Dear Readers: How can we keep our pets safe around our holiday decorations? Here are a few suggestions:
Holiday fun and safety for your pets can go together!—Heloise
P.S. Fatty, spicy, rich, sugary foods and alcohol are not healthy and should be kept away from pets.
Dear Readers: Tina F., via email, sent a picture of her Sargent—a dachshund and poodle mix ("doodle"?). He is 4 years old and jealous; Tina's husband can't even hug her! To see Sargent and our other Pet Pals, visit Heloise.com and click on "Pet of the Week."—Heloise
Dear Heloise: When my mother was older and living alone, she came up with an excellent security idea. She went to the thrift store and bought a used pair of size 16 or 18 tennis shoes.
She got them a little dirty and left them on the porch outside her door. Anyone seeing them would hesitate before bothering her.—Jim B., Dana Point, Calif.
Brilliant! A Heloise hug is in order!—Heloise
Dear Heloise: My wife and I enjoy going out for a date to a classy restaurant. Lately, we have been "serenaded" by the screams of at least one or more small children.
I suggested to the management that when families with children arrive, they should place them in the back area of the restaurant, away from the rest of the diners.
They tell me they can't do that. What can we do?—Robin and Diane M., Riverside, Calif.
Perhaps a call to a district manager could yield some solutions. Readers?—Heloise
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