Happy National Love Your Pet Day! It’s not like we pet-lovers really need a reason to spoil our pets because let’s face it, they are going to be spoiled rotten anyway. But, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day so pet lovers everywhere are setting aside a little extra time today to smother our furry friends with extra attention, lots of pampering, and (of course) a few extra treats. Today, I’m dressing Wilkins up in his stylish new “Johnny” set from Knox Dogwear and taking him out for a day at the park followed by coconut oil treats and lots of cuddles at home.
Having a dog is good for stress relief and heart health (per a Harvard study) and having Wilkins has been really good for me lately. He’s such a sweet little cuddly boy. Literally, the only thing he ever wants to do is snuggle up as close as possible to you and get all the lovin’.
I’ve made no secret of my mental health struggles lately after losing my job and unexpectedly moving to the Midwest so having a constant companion in my little pup has truly been the best thing ever. Seeing his little face light up and his whole body wiggle with excitement when I walk in the door after work instantly cheers me up and as soon as I sit down for our after-work cuddle sesh I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with love and happiness.
National Love Your Pet Day just gave me an extra excuse to dress Wilkins up in his stylish little bow-tie collar (and matching leash!) from Knox Dogwear and take him out for a sweet doggie date at the park. You can use my Knox Dogwear coupon code HONEYPINE20 to get 20% off an order for your own stylish pup!
If you’re looking for sweet things to do today with your furry friend for National Love Your Pet Day you can:
- Bake your dog special homemade treats like these peanut butter cinnamon dog cookies or try these easy coconut oil and blueberry breath mints.
- Visit a doggie bakery and let your pup pick out their own sweet treat.
- Take an extra long walk and explore a new neighborhood or park if the weather is nice. Use code HONEYPINE20 to get 20% off a matching bow-tie and leash set from our favorite Knox Dogwear.
- Schedule a special grooming session for your dog and add on a bonus facial or pedicure.
- Spend a day at the dog park making new canine friends and burning a lot of excess energy.
We have bakeries here in St. Louis that have both people treats and dog treats so you can visit and share a cookie so weekends at the bakery are a lot of fun. Last time we went Wilkins got an iced Cardinal to celebrate the upcoming return of baseball season, haha.
There is also a groomer near me that offers dogs a blueberry facial add-on to grooming packages. I haven’t done that for Wilkins yet but I’m tempted to try it just to find out what it’s all about. For now, we usually stick with his normal deshedding double bath, shave, and pedicure.
Now I’ve got to find a way to break it to Wilkins that even though I love him
Thank you to Knox Dogwear for the complimentary bowtie collar and leash set! Use code HONEYPINE20 to get 20% off your own set to spoil your stylish pup!