Poinsettias make beautifully festive holiday decorations at this time of year. Unfortunately for pet owners, poinsettias are also a dangerous toxin for dogs and cats. To avoid any potential risk to Sadie, I choose not to bring poinsettias into my home. Instead, I use decorations with poinsettia designs to bring some of their festive beauty to my holiday décor.
But many of you may still want an actual poinsettia plant or may receive one as a gift. This post is just a reminder to all of you pet owners to make sure your fur babies stay away from this toxic plant. Keep poinsettias well out of your pets’ reach and make sure that dead leaves/petals don’t fall onto the floor. When visiting friends or relatives with your pets, double check that no poinsettia plants are within your pets’ reach. You should even be careful during walks at this time of year, as many people use poinsettias to decorate front porches and stairs. Lastly, you need to be cautious when disposing of your poinsettia at the end of the season. Don’t just throw the plant on a mulch or compost pile that your pets can easily reach.
I thought this sunflower hat would be the perfect fashion accessory for my little Sadie. It’s adorable, it has sunglasses, what more could you ask for? But in some of these photos my Sadie does not seem to be enjoying her new hat as much as I am. You might be thinking, “Poor, Sadie, forced to wear a stupid hat that is probably too tight or uncomfortable.” But believe it or not, it’s not the hat that has Sadie looking so pouty. It’s the grass. My dog would rather be a person most days. And as most people would agree, it’s much better to sit on a comfy chair than on the grass. So as soon as I allowed Sadie to get off the grass and onto the chair, she was smiling ear to ear, even in her silly sunflower hat.
So I got this cute new hair bow for Sadie, which I’ve decided looks like a zebra flower. Of course the first thing I want to do is take some pictures of Sadie rockin’ her new bow. Unfortunately Sadie is not in the mood to try on hair accessories.