Pampered Pooch Parties
If you party with Fido or your feline pal, you’re not alone. Every year, 10 million people celebrate their dogs’ and 13 million, their cats’ birthday, according to the American Pet Association. Some 700,000 throw parties and invite other pets. Many more would celebrate but don’t know where to begin. After all, it’s not quite as simple as stopping by the local grocery store for a cake mix and can of frosting. But, says Smiling Dog founder Patricia Griecci, it doesn’t have to be difficult either. And a pet party can be even more fun than a people party, she adds.
Writing this book forced me to evaluate why I included my dog in all of my celebrations as well as my accomplishments and major milestones. I realized that my dog was part of my family and I wanted to include him in my traditions as well as create rituals to show my love.