Things To Do With Your Pet
No matter whether you are back in the office or still working from home, you can participate in Take Your Pet To Work Week June 21st through 25th.
Created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to highlight dog companionship and to encourage adoptions, Take Your Dog To Work Day has grown. What was once a single Friday event just for dogs has expanded to a weeklong event that includes cats.
Monday, June 21st, get out your hashtags and kitties and #takeyourcattoworkday. PSI will share their favorites photos from the submissions they receive. [Read more…] about Take Your Pet To Work Week
If you’re a fan of the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) annual dog show, you may have searched in vain for it this month. Like all gatherings, this event had to make some changes due to the pandemic.
What typically is a televised event in February, due to restrictions and safety protocols, was pushed forward to June. And, like all events that involve gatherings of people, this one could be subject to change if circumstances in the world shift.
What You Need To Know
According the WKC’s press release, the 145th annual event will take place June 12-13th in Tarrytown, New York. The event will be held at Lyndhurst, which is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Westminster Kennel Club President Charlton Reynders III said that the venue was chosen because it “allows us to hold a dog show safely while following current social distancing guidelines and public health regulations.”
How You Can Watch
Attendance will be limited despite the “wide-open outdoor space” of the venue, but the WKC’s website recommends you check back as the event nears.
However, if attending in person isn’t on your to do list, consider tuning in to Fox Sports Network. They will be covering the event. And, the Best In Show competition will be shown live for the first time this year on Fox.
Schedule of Events
- Masters Agility Championship on Friday, June 11, 2021
- Junior Showmanship, Breed, Group, and Best in Show judging on June 12 – 13, 2021
- The Masters Obedience Championship will be on Sunday, June 13, 2021
Stay up to date on the latest by visiting https://www.westminsterkennelclub.org.
February 3rd was the official Doggie Date Night. But, you can have one of your very own any night of the week.
The folks over at Pethelpful have a list of 10 ideas you can borrow for date night by clicking here.
Floofins & Co. held a Floofins FM event on Facebook live to show you how to prepare your floofy dog for a date night. We lovingly referred to it as a doggie blowout. Mandy showed us how to do one on her own floofin. Check out the fun on our Facebook page and watch it now if you missed the live event.
Or if you just want the video without commentary, check it out here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2035422812.
Which leads us to some of our favorite date night ideas:
- Movie and Grooming
What better way to spend a cozy evening in? Grab a brush, your floofin, and a good movie and get grooming. Your pet will love the time spent being rubbed and brushed (or at least the attention being paid to them if they aren’t into that whole spiffing up process) and you get a gorgeous result! All while being able to watch a good movie of your choice.
- Letting it Hang Out
We certainly don’t advocate for letting your pet hang their head out of the window of a car, if you have a neighborhood that you can get some car outing time in without being a nuisance this might be an option. Take you floofin out and let them hang their head out while you drive extremely slowly. No projectiles incoming at high rates of speed to damage the eyes, just a leisurely opportunity to sniff from the warmth of the car. It might also help you make sure your car still works if you haven’t been driving much lately.
- Photo Shoots
YES! There is nothing better than a great photo of your pet. Ask any pet lover how many pictures of their pet are on their phone and they may just tell you, “all of them.” Set up a time that you can pose your pet in those ways you always imagined and lock in memories now. Especially if you’ve given them the doggie blowout treatment and they are looking fine.
Be creative, have fun, but mostly enjoy your time with your floofin. We know it goes by quickly.
There is nothing better than the first crisp day of fall. Your dog probably gets more peppy and you might be celebrating the return of seasonal treats. Pumpkin is everywhere.
So, whether you are doing socially-distanced trick-or-treating or just creating a little Halloween bubble for your own crew, we want you to have some treat options for your pets.
The American Kennel Club has three easy recipes for making pumpkin-based treats. What do you need to make them? Gather up the following ingredients and you can create three different treats:
- Canned Pumpkin
- Peanut Butter
- Plain Yogurt
That’s all you need to make three treats: 6 ingredients!
All you after to do after that is pick which one you want to start to make. Choose between Frozen Pumpkin Treats, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Treats, or Banana Pumpkin Treats. Or make all three if you are in a super, treat making mood.
Just head on over to the AKC’s site and follow the directions for making these super simple treats: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/3-pumpkin-recipes-for-dogs/