Mother’s Day makes merry for moms of all sorts. Mothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, foster mothers, and even pet mothers mark the day. Pet moms? Really? Hey, some moms may not have human children, but the adore and greatly enjoy their fur babies. Other mothers might be empty nesters, whose kids have grown up and flown the proverbial coop. So they might choose to make the day worthwhile with their four-legged companions. Why not mark mark the occasion by planning fun and festive activities with beloved pets? Family is family, even when those in our care are furry and wag their tails in excitement.
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How can pet lovers celebrate Mother’s Day in unique and memorable ways? If you are a pet mom, you might want to try one or more of these fun Mom’s Day ideas.
1. Be spoiled with breakfast in bed with pets.
This is a time-honored Mother’s Day tradition. Toss your pet a treat, as you dig into those lovingly prepared eggs and toast. What’s a little stray hair, if you’re digging out eggshells anyway?
2. Watch a favorite animal movie together.
Curl up on the couch on Mom’s Day for an animal-friendly film. Choose 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats, Babe, Beethoven, Garfield, Homeward Bound, Lassie, Must Love Dogs, Rin Tin Tin, That Darn Cat, or another choice furry friend-friendly flick.
3. Share a picnic in the park with your pets.
If weather permits, pack a picnic for Mother’s Day, and take pets to the park. Grab a blanket or tablecloth, and stake out a feasting spot. You might even include some exercise together in the pet park.
If it’s raining cats and dogs, take your Mom’s Day picnic indoors.
4. Make a movie together with pets.
Why not create an annual memory-making tradition with a video camera? Enlist an annual assistant to film your own Mom’s Day movie with your pets. Label DVDs by year, so you can enjoy them forever.
5. Play in the yard with your pets.
A peppy game of catch or flying disc is a dog’s favorite. Or your pet may simply enjoy keeping you company while you dig in the garden, plant this year’s annual flowers, or wash the car. You can both soak up some sun, breathe the fresh air, and maybe even be a little productive on Mother’s Day.
6. Take a long walk with your pet.
On Mother’s Day, many moms are freed from lots of daily home tasks, with the rest of the family picking up the slack. Why not grab a leash and take the dog for a leisurely walk, a trail hike, or a brisk run? It’s a super way to enjoy some exercise and clear the head.
7. Plan a pet portrait sitting.
Professional photographers offer special packages for people and pets. Make Mother’s Day special by scheduling a photo session, or pre-pay a sitting for another mother and her favorite animal companion. A fond father might even give Mom a portrait of the kids and the family pets.
8. Pick perfect pampering with your pets.
Schedule spa sessions for your pet and yourself. Drop off the dog or cat for grooming, and step into a salon for a spiff-up. Pick up the pet, and rock your new looks together by strolling to the coffee shop. Beckon the barista for a seat in the sun.
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9. Adopt a shelter pet for Mother’s Day.
Many animal rescue organizations host Mother’s Day open houses, so folks can pick out pets. How about stopping in for a peek or even presenting Mom with a puppy?
Moms of all stripes celebrate Mother’s Day in creative ways. By unleashing your imagination, you may fetch additional ways to make Mom’s Day memories with your beloved pets.