Fun Things To Do With Your Pet in December
The holidays are busy - gifts to buy and wrap, shopping to do, friends to invite over, parties to attend - it's a whirlwind every December! Take some time out for your family (pets and people) to slow down a bit and recharge. Here are some ideas.
Take an early evening walk in your neighborhood to look at holiday lights and decorations. If you're not in a walking neighborhood, pop your kids and pets in the car (as long as they love car rides) and hit the road.
Head to a few areas where they do a lot of decorating. Local newspapers and Nextdoor.com often post routes so you can see the most dazzling light displays. Bring treats for the dog, some hot chocolate in a thermos for people, and turn up the holiday music for a great time!
Invite your best friends and family over for a holiday movie night; more hot chocolate is required! Bake some holiday cookies, maybe some popcorn and other people and pet snacks, grab some blankets for snuggling, and hunker down for a relaxing evening. Here is Chewy's list of favorite Christmas movies.
Now may be a good time to take a holiday photo you can send to your family and friends. Do you have matching holiday sweaters? Don't forget to dress up your pet. Depending on his patience, it might just be a simple bow tie on his collar, a special holiday-themed collar, or a dog-sized scarf. For a pet who likes costumes, try some antlers or a puppy sweater! Here are Chewy's pet picture-taking tips.
Check your local pet stores to see if they have a "pet picture with Santa" day. If your pet is laid back and would enjoy this sort of activity, by all means, take them in for a holiday snapshot!
Arrange a cookie exchange with friends and family. Everyone makes a different type of cookie, and you all share. If the people involved have pets then everyone can make a pet treat to share too.
Make a paw print ornament with your children using your pet's paw. It's simple to do, and your kids will have a lot of fun decorating them with markers, sparkles, and paint! Here are the instructions.
How about a nice nature walk? Take a hike in the woods, park, or the beach and enjoy the chill of the season. On your hike look for some treasures to decorate your home; perhaps, pine cones, acorns, shells, and pretty rocks. Here are a bunch of holiday crafts you can make with these materials.
Make the most of your holiday by taking a little time off to spend with your family and your best pet buddies! Have a great holiday!