11.03.03 | 1:02 p.m.

This Halloween I learned an important lesson.

And that lesson was that if you are going to leave a tube of fake blood out on your coffee table, don't expect your 5-year-old dog who should know better not to eat it on your white rug.

Returning home at 2 a.m. to find what appeared to be a massacre in my living room and my dog's paws and head covered in what appeared to be blood, pretty much rendered me speechless.

The rug is now officially trash. The dog, due to attachment reasons, I will keep.

Bottom line: to dogs, the corn syrup base of fake blood is quite tasty. So it is best to keep it out of their reach.