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Love Your Pet Day

Did you know tomorrow is Love Your Pet Day? I didn't either. But yes, there's a day set aside for loving your pet...haha, as if we need to be reminded to love on them. I don't know about you, but my fur babies are spoiled. :o)

One of the ways Buddy and Herbie,  my border collies, get spoiled is taking them to their favorite places to run and play. Of course, their top spot is the farm. Here, they have a very large yard to run and play in. They jump happily out of the truck the minute we open the door and dash around the yard.

Then they are ready to go walking (or actually running) around the farm. They wait impatiently at the gate and zoom off when we tell them "ok". They're actually getting better at coming back when we call them. :o)

They come home tired but happy. They love the farm!

But what do we do when we're in the city? Well, we live near Austin, TX which happens to have lots of dog friendly areas. We take them to the park close to our house where they splash in the creek and pull us along the hike and bike trail.

Or we take them to Lake Pflugerville. Here there's a 3 mile hiking trail around the lake where they love to explore. On warm days (which are plenty in Texas), we let them swim. We keep them on a leash so we can control how far out they swim. They love it!

It's important for them to get exercise (just like us!). Another way I spoil them is to make sure they have the best care when I have to leave them behind. (Sorry, guys. You can't go with us to Boston!) I'm fortunate to have my sister close by. She loves on them like they're her own. But what if you don't have someone you know who's willing and able? I just discovered there's a pet sitting service in Austin and other cities that matches your local area with pet sitters. It's called  You get to browse through potential sitters, arrange a meet and greet, then pick the one that fits you and your pets the best. I'd definitely give them a try if I ever needed a pet sitter!

I'm glad to know they exist! You can bet I'll keep them in mind if my sister is ever unavailable to watch Buddy and Herbie for me. Peace of mind is priceless when it comes to our fur babies.


  1. I didn't know it was Love Your Pet Day tomorrow. My Tia is very spoilt now compared to the life she had before she was rescued. She loves to run out into the mud on the Fens and then sits down for a quick bath and groom afterwards. I think she enjoys that part xx Tia says hi to Buddie and Herbie xx

    1. Aw, how sweet! Buddy and Herbie like to swim but they don't like baths. Lol. Silly boys. Buddy and Herbie say hi back to Tia!

  2. Your dogs are so cute, and deservedly spoiled. I've heard border collies are one of the smartest breeds, as well as being so energetic. I guess I need to throw a quick post together on my Doyle. :)

  3. Buddy and Herbie look so happy! Have a happy Love Your Pet day. I'm glad Isabelle, Boukie and Baby don't realize I didn't know. Maybe an extra treat for everyone today.

    1. They've been spoiled so far. So have the cats. Getting extra attention today. Happy love your pet day to you and your fur babies! :-)

  4. Handsome fur babies and they are very lucky to have great parents like you and your mister.

  5. I totally missed Love Your Pet day but Sadie always gets plenty of love! She would have such fun with your boys...:) They are so adorable! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Vicky


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