When it comes to our pets, we’re understandably enamored with our furry (scaly, feathered, etc.) friends. After all, a pet isn’t all that different from a human child. A living thing under your care until they can take care of themselves, which in the case of pets is basically never. So, they’re like kids that never move out. Jokes aside, pets are important to us, as they should be, and we all want to make our pets feel as special as they are to us. It’s not always easy to know how to do this, of course, but there are plenty of ways, and it all comes down to what you and your pets enjoy. Here are a few suggestions.
First and foremost, take pictures. Well, pictures, videos, etc. Pictures and the like are the best tools we have for preserving memories. They’re definitely better than our own memories, which are prone to distortion over time. The objectivity of a camera helps us capture memories in an similarly objective way, as opposed to a version of the memory influenced by your current mood and the steady march of time. Therefore, it’s a great idea to document some of your fondest memories with your pet in photos or video to look upon later. So, why not throw on your finest clothes from Charlotte Russe and dress up your pet (if and only if they’re okay with it, of course) and have a photoshoot. Don’t forget to snap some candid photos of your pet simply being themselves from time to time, as well. Likewise, videos of your dog getting slapped by your cat for being too friendly or nosy are priceless reminders of your pets’ unique personalities. Documenting your pets’ lives is a great way to celebrate your pets and doesn’t really take all that much work.
Then, of course, there’s the matter of gifts. We’ll all inevitably and invariably buy our pets plenty of toys, if for no other reason than to keep them busy and out of our hair from time time to time. However, it can mean a lot to them for you to tailor toy purchases to what they’ve shown interest in the past. For example, my dog loves fetch and tug of war, so balls and, not rope toys, surprisingly, but stuffed animals are musts. Of course, don’t forget about food. Sometimes it seems like food is all dogs think about, so don’t forget to treat them from time to time. For example, my wife sometimes feeds our dog ice cream, so when we found out Schwann’s sells ice cream for dogs, we knew we had to buy some, and he loved it. Our dog also loves chocolate, which is a major problem, since it will make him sick, so vegan chocolate might be a suitable alternative.
With these tips in mind, you should have at least a foundation on which to build a great relationship with your pets, and that’s important. After all, dogs are called “man’s best friend” for a reason, and we should treat them as such, as well as cats and other pets.…