Purple Pumpkins for Halloween


Hi everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. It’s just a few days until Halloween. You know what that means? Why it’s time for purple pumpkins in my home. That’s because every year we pawtisipate in the Purple Pumpkin Project.

The Purple Pumpkin Project was started by Ron Lamontagne in 2012. He was searching for ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness. Ron’s youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009 at the age of four. Since kids would soon be carving & decorating pumpkins, he thought why not make one purple & tell people about epilepsy when asked, “Why is your pumpkin purple?”

This year huMom & I have decided to be creative. We didn’t buy a real pumpkin. We have read that squirrels can get sick if they eat the purple paint to get at the tasty bits inside. So we are making a paper mache purple pumpkin instead. Maybe you would like to make a paper mache purple pumpkin as well. Here’s a video showing you how.

I’m asking everyone to show your support for epi warriors like myself. Join me in displaying a purple pumpkin this Halloween, be it real or home made like ours, just don’t leave it where critters can eat it.

And just a reminder, if you would like to donate an item for my silent auction, please contact my huMom as soon as possible. November is epilepsy awareness month & we at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs will be raising funds for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy.

CEO Olivia ❤