Year extrapolated from advert for Race for the Moon comics in Flash (Thorpe & Porter, 1962 series) issues 1 & 2 https://www.comics.org/issue/760804/?issue_detail=2#1628535 and advert in Race for the Moon (Thorpe & Porter) issue 22 https://www.comics.org/issue/515291/?issue_detail=2#2557685 offering a set of compendium LPs with songs issued and current in 1964 - 65.
Cover represents a scene from "The Test of Character" although is not copied from any story panel.
Animals listed as bad omens are owl and magpie. A good omen is a cuckoo. The howling of dogs was associated with the approach of death. It was thought that a mouse held the soul of a person when asleep. A black cat was depicted as a witch's companion.