Dogs deserve parties too
April 23, 2009
You're non-pet-loving friends may mock you, but as most dog owners know, even canines deserves a little celebration from time to time.
Dog parties work best when (get ready for the obvious suggestion) other dogs are involved. This means you need an outdoor setting such as a fenced-in backyard or a section of a communal dog park you can call your own for a couple of hours.
In terms of party attire, you can try to put a hat or an outfit on your pet, but don't expect it to stay. What may be more realistic and easier to do is to give each dog a special collar, perhaps one with a special pendant on it.
For food, stick with doggy treats and snacks such as biscuits or bacon-flavored strips (which are usually a favorite among the canines). True, there are some dog-specific recipes you can cook for the special occasion, but be sure none of the party guests have a dietary restriction.
Party decorations should be fun, dog-oriented and, if possible, chewable. Try incorporating dog toys in the party along with a large banner displaying your dog's name. They may not be able to read, but you can be assured they'll know it's there.