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What Dogs are Thankful For

November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!  I hope everyone not celebrating, or reading this sometime after Thanksgiving, has an awesome day too!  My partner and I usually keep Thanksgiving pretty low-key.  We have a lot to be thankful for, but I’m more of a give thanks everyday type of person.  I know some people have a tradition of going around the table and saying things they are thankful for on Thanksgiving.  Undoubtedly many of us would say that we’re thankful for our dogs!  They give us unconditional love and companionship and ask for little in return.

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If someone asked your dog what they are thankful for, what do you think they would say?

Although they don’t speak, pets show us their thanks every day.  They show it with their puppy dog smiles, in their contentment with a new toy or treat, with the affection they give us.

Animals are experts at enjoying the small pleasures life has to offer – a full belly, warm bed, the love of their families.   My dogs are pretty spoiled it’s true, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your pet happy.

Most of all, they just want your time.

It’s normal for our lives to get hectic at times, especially around the holidays.  I know that’s true for me!  My job always gets super busy around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, so I work a lot of extra hours.  Hey, someone has to pay all the vet bills my dogs have been wracking up lately!  I don’t usually get a lot of time off around the holidays.  This year I do have Thanksgiving off, but it’s right back to work the day after!  Luckily I work from home, so I get to sneak in some puppy snuggles and walks during my breaks.

I know many people travel for Thanksgiving, or spend the day entertaining.  If you can, try to spend some extra time with your pet this holiday.  It can be as simple as a few extra minutes spent snuggling your dog, an extra trip to the park, a few extra tosses of the tennis ball.  New toys and treats and special meals are awesome, but what most pets would probably be most thankful for is your time!

Comment below!  If you celebrate, what are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?  Do you do anything special to somehow involve your pets in the holidays?  Once again the Paw Print Pet Pack would like to wish everyone a fun, happy Thanksgiving!  May you all always have lots to be thankful for. 🙂

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