There's still time to squeeze in a few more adventures before the season moves on. What's left on your summer bucket list? If you're looking for adventure inspiration, here are 27 ideas of things to do with your dog...
1. Sing like no one is listening, dance like nobody's watching and roll around in the backyard with your dogs like your neighbors aren't watching ;)
2. Attend a pet expo. Have you ever been to one? They're tons of fun and good for discovering the latest pet trends and filling up on freebies!
3. Dance with your dog at an outdoor concert. Pierogi loves cover bands!
4. Discover the best pup cup in your town.
5. Explore a farmer’s market.
6. Share a bowl of dog-safe fruit.
7. Dine al fresco. Bring a little water and a chewie for your dog.
8. Chase a sunset -- the more fiery the sky, the better.
9. Stake out for the solar eclipse. It's expected to occur in just a few weeks.
10. Watch a silent firework show. If your dog's up for it, drive out to a firework show and park far enough away so that the show is visible, but the booms of the fireworks aren't audible. We recently did this as a family and Gilly fell asleep in the backseat while Pierogi calmly sat on my lap.
11. Take a calming walk near water -- any body of water will do. It's been suggested that being near/in water has calming effects.
12. Play fetch on a beach, or bark at seaweed. Both are fun activities! ;)
13. Splash around in a kiddie pool.
14. Run through the sprinklers. We promise that it will be just as fun as you remember!
15. Cheer on a parade. Many towns still have Labor Day or "End of Summer" parades coming up.
16. Go camping -- under the stars or in your living room.
17. Go hiking.
18. Ride a boat. Ferries count!
19. Shop pet store sidewalk sales.
20. Attend a baseball game. If you can't find any Major League opportunities, check out your local minor league.
21. Tie a bunch of old towels or t-shirts together for the ultimate game of tug-of-war.
22. Have a bonfire.
23. Run through a field of flowers.
24. Celebrate a partial birthday, however old your dog is -- 2 3/4 years, 7 1/2 years or 12 1/12 years.
25. Cross the nearest state border for a day or two of adventuring.
26. Visit a farm.
27. Or, fly a kite.
Thanks for stopping by. We hope you're having a fabulous week!
Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...