As Memorial Day approaches, many people are thinking about how to spend their time off work and enjoy some R&R. As Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms, it is only fitting to spend it with our loved ones. However, that doesn’t mean just our human companions. Our dogs are members of our families, and they’ll enjoy spending a fun day of celebrating as much as you will. Here are some fun ways to include them in your holiday plans.
Have a Picnic in the Park
Holidays are all about spending quality time with friends and family, and that includes pups. This Memorial Day, plan a picnic at a local park where you can barbecue, play games, enjoy cold drinks, and relax on blankets in the shade. Then take your fun to the next level by including your furry friends. Tell your friends to bring their dogs, too – they’ll love having a day to socialize as much as people do.
Play Outdoor Games
You don’t have to organize a big soiree to enjoy your day off and give your dog some extra attention. Get outside with your pup and come up with some exciting new games to play. Hide treats inside toys designed for this purpose and toss them for your dog. Or, challenge your dog to a game of fetch with a favorite chew toy or rubber ball. If you play together at the dog park, other dogs might join in the fun, and you might even make a new friend or two yourself. Spending your day off playing with your dog is a terrific way to show him how much you care.
Go for a Hike
There’s nothing quite like exploring new territory for your dog. Find a new trail to hike and let your pooch get lost in all the new sights, sounds, and smells. Whether you’d like to hit the trails with a few friends or all by yourself, your dog will make the perfect hiking companion. See if you can find a trail with something unique to offer, such as a spectacular ocean view or a beautiful valley to overlook. Don’t worry, though – your pooch will be thrilled with even a run-of-the-mill hike. Enjoying the great outdoors with your pup is a perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day this year.
Whip Up Some Special Treats
Especially if you live in a place where the weather on Memorial Day is already sweltering, staying cool will be necessary for your dog. Plan for long hours of hot sunshine with treats that not only help your dog remain cool but also taste delicious. Here’s a great idea: freeze chicken broth in ice cube trays the day before. Put them in your dog’s bowl at the park so that she can lap up the refreshing (and hydrating) broth. Here are some other helpful tips for keeping your dog comfortable in hot weather.
Celebrate Memorial Day with J’adore
There’s no better way to show your appreciation for your canine pal than with a luxurious, high-quality custom pet bed from J’adore. A custom dog bed such as our Cuddle, Throne, Round, or Cozy Cuddle is just what your pal needs at the end of a long day of early summer fun.
The Cuddle, our best-selling dog bed, is a stylish and comfortable bed dogs love. It is reversible to provide multiple unique looks, and you can customize it with up to five different fabrics. This furniture-quality bed is filled with the best fiberfill – giving it an incredibly soft and snuggly feel while ensuring it outlasts other pet beds. And don’t worry if your dog comes home from your Memorial Day romp with muddy paws – the Cuddle cover is easy to remove and wash.
When we design dog beds, we focus on comfort, durability, and functionality. Give your dog the gift of all three to celebrate the beginning of summer with a Cuddle custom pet bed from J’adore.