The giving season is upon us once again, and no matter what holiday you celebrate during this time of year, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or even Festivus, getting the right gift for your loved ones can keep us busy during the month of December.
For most of us, that gift giving isn’t limited to family and friends, but includes our pets, whether they are furry four-legged pets like dogs and cats or less traditional pets like lizards, snakes, birds, fish, turtles or even horses!
We want to include them in the holiday gift giving, but sometimes finding the right gift for your pets can be a challenge. Last year, we offered a few examples of traditional gifts your dogs and cats may enjoy, and these items are still excellent choices. What animal (humans included) doesn’t like yummy food, a new toy or cozy pjs or blanket! Go back and read it for some great ideas.
You don’t have to spend money to give your pet a gift, after all for most of our beloved pets, the perfect gift is your undivided attention. It’s what they crave everyday and why they climb in your lap or run to the door to greet you even though you just went to the garage to empty the trash. Their world pretty much revolves around you.
The holiday season can get busy and stressful with parties and dinners, cookie making and hosting and of course shopping. You are out of the house much more and when you are their you are probably distracted with decorations, present wrapping etc. Our pets can feel the stress and anxiety that comes with all the preparations and certainly notice that you are gone more often and for longer periods of time at holiday gatherings and may feel left out.
That why we suggest that the most perfect gift for your pet is the gift of you and your time. Not only is it inexpensive, it’s good for you too. So, whether it’s a long walk in the snow, a snuggly cuddle on the couch in front of the fire, or a rousing game of fetch, be sure and make time for your pets during the season. It’s the most special gift you could give them and one they will surely appreciate.