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We’ve got some summer plans, my furbabies and I! I even formulated a bit of a summer bucket list, to go along with my personal intentional summer list!
While there are a few similarities, the dog’s summer bucket list is definitely a whole lot more pet-centric. You know, since its highly unlikely that Bitly, Buffer or Molly have any interest in wearing more dresses.
Over the weekend we had a little family chat about what we wanted to do more of this summer. It went something like this…
Me: “So what do you guys want to do this summer? Any place you want to go and check out?”
Buffer: ear scratch
Bitly: confused tail wag
Molly: * insert chaos*
Me: “Do you want to go for more walks?”
Buffer: *big sigh*
Bitly: half-hearted tail wag
Molly: * insert destruction*
Me: “we could go to the lake maybe? What about the park? You guys like picnics right?”
Buffer: butt wiggle and a then furious scratching
Bitly: puts her paw on my knee
Molly: * insert chaos and destruction*
Me: “So thats a yes to picnics then? I know I can definitely add one thing to your list…”
Bitly: “Whats that mom?” *telepathic communication of course
Me: “… well I know you definitely want to spend more time outside…”
Bitly, Buffer and Molly: Pure chaos racing to the back door.
Me: “Opps. I said the ‘O’ word.”
If there is one thing I know about these crazy puppers of mine its that a.) they love being outdoors and b.) they love being around me. So when you put those things together, you get this summer bucket list for the dogs.
The Doggo’s Summer Bucket List:
Say no to ticks and fleas.
Before we head out for any summer adventures or fun, I want to make sure my girls are protected. From topical treatments to collars, Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® offers complete flea and tick protection for less, keeping my girls pest free and ready for any outdoor adventure! We’ve used both the topical treatments and collars for the pups, and for summer adventuring the topical drops option is perfect for us!
Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Drops keep away parasites, while helping to kill fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae and brown dog and deer ticks, PLUS repelling mosquitoes for up to 30 days. When we’re running around the lake or playing at the park the last thing I want to worry about is parasites and fleas and mosquitoes!
Go to the park.
Our local park isn’t leash free, but its got a great pathway for walking the puppers! Plus there is lots for them to smell and pee on.
Go to the lake.
This particular item on the list is mostly for Molly. She LOVES water, getting wet and muddy and splashing around. Pretty sure that’s her version of heaven! Bitly and Buffer aren’t so keen on the water part, but they love roaming around with a little more freedom and then hanging with me at the pavilion or on a blanket soaking up some sun.
Go on a picnic.
This one would work in nicely with a day at the lake. All we’d need to do is remember the people food and maybe some special treats for the doggos!
Learn a new trick.
I’ve been working with Molly a lot on the basics, but I’d love to teach them all a new trick or 2! They’ve *mostly* got sit, stay, down, come and off down pat, but something fun like “play dead” or “speak” could be challenging and engaging for all of us!
Go on a road trip.
I’m working on weekend plans for something relaxing and different AND its pet friendly, which means my girls get to come along for the ride! I dream of moving everything we own into an RV or camper for a summer of adventure (maybe next year?) so this would be a good travel test for the pups.
Get a family photo.
This one is more for me, but since we added Molly to the mix in January, I don’t have any good pics of the 3 of them together or with me. It might take a professional to make it happen, but summer is the perfect time to give it a try!
As you can see we’ve got a fun summer ahead of us. I can’t wait to see where our summer bucket list of ideas takes us over the next few months! This I know for sure, our summer won’t be boring and thanks to Hartz® UltraGuard Pro®, we can have worry free fun all season long!
If you want to follow along on our summer adventures, be sure to check out our instagram! The pups are regular stars over there 🙂
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