Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day for all you dog parents out there. You can’t be the only one participating in all the fun stuff with your friends. Why not have your pup in on the fun and action as well.
Here’s a bit of a history lesson on St. Patrick’s Day from History.com.
Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.
After that history lesson, let’s get into fun ways to celebrate with your dog before the craziness begins Saturday evening. Here are some great ideas from the blog 4Knines.
Get creative, and find some natural, healthy recipes to create some yummy shamrock shaped dog or cat treats! Use an all natural dye to create the green look.
2. Take a Trip
Head out to your favorite local pet store (or your nearest Ruffgers), and purchase a green collar, bandanna, or even a cute green, leprechaun toy to help keep that St. Patrick’s Day theme!
Right about now, you think i’m crazy. Why on earth would I be telling you to give your pets beer? Well, before you think I am a complete nut case, hear me out… did you know you can actually get pet safe beer? Of course, it is not an actual beer, and there is definitely NO alcohol in it. It is actually made from all natural ingredients, such as chicken and beef. And lets face it, St. Paddy’s Day is most definitely associated with beer, so let your pet be part of the paw-ty!
4. Have a Paw-ty for Your Pet!
I know, it sounds silly. But how fun would it be to have a St. Paddy’s celebration for your pets? Not only can it be fun for the pets, but fun for the humans too! A good reason for friends to get together, and for pets to socialize with one and other. You could even make it sort of a pot luck pet paw-ty! Have each guest bring their own healthy, St. Patrick’s Day themed pet treats, decorate the house in green, be creative, and have fun with it!
These are just some great ideas on how to get your dog involved in St. Patrick’s Day festivies. Have fun and stay safe! Don’t forget, no drinking and driving!