Purple Pumpkins

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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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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

It’s Purple Pumpkin Time Again

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Hi there, CEO Olivia here. Halloween is just around the corner & in my house 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. 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?”

1 in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with Epilepsy at some point in their life. Epilepsy is also one of the most common neurological diseases in dogs, some studies estimate up to 4% of all dogs are affected.  I myself was diagnosed with canine idiopathic epilepsy before my 1st birthday.

This Halloween, on the eve of Epilepsy Awareness Month, join us & turn one of your pumpkins purple & encourage others to do the same. If you have a purple pumpkin please share a picture with us. Send it to knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com or simply post it to our Facebook page.

CEO Olivia