April 9 is Easter this year! Soon we’ll see the starts of plants emerging from the once frozen soil! and it’ll be time for Spring festivities! Spring always seems so exciting especially here in Minnesota after what feels like an eternal winter
I love sharing this hoppy time with my Pets too. If you’re looking for ways to get your pet in on the Spring and Easter festivities, try some of these.
1 Paw Print Garden Stepping Stones or Rocks
If you have a green thumb or enjoy beautifying the outside of your home, you’ll love this one. Painting, paw-printing and decorating rocks or stepping stones is fun for the whole family. If you follow me on instagram you know I love to garden, and having personalized stones from my pets in my garden is a perfect touch
If you’re decorating rocks, you’ll could probably find a few of them for free in your garden or neighborhood, if you want nice round ones you can get a bag at a place like menards, or go to a local rock place. If you’re making a decorative stepping stone, there are lots of kits online, ive always used cement for my left stepping stones havent tried doggy prints but its on my list for spring activities (dont worry I’ll post behind the scenes to instagram!. Just make sure they are made of pet-safe materials.
2 A Doggy Photo Booth
C’mon party people! Who doesn’t love a photo shoot? You know I do 😉
Level up your photo game with some cool Easter or Spring-inspired accessories. flowers, pastel backgrounds, balloon arches, bowties, bandanas, and other fun photo props can bring your pet’s pics to a whole new level. And it includes your pet in the seasonal fun! You know I always love seeing what you create so tag me in the photos!
3 Doggy Easter Egg Hunt
Hop into this fun and affordable tradition! Host a doggy Easter egg hunt in your home or outdoors. You’ll need plastic Easter eggs and small treats. I do this tradition with my two dogs every year in the backyard. I also have done indoors for my cats too. Its super fun!
For the Easter eggs, make sure you grab sizes that are appropriate for the dogs. . Also its ideal to get eggs that have small holes in them so dogs can sniff out the treats inside.
Put 1 or 2 small treats in each egg and hide them. You know your dog best so make it as easy or difficult as you think they can handle. (bonus is that it doubles as a good mind enrichment game!)
Just keep in mind that this is not a good activity for dogs who chew on plastic or who crunch things up enthusiastically. Closely supervise the activity to keep it safe
4 Easter Egg Dog Treats
It’s no secret. Most dogs love peanut butter, well at least my dogs go nuts for peanut butter!
Try this cute and tasty egg-shaped dog treat. Completely melt equal parts peanut butter and coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove. Stir and then pour it in a silicone egg-shaped mold. Pop them in the fridge for about 2 hours and viola, You have crave-worthy treats!
Safety Tip! Always check the labels on ingredients, to avoid foods or additives that are dangerous for pets and people. If an ingredient is unfamiliar to you, look it up online. For example, some peanut butter brands contain xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic (even deadly) to pets. And, of course, some people are allergic to peanuts, so ask before stuffing someone else’s Easter basket!
What are you going to do to make this season extra special for your pet? Send me a message and let me know!