Many people believe that Mother’s Day is all about breakfast in bed, flowers and handmade cards. As far as we’re concerned, Mother’s Day takes on a whole new meaning when there’s a pet involved.
From quiet cuddles on the couch to a long, muddy walk in the rain, you can spend your Sunday the best way possible – as a pet mum! We’ve got a few ways you can make the day memorable for you and your pet.
1. Create a keepsake that will last a lifetime
We know how much you love your pet’s little paws, so why not keep them forever? You can buy pet-friendly moulds online and create instant prints to display in your home.
The easiest type of set you can buy is a mould that sets in one step, which causes minimum fuss for your pet. Make sure your pet is comfortable with the process. Always make sure the mould is non-toxic and pet-friendly before using it.
2. Visit your favourite spot
If you’re a dog owner, you probably take your dog on daily walks anyway but on Mother’s Day, make your walk extra special. Perhaps take a different, more adventurous route or go on a longer walk than usual.
Another way to make a walk that little bit extra special for your pet is to meet up with other dogs that you know your dog gets along with. That way they will have a play mate for their favourite part of the day.
If you’re a cat owner, why not simply curl up on the sofa with your pet – a purr-fect excuse for a lazy day!
3. Have a Mother’s Day pamper session
Treat yourself and your pet to a little pamper package. A facemask for you and a spot of grooming for your pet can be tonnes of fun.
If your dog or cat is a fan of bath time, why not make Mother’s Day the perfect excuse to fill up the tub and give them a good wash and scrub? Just be sure to use pet-friendly products.
4. Make a Mother’s Day card
It might seem silly, but why not try making a card for other pet mums in your life from their four-legged friends? You never know, maybe you’ll even get one back!
Mother’s Day cards from pets can be a lovely gesture that requires minimal effort, but could put a smile on a mum’s face for the whole day! Just make sure you sign with a paw print from their pets.
Being a pet mum is great! But remember to keep your pet protected with pet insurance. Sainsburys Bank Pet Insurance is provided by Pinnacle Insurance plc. Explore our pet insurance policies today.
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