

Photo by Samet Kilic
Horror movie night: Vampire and blood sucker collection

A bat swoops down from the sky as you feel cold fingers wrap around your neck one by one. His seductive gaze draws you in and hypnotizes you, and you don’t realize his long fangs are sinking deep into your neck. What is Halloween without a spooky vampire movie! This is a list of old and new vampire horror films to scare the fangs off of you! Good or bad, these films are just what vampire horror movie lovers crave and are full of blood for the drinking. So toss Twilight out the window and see vampires as they were meant to be seen- kings of the undead.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

#Journalist #DeiaSchlosberg #arrested filming #TarSandsPipeline #protest #released #NoDAP

Journalist Deia Schlosberg arrested filming tar sands pipeline protest is released, facing felony charges
Photo by CIFF
Journalist and Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg was arrested on October 11 while filming a protest in Walhalla, North Dakota. Climate activists were protesting against the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline; a pipeline that will bring Canadian tar sands oil into the United States. The group was supporting Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Schlosberg was released today, but is facing felony charges.

Schlosberg is the producer of the documentary film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change by climate activist and documentary filmmaker Josh Fox. Fox is well known for his Gasland series of documentary films about the dangers of fracking and fossil fuels impact on climate change.

Photo by Peg Hunter
Yesterday in an article by Fox for The Nation he reported that Schlosberg "was held for 48 hours before being allowed to speak to a lawyer." He also stated that the "authorities confiscated her footage. She is now charged with three counts of felony conspiracy and faces a possible sentence of up to 45 yearsFor being a journalist."

Climate Direct Action- the group protesting the controversial pipeline- shut down the pipeline without using violence or aggressive force. The activists used the emergency shut off valves to shut down multiple pipelines along the Canadian and US border, stating that it was a climate emergency. They shut down five pipelines along the border, including the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, that would deliver tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada. Schlosberg was filming and did not partake in any of the action, but was arrested as an accessory.

Photo by Joe Brusky
Protests have also been held in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been a loud voice against the Dakota Access Pipeline, filing a complaint stating that it "threatens the Tribe's environmental and economic well-being and would damage and destroy sites of great historic, religious and cultural significance to the Tribe." The complaint states that the pipeline goes against the Clean Water Act which "prohibits the discharge of any pollutant, including dredged spoil or other fill material, into waters of the United States unless authorized by a permit."

On October 10 Divergent actress Shailene Woodley was arrested in Sioux County while at a peaceful protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She streamed her arrest on Facebook Live. She was among 27 people arrested.

Photo by simpsdog

Fox streamed on Facebook Live on October 13 from the streets of London where he was screening the film How To Let Go of the World. He said that Schlosberg is "the media. The media is allowed to report on actions that are happening." In his article for The Nation about the recent arrests he said "all this should send chills down the spine of every documentary filmmaker and journalist."

Photo by Joe Brusky
After her release Schlosberg posted a video to her Facebook thanking people for their support and stating that she will be posting more information soon. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Neil Young and politician Bernie Sanders have rallied to show their support and protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. A petition has been started online to try and encourage law enforcement to drop the charges against Schlosberg. 

Join the cause- raise awareness!


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

#Halloween #HorrorMovie #List: #Ghost and #spirit themed scary #movies by #PawsForReaction

Photo by Jordi Carrasco
Horror movie night: Spirits, ghosts and ghoul’s collection

A shadow in the night, the sound of rattling chains and a tortured voice wailing when you are all alone. What is Halloween without a good ghost story? This horror movie list is a collection of new and old films about ghostly encounters and supernatural happenings. Good or bad, all of these movies have a paranormal theme. Viewers beware- these spirits are in for a scare!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

#WorldAnimalDay - Get involved and show you care

World Animal Day: Get involved and show you care

Photo by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©

October 4 is World Animal Day and animal lovers all over the world are celebrating the many creatures of the Earth with events, donations, contests and awareness campaigns. This animal themed holiday is "a special opportunity for everyone who cares about animals" to come together and raise awareness, and to make a pledge to make a difference. The idea for the holiday first originated in 1925 according to the carefully researched Origin of World Animal Day document provided by the World Anima Day Organization.

The organization has a Pledge Board for animal advocates to make a pledge to better the future of the world’s animals. The pledges can be big or small. I really enjoyed reading some of the pledges. A pledge to donate earnings to an animal welfare group. A pledge to never own a wild animal. A pledge to rescue all future pets. A pledge to take the dog on longer walks. A pledge to go vegan. A pledge to not use any products that test on animals. A pledge to raise awareness. People from all over the world are making a pledge for animal advocacy and to end animal cruelty.

If you are looking for an inspiring World Animal Day event you can search events all over the world on their website, or add an event of your own. The great thing about this “social movement to raise the status of animals and improve welfare standards around the globe” is that everyone can make a difference. There are 92 World Animal Day ambassadors in 74 countries. In a press release World Animal Day ambassador Thomas Kahema from Tanzania said "all that we do in celebration of World Animal day has been a big lesson to government, local communities and schools throughout the country. Many people now understand the reasons why it’s important for them to take the care of animals seriously." Enjoy your World Animal Day celebration!

Will you make a pledge for World Animal Day?
Are you attending or holding an event?
Tweet @PawsForReaction and let us know!
We want to share your pledge or event!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

#NationalWalkYourDogWeek #October 1 - 7

National Walk Your Dog Week: October 1 -7

National Walk Your Dog Week kicked off yesterday and this fun awareness week is a great excuse to get in a few extra walks with your furry family member. Enjoy this week of being active and bonding with your pooch!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

#NationalBlackDogDay - #October 1st educates about #BlackDogSyndrome

Photo by tohu
National Black Dog Day: October 1st educates about Black Dog Syndrome

The first day of October marks National Black Dog Day. Many shelters and pet adoption organizations credit black dogs with being the least adoptable pets, with their lack of adoptability based only on their colour. Petfinder published an article on this matter stating that “in a survey, Petfinder member shelter and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.”

So why is there this Black Dog Syndrome (BDS)? According to Petfinder it could potentially be based on several variables, such as unclear facial features and dimly lit kennels not providing potential pet owners with a quality photo of the pet. Petfinder also believes it could be due to the ‘genericness’ of black pets. Their article even states that negative portrayals of black pets in the media and pop-culture could be impacting the adoptability of black dogs. Think The Omen, Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles and even the Harry Potter series. Even the ‘Beware of Dog’ sign pictures a threatening, black dog. With black cats tied to superstitions, witches and bad luck, any black pet is subject to scrutiny from potential pet owners.

The National Black Dog Day website, with a headline that reads ‘Black dogs are filled with light,’ is trying to raise awareness about BDS and educate pet owners that black dogs are just the same as any other dog. For National Black Dog Day, I would like to share 3 beautiful adoptable black dogs that are on Petfinder right now. Please share this story to help them find a forever home, and to raise awareness about BDS. There is absolutely no reason why a dog should be less likely to be adopted based only on the colour of its fur.

Photo's of adoptable dogs via Petfinder

Charlie is a male neutered Lab/Hound mix. He is 3 years old, 60 lbs and is located at Home Again in Bancroft, Ontario. CLICK HERE to learn more about Charlie.

Cody is a male neutered Lab/Husky mix. He is 3 years old and is located at the SPCA of Western Quebec. CLICK HERE to learn more about Cody.

Feather is a female spayed German Shepherd/Boxer mix. She is 3 years old and is located at New Beginnings in Ottawa, Ontario. CLICK HERE to learn more about Feather.