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Christmas time! It’s my very fave and I generally go overboard trying to make it perfect. Kids, husband, parents, siblings, in-laws…so many to think about! There’s a special group very dear to my heart though that I try not to over look this time of year and that is my fur-children. All five hounds in my herd are family too and as such I like to make sure they get to partake in a little holiday magic too.
With so many animals running around there are a few things that we do that may be a little different than others when it comes to Christmas prep, decor, and giving.
- Any food gifts do not go under the tree until Christmas morning unless you want them gone. Dogs can sniff out that box of chocolates and the summer sausages and they will eat them. Save the inconvenience and just wait.
- Meals. We all know table scraps aren’t for dogs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get a treat of some sort. Since we feed dry food mostly, a few can’s of wet food make our pups very happy during the holidays. This year we picked up someBlue Buffalo™ BLUE Santa Stew Holiday Feast, a canned food made with turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberries, since it is available for a limited time.
- Gifts. Yes the pups get gifts too! Since there are so many of them, they don’t always get individual gifts, but they always get something. This year I see a couple new dog beds in their future!
- Stockings. You guessed it! Our hounds get stockings filled with all kinds of wonderful toy’s and treats! This year our main stocking stuffer is BLUE Santa Snacks because the dogs love them, but also because they are healthy dog treats made with natural ingredients like oatmeal and cinnamon. It’s a special way to celebrate the holidays and our special connection with our dogs because they are family too.
Of course we’ll get all of these fun gifts and delicious goodies at our local PetSmart store because it always has everything we’re looking for and usually a few things we weren’t. I’m pretty sure we’re going to have some fat and happy pups laying around our tree this Chrismas! For more information or to keep up on the latest products from Blue Buffalo, be sure to follow them on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Do you have any special holiday traditions with your pets? Do they get gifts like the rest of the family or a special holiday meal? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!