Road trip! Even the pets are going! You pack up the minivan - luggage, coolers, maps, family - Rover jumps into the back seat, and the kids take turns holding Sheba on their laps. Everyone's seat belt is fastened, Rover's tail is wagging, and Sheba has rumbled into a contented purr. All ready to go, right?…
No! All passengers should be restrained while traveling in a car (or any vehicle), including pets! Three-quarters of occupants ejected from vehicles during an accident are killed, and seat belts are the most effective means of preventing fatalities or serious injuries.
It's Thanksgiving morning and the turkey is just about oooked to perfection, the cornbread dressing is finished and repeatedly sampled by those camped out in the kitchen. The family pet knows there will be a feast today.
You look down into those adoring eyes of your pet and say, "Hey, why not?" and slip Fluffy a slab of turkey, skin and fat.
Later, Uncle Dee is also taken by Fluffy's unquenchable appetite as he repeatedly feeds Fluffy crackers coated with ham spread.
Finally, not wishing to throw away the food the kids didn't finish, Fluffy's food bowl is filled with a liberal sampling of the day's menu, including the pumpkin pie.