Yep! You read that right, it’s National Dog Week. There’s a special week in the year where we have the chance to love and spoil our pets even more than we normally do.
If you’re a dog owner, you’re not thinking this is crazy. In fact, you’re thinking right now of different ways you can treat your dog this week. Maybe it’s a long walk, maybe it’s their favorite treat or meal, or maybe it’s just some extra snuggles on the couch.
The truth is, our pets love us unconditionally. I was recently gone for two weeks on a work trip and Lily was by far more excited to see me than my kids were. No joke! My kids knew I was coming back but Lily didn’t and she sat and waited for me each day. It kind of makes me sad to leave her.
So, this week she’s getting some extra love and attention in honor of National Dog Week. She’s visiting some of her favorite people – big and small!
She’s getting to tag along with us in the car when we head to the farm. Not that she’s a huge car lover, but she certainly loves the farm and visiting Grandma and Grandpa!
We’ve been trying to take her on longer walks. Earlier this summer we took her camping and on a long hike. She was in heaven – the longer the better in her book! We try to walk her every morning before we get the kids up and moving for school. Starting the day off with some exercise is good for all of us!
Beneful recently conducted a survey among dog owners and it told us what activities they thought made their dog happiest. They found that 95% of dog owners agree that dogs are happiest during mealtime!
Other activities from What Makes Fido Happy: According to the 2016 Beneful National Dog Week survey, some of the activities that dog owners believe make their dogs happiest are:
- Going on Walks
- Chewing a Bone
- Riding in Cars
Another way we’re spoiling Lily this week is with the new dry Beneful recipes that have real beef and chicken as the #1 ingredient! She loves it! I’m turning her foodie – just like me!
Are you spoiling your pup this week? Remember to give them a few extra snuggles!
Disclosure: I worked with Beneful on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.