Saturday, 31 October 2020

Meet our October featured pets in Halloween costumes

 October featured pets: Happy Halloween from these haunted howlers!

Meet our October featured pets in Halloween costumes


Happy Halloween spooky pet owners! This month we asked you to send in photos of your pets wearing their Halloween costumes and you did not disappoint! Here are the October featured pets. Happy haunting!

October 31 crafting and DIY: Happy Halloween from Paws For Reaction!

Happy Halloween: My favourite past Halloween DIY projects

Paws For Reaction Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! This is my favorite holiday and usually go all out decorating and celebrating. This year will be a little different due to Covid-19, and due to the fact that I don't live in a house anymore, so I can't do my haunted walkway. I'll admit I'm a little sad about that. BUT I will still be watching Hocus Pocus and Trick R' Treat! Since the celebration this year won't be as spooky, here are some ghostly DIY Halloween projects, decor, and crafts I've done in the past. I hope I inspire you! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, 29 October 2020

October featured pets: Halloween theme!

  October featured pets: We want to feature your pet's Halloween costume

October featured pets: We want to feature your pet's Halloween costume


It's the most wonderful time of the year! I'm not talking about Christmas- it's spooky season! Halloween is my ABSOLUTE favourite holiday! I love scaring people- and being scared. I love everything about it- the candy, the horror movies, the scary decor, the witches spells, the city draped in my favourite colour- orange! 

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Halloween Hazards: Vet approved tips to keep pets safe on the spookiest night of the year

Ask a Vet: Top 5 Halloween dangers to your pets PLUS 3 vet-approved tips to keep your pets safe

Ask a Vet: Top 5 Halloween dangers to your pets PLUS 3vet-approved tips to keep them safe

The fall breeze that's giving you goosebumps is ushering in the spookiest holiday of the year- Halloween! It can be an exciting time for the family, but not so much for your pets. The constant visitors at the door, people in costume, and scary sounds can cause stress and anxiety. How we celebrate Halloween can bring about potential hazards to your pet- some of them can be life-threatening. Dr. Carlie Paquette, veterinarian and co-owner of Pembroke Animal Hospital put down her stethoscope and put on her scariest costume to give Paw For Reaction all the ghostly details about potential dangers to your pets on Halloween. Check out what she had to say!

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Reader beware, you're in for a scare: Goosebumps books for Halloween

Guest blog: The King of Goosebumps shares his top 5 Goosebumps books to get you in the Halloween spirit

Guest blog: The King of Goosebumps shares his top 5 Goosebumps books to get you in the Halloween spirit
This post contains affiliate links. Guest blog by Matt Vickers Copley.
So excited to welcome him to the Paws For Reaction extended family!


My passion for Goosebumps books started in 1999 at the age of 7 
when I got my first book called The Haunted CarIt was a big thing for mum and me growing up. My primary school didn't have the books in the library at the time I was there as they were too scary... pffft. So it became a weekly thing for mum and I, to go to our local store and buy each book until I had them all. My bedroom became every 90s' kid's dream Goosebumps themed room.

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Looking for spooky pets in Halloween costumes to be featured

 October featured pets: Does your pet have a Halloween costume? Send us a photo!

Looking for spooky pets in Halloween costumes to be featured


It's the most wonderful time of the year! I'm not talking about Christmas- it's spooky season! Halloween is my ABSOLUTE favourite holiday! I love scaring people- and being scared. I love everything about it- the candy, the horror movies, the scary decor, the witches spells, the city draped in my favourite colour- orange! 

Friday, 23 October 2020

Spooky animals: The OVWBCC shares the truth about Raven in real life and folklore

Halloween's haunted animals: The truth about the ominous and dark trickster; the Raven

Halloween's haunted animals: The truth about the ominous and dark trickster; the Raven

Thank you to Patty McLaughlin of the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre for illuminating the Raven for the Paws For Reaction readers!


When I think about Halloween symbolism, things that come to mind are spirits, monsters, witches, and vampires. But what about the animals? Black cats with their backs arched, howling werewolves, slick Ravens crowing warnings, and swooping bats are all signature Halloween animals. Folklore and mythology weave their way into the spooky stories we tell and animals are the stars of these terrifying tales. 

  

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Fall Reading list: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Book review: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires is the vampire book you didn't know you needed

Fall Reading list: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix


I kicked off my spooky Fall reading list with a bang- or a bite I should say. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix is so unexpected. In most cases, I'm able to predict the twists and turns in the books I read, but this book is truly unpredictable. 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Your pet can be featured! Get involved in the Halloween haunt!

   October featured pets: Send in a photo of your pet wearing a Halloween costume to be featured 

Looking for spooky pets in Halloween costumes to be featured


It's the most wonderful time of the year! I'm not talking about Christmas- it's spooky season! Halloween is my ABSOLUTE favourite holiday! I love scaring people- and being scared. I love everything about it- the candy, the horror movies, the scary decor, the witches spells, the city draped in my favourite colour- orange! 


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week: 10 best things about being a vet tech

Ask an RVT: 10 things I love the most about being a registered veterinary technician  

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week: 10 best things about being a vet tech by Nicole Cunningham, RVT


My years of experience working in the veterinary medicine industry taught me many things. One thing I learned on my first day is that the job of a veterinary technician is difficult. Veterinary technicians assist in surgery, dentistry, treat emergencies, learn how to care for multiple species, assist the doctor, be a nurse, provide emotional support for the client, and be an advocate for the patient. They work hard without breaks- often for less pay than you'd expect. It's stressful. It's fast-paced. It's emotionally draining. It's blood, sweat, and tears. REAL tears. And it is incredibly rewarding. 

Monday, 12 October 2020

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Canadian's give thanks: Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, especially those who are isolated this year

Canadian's give thanks: Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, especially those of you who are isolated this year

I hope you all had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! The pandemic has made it difficult for families to get together this weekend. I know how isolating it can be living alone and not being able to visit family. Virtual visits and phone calls just aren't the same. I missed the hugs, the homecooked meal, and the playtime with my nephew. To all of you who are alone this holiday season, I want to send you my love. It's tough but we will get through this. Hold your pets and cherish the moments that you have with the people you love. Find ways to visit from afar. But most of all, stay safe. 

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Send in a photo of your pet wearing a Halloween costume

 October featured pets: Send in a photo of your pet wearing a Halloween costume to be featured on Paws For Reaction

October featured pets: Send in a photo of your pet wearing a Halloween costume to be featured on Paws For Reaction

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I'm not talking about Christmas- it's spooky season! Halloween is my ABSOLUTE favourite holiday! I love scaring people- and being scared. I love everything about it- the candy, the horror movies, the scary decor, the witches spells, the city draped in my favourite colour- orange! 

Friday, 9 October 2020

The Climate Reality Project's #24HoursOfReality will be different this year

Climate community: 24 Hours of Reality broadcast changes in 2020

Climate Reality Project 24 Hours of Reality climate change

Every year I look forward to the 24 Hours of Reality broadcast, hosted by Al Gore and Climate Reality Project. The pandemic has changed the world, and this year the broadcast will look very different. The Climate Reality Project has partnered with TED and is giving presentations to educate about climate change and share solutions to bring us closer to a zero-carbon future. 

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Learn about Reiki healing from a Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master practitioner

Guest blog: My Reiki journey; a discovery of healing energies and the power within 

Learn about Reiki healing from a Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master practitioner
Guest blog by Robyn Thomas. So excited to welcome her
to the Paws For Reaction extended family!  


Many are unaware of Reiki healing and its vast healing possibilities. The Usui Holy Fire Reiki system incorporates Reiki symbols, attunement placements, distance healing methods, and hand positions for working with oneself and others. As a practitioner, I connect with and direct universal life-force energy that surrounds every living thing, to balance the life-force energy within. This involves channeling source energy, setting intentions, connecting with Reiki symbols, Mother Earth, and myself to balance and ground mind, body, spirit. 

Saturday, 3 October 2020

I had my dog blessed by the Catholic church

Piqued my curiosity: I had my dog blessed by a Catholic priest 

Piqued my curiosity: I had my dog blessed by a Catholic priest

I was walking my dog by a Catholic church in my neighbourhood when a nice lady commented on how beautiful Hazel is. I know I'm a little biased, but I have to agree- she's a looker. We were making small talk about my dog when she mentioned that the church is offering blessings to pets. She encouraged me to bring Hazel back the following weekend to have her blessed.