Thanksgiving is next week and I have so much left to do! We aren’t having a house full this year, so thankfully, I don’t have as much to do. Still though, there are lists to make, shopping to be done, and all the things to prep. One thing I am on top of though is my dog. He is part of the family, so I want him to have a good Thanksgiving too.
Hoss is such a good dog, that I like doing things for him so he knows he is loved. We have dragged him around the world with us, move after move, but he has always adjusted really well. He’s been mine and the kids protector too. When the husband was deployed, he took to following me around the house. He went to the bathroom with me and still sometimes follows me in there when I’m home alone. He went to bed when I went to bed and followed me from room to room. I don’t know how he knows, but he does. Even now, he lays on his bed in my office all day, alternating between sleeping and staring out the window. He likes to alert me to anyone outside (even women pushing strollers) by growling. I always know when someone is at the door before I hear the doorbell thanks to him.
I’m never quite sure what is and isn’t safe for him to eat. It seems like I’m always reading something new about how people foods aren’t good for him, so we’ll play it safe and stick to doggie items for him. We have a feast on Thanksgiving, so why shouldn’t he? Why should he be stuck eating the same old food, when we eat all the fun Thanksgiving food? He’s definitely on the nice list, but even if he was on the naughty side, maybe the treats would help!
I decided to make him a treat basket for the day. This way, he has his own feast. Walmart made this one super easy for me. I picked him up a CESAR® SAVORY DELIGHTS® Chicken with bacon and cheese. He normally only gets dry food and he absolutely loves when we give him wet food. I also grabbed him a PEDIGREE® JUMBONE™ for Large Dogs, PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™ Fresh, and PEDIGREE® Marrobone® Mini Beef Flavor Dog Snacks.
For the actual basket part, I used a basket I already had on hand. I then decorated it with a fall theme in mind. Using the wide ribbon, I glued it onto the basket. It only needed a few dots of glue around the top to hold it on.
Even better, there is enough to share in case one of his friends comes over for Thanksgiving!