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 in my house? Why it’s time for purple pumpkins of course. 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. The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. 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?”

Epilepsy is also one of the most common neurological diseases in dogs, some studies estimate up to 5.7% of all dogs are affected globally.  As you know I live with canine idiopathic epilepsy.

This Halloween, on the eve of Epilepsy Awareness Month, I’m asking everyone to join in by painting one of your pumpkins purple. There are many epi-warriors like me out there, show them your support.

CEO Olivia

Reminder – November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. This year I’m asking all my fellow Epilepsy Warriors & wagnificent supporters to help me raise Canine Epilepsy awareness globally. Here’s what I want you to do. Get your human to take your picture with a sign showing your “Bark Out” or motto against this horrible disease. Then send it to me by messaging my Facebook page, “Oh, the Life of Olivia“.

Once November arrives I will begin posting the pictures I’ve received. Let’s show the world how strong the Canine Epilepsy Community is.

Purple Pumpkins

Canine Culture

Welcome to Friday everyone, CEO Olivia here. On Monday a barked out about the annual Purple Pumpkin Project & it’s purpose of raising epilepsy awareness. Today, I thought I’d share some pictures of Purple Pumpkins to inspire. We here at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs have our purple pumpkin ready for Halloween, do you?

Have a safe, wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia nose nudge

Paint Your Pumpkin Purple

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purple pumpkin project

Hi there, CEO Olivia here. Halloween is just around the corner & at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs, that means there will be purple pumpkins. That’s because we are once again participating in the annual Purple Pumpkin Project.

The Purple Pumpkin Project was founded by Ron Lamontagne in 2012. His youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009 at the age of four & Ron was searching for ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness.  The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. 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?”

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases in dogs, some studies estimate up to 4% of all dogs are affected.  I was diagnosed with canine idiopathic epilepsy before my 1st birthday.

Help me spread Epilepsy Awareness this Halloween. Paint one of your pumpkins purple & ask others to do the same. Then please share a picture of your pumpkin with me. Simply post it to our Facebook page.

CEO Olivia