Purple Pumpkins for Halloween

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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 ❤

Daylight Savings and Epilepsy Medications

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Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. One of the more annoying human creations is daylight savings time. I’ve been told it served a purpose many years ago when a lot of people lived on farms & we had what was called a “rural economy”.  Most people live in big cities now & daylight savings doesn’t make much sense any more but I understand; humans don’t like change very much.

The epilepsy monster doesn’t care what time it is. I must take my medications every twelve hours. Many other epi-warriors do as well. I’m fortunate that Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is a home based business because that means huMom is almost always here with me.  Making the switch in the spring & fall is easy because huMom simply maintains the twelve hour interval regardless of what the clock says. My 11 o’clock dose becomes a 10 o’clock dose for several months. Then it goes back to 11 o’clock, but it’s always really been the same time & twelve hours apart.

For humans that have to go out to work, this plan may not work so easily. They do have to change by an hour to accommodate their routine. In the case of epilepsy medication, an hour can be a long time. One method is to start several days before & slowly move the medication time forward or backward depending on the time of year. Adjusting ten minutes over six days is one method.

What method do you use when daylight savings rolls around? I’d like to know how you approach this pawsitively annoying time shift.

 

CEO Olivia

Purple Wordless Wednesday

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A collage of Canine Epi-Warriors

Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. This week for Wordless Wednesday we at Knotty Toys for good Dogs are paying tribute to Canine Epi-Warriors like myself. The pictures come from The Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy. Remember to #painttheworldpurple for #PURPLEDAY #canineepilepsyawareness

CEO Olivia ❤