Welcome back to Talking Tails!
We had a great holiday season and hope all of you did too. We spent time with our relatives and our canine cousin, Jade. It’s always fun to run with a bigger pack! Lots of attention, gifts, treats, and extra spoiling…it was a great break!
With the new year, we have both decided to make some new year resolutions. This is the first time for us, so we’ll see how it goes.
Wish us luck as we try to be strong and live up to our resolutions.
Talk to you soon!
Buster and Joey
Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!
We are taking a short break from writing our blog to enjoy the holidays with family and friends (human and canine). Check us out with our cousin Jade!
Talk to you again in 2017!
My sweet little friend, Anderson, is celebrating his first birthday this month. Where has the year gone? As I try to find the perfect birthday present, I am reminded of how his mom and other studio moms have discussed struggling to do justice to baby’s birthday celebration in the midst of other holiday festivities.
Here are a few tips to keep your little one’s big day special.
Plan a birthday party – Yes, it is a busy time of the year, however, with a little planning you can celebrate baby’s birthday and the holidays. Send birthday invitations out a little earlier than usual, recognizing that your guests may have several other holiday obligations on their calendars. Select a date and time during which only baby will be celebrated, with no holiday festivity add-ons.
Create a holiday-free space – Select a birthday theme and go with it! Holiday decorations should not creep into birthday festivities. Decorate the room with the birthday theme and remove, if necessary, any holiday decorations.
Have a birthday cake – A cake celebrating baby’s special day will definitely set the celebration apart from the holidays. Try to coordinate the cake decorations with the birthday theme.
Buy birthday gifts – Birthday and holiday gifts should not be one in the same. Avoid combination birthday and holiday gifts, if at all possible. Buy gifts for each separate occasion and wrap them in appropriate gift wrap. No holiday paper for the birthday party!
This may take some extra work at a very busy time of the year, but celebrating your baby’s special day begins a tradition of separating birthday and holiday activities.
What other tips do you have for celebrating a holiday birthday? Please, share!
We want to share with all of you a sweet treat that we have been receiving for the past several months…thanks Grandma! Every month we receive a BarkBox filled with toys, treats, and chews. It’s like Christmas morning every month!
Each box is based on a theme. Check out our Halloween and Thanksgiving boxes. Joey especially loves playing with the turkey! Neither of us have ever turned down any of the treats – yummy!!
So here is the scoop…When your human signs you up for BarkBox, they will indicate your size, so that the treats and toys are appropriate for you, and they will select a plan – 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month. For those of you with allergies, every BarkBox is wheat, corn, and soy free. Let them know if you are allergic to beef, chicken, or turkey and you will receive a special allergy-friendly box. In the event that you receive a toy or treat not to your liking, you can get a replacement item free of charge. This is a great feature, but we have loved everything in our BarkBoxes!
The company was established in 2011 and takes seriously its commitment to make dogs happy. They have shipped over 16 million toys and treats. That is a lot of happy dogs! As an extra bonus, they donate 10% of their proceeds to rescue organizations. You can find out all about BarkBox at www.barkbox.com.
We give BarkBox two paws up!
What a difference a year makes!