October – Happy Halloween!

Written by Creature Comforts. Posted in Blog

Considering it is October, it seems the obvious blog topic would be about treats and costumes.  Since our four-legged friends may not be impressed that they cannot share treats with the kids, here are a few ideas for homemade goodies they CAN enjoy:

Peanut Butter Pumpkins


1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup peanut butter (Can substitute with almond butter)

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup water

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine oat flour, rolled oats, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the peanut butter and water. Mix the ingredients together until dough forms. Roll the dough into 1/4″ thickness. Cut out cookies with a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until desired “crunchiness”.


Jack ‘O Lantern treats


1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon each, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 egg whites

1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (canned is fine)

1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

1/2 cup water (more if needed)

Directions: Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, stirring until just combined. Add flour to make them stiff enough to roll into balls in your palm. Place the cookie balls on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Flatter with a fork in a crisscross pattern (dip the fork into flour or granulated brown sugar if it gets too gunky.) Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Cool on rack or leave in oven with the door cracked open two to three hours or until biscuits are hard and crunchy.


Nobody ever got a Halloween treat without dressing up and working for it!  Here are some of our favourite animal costumes:



Silence of the Lambs                          Black Widow                                        King Mutt


Hot Dog                                                King of Pride Rock                              Skunked


Cats (if they are willing to cooperate…):


Puss in Boots                                       Chicken                                                 Hello Kitty



For the month of October, we will not be providing dog-walking services on Monday, the 10th, Thanksgiving.


Community Events:


October 2:  Youth Workshop, “Canine Companions”

October 19:  Pet Behaviour Seminar with Dr. Pat Pryor

October 21:  Youth Workshop, “Fabulous Farm Animals”

October 22:  Beagle Ball

October 23:  Youth Workshop, “Canine Companions”



October 19:  Volunteer Orientation



No current events scheduled