I never pass up an opportunity to make a Dirty Dancing reference. 🙂
(Google it if I’ve lost you already!)
With back-to-school season, I thought for sure my pups, and any animals that live in homes with small children, would be prancing up and down the halls howling, “Ding dong the kids are gone!”
But, it turns out, according to some people I would consider experts, your four-legged family member may miss your two-legged tail pullers more than you might think. When the children’s sleepy routine of rolling out of bed at a leisurely pace, wrestling with the puppy – and insisting on, “No bites!” after THEY get him excited, and sitting down for breakfast (perhaps still in PJs, perhaps clothed) turns into one that includes an alarm, throwing on the cutest clean outfit to be found, a quick breakfast, even quicker brushing of teeth and then jetting out the door, your pet is left wondering where their playmates have gone. How’s that for a run-on sentence?!
I found a great article that offers some really cool tips for making sure your animals aren’t forgotten in the back-to-school bustle. Check it out!
I love the idea of making sure the little ones are involved in the care of their pets. It’s a wonderful way to teach your children the importance of being compassionate when it comes to animals, and it reminds your dogs, cats and other creatures in the household that they are still an important and treasured part of the family.
Now if they could just help with homework. 🙂
(Would love to hear how your family keeps your pet active and part of the family festivities!)