I enjoy shopping for Wynston much more than shopping for humans. Do you share my sentiment? I have a stocking for Wynston that I love filling with goodies, and I also wrap presents for him. As a part of our 12 Days of Holiday Planning for Pet Parents series, I come to you with a post about some simple stocking stuffers for dogs! In a separate post I will give you other gift ideas for your dogs and cats that don’t necessarily fit in a stocking.
For some it may seem a bit early to think about the holidays, but let’s face it – November is here and time is going FLY by. With Thanksgiving looming just weeks in front of us, it’s time to start holiday planning. My Christmas decor is already up (and I’m proud) because I like to enjoy it before the hustle and bustle of the season commences. With that being said, I want to make Christmastime a little less stressful for you so you can truly enjoy it like I do. This year I’m introducing the 12 Days of Holiday Planning for Pet Parents. In this blog series I will help you get your ducks in a row when it comes to celebrating this time of year with your pets.
I hate fall, spring and winter break around my neighborhood. Our midday, peaceful walks become an attempt to escape the parade of children following us screaming “OH DOGGY! CAN I PET YOUR DOG?! OMG IT’S A PUPPY!” My mindfulness transforms into anxiety, as I end up repeating myself 18 times with, “No, he doesn’t like being pet.” That statement, in my brain, translates to, “No, because he doesn’t like children, so please go away and leave us alone.”
Dear author of “A Passionate Open Letter to the Person Pushing Their Dog in a Stroller,”
Firstly, there are so many aspects of your “letter” that are uneducated and ignorant. Let’s start with this paragraph:
Although Earth Day is officially “scheduled” for April 22, I believe that we should celebrate and appreciate our beautiful planet everyday. Our Earth is overpopulated and we’re running out of resources. Everyone can help the desperate state of this place we call home, including pet parents. The way we care for our pets and the activities we participate in can be more sustainable. Since we are blessed to be seeing yet another Earth Day, here are some ways you can celebrate it, and play your part in its preservation.