Your Pet’s Bucket List: 10 Amazing Things you can with your pet
It can be quite a heartbreaking moment having to receive news that you beloved friend has a finite time to live on this earth. While we go back in time down memory lane about all the amazing moments shared, there’s still time to create some new memories with the time you have left.
Below are some ideas for a bucket list to inspire you as you create your own. You don’t even have to wait until your pet is ill or elderly. You can start now!
- Open a social media fan page
Have you heard about Boo the Pomeranian, a dog who has more than 17 millions Facebook fans? You can start by posting fun photos on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter about the fun activities you are about to do together, or have done in the past. Think throwback Thursdays for pets.
- Get a dog or kitty massage
Your pet can reap the benefits of improved digestion and stress relief from a veterinary acupuncturist near you.
- Enjoy the great outdoors- go for a swim or a walk if you live near the beach
Why not take your dog down to the beach for a swim or a walk. Teach him by starting in the shallow part then further with a treat. Water is very soothing and clearing. Dogs too love to feel the cool breeze on their hair.
- Enjoy the great outdoors part 2- get out for a hike
The crisp air does wonders for everyone, especially our pets. Go for a hike and take in mother nature. Even a city dweller like me loves taking my 2 pups out in the canyons nearby.
- Throw him a party, because you want to.
Pick a date for your pet’s birthday if you don’t have one and throw a party. Or just throw a party. One never needs an excuse to celebrate the love we have for our animal friends. Grab your pet’s favorite snacks or make your own and invite some friends and their pets over for an afternoon of sharing and remembrance.
- Grab some grub and picnic
Stop and smell the roses. A picnic is a great idea, where your and your best friend can lay down on a blanket and watch the clouds roll by, sniff a few rosebushes while you are at it.
- Do doga or meditate
When the stress level increase, it’s a great time to meditate or yoga to chill out. Doga is simply yoga with your dog. Downward dog anyone? Cats can join in the fun too, with the cat pose. Great stretching, here we come!
- Schedule a photo session
A family photo with your pet is something you will always treasure. I have tons of photos with my pups, but not very many with me in it.
- Go on a road trip
Choose an interesting country road trip as a weekend getaway and take your pup for an adventure. Roll those windows down and let the journey begin. A great time to check out those pet friendly hotels you’ve been meaning to.
- Last but not least, gourmet dinners!
Kibble is fine when that is all we can manage, but I don’t know of a cat or dog that would pass up a great piece of steak or salmon. Yum yum! This would be a real treat if your pet’s appetite isn’t what it used to be.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. I am sure you have much more interesting ideas specifically tailored for your best friend. And the most important thing….have fun while you are putting this list together:)