Paint you Pet! And 6 Other Things You and Your Pet Can Do for FunWith everyone rushing back to work and school, people aren’t at home as much as they might have been all summer – your pet might have noticed this. But you can always work in special time for you and your pet this fall before it gets too cold to stay out! We love our pets here at Pinot’s Palette; even our owners Kaily and Merrill have their own pups to see after a day of painting fun! And we have some tips for you on ways to bring your pets into your weekend activities.
• Come to our studio to paint your pet! Project Pet is one of our most popular events. You would send us a photo of your dog, cat, lizard, horse, (brother) – whatever pet you’ve got – and we will print it out on a canvas for you to paint in our class! Our painting instructors will guide you on what paint colors to use for your painting, and we will show you step by step how to paint your beloved family member. Project Pet occurs about every 6 weeks, and costs $68 per seat! These paintings make heartwarming pieces for your living room or they make great gifts for friends! Either way, you’ll be beaming with pride over your PPP (Power Puppy Painting).
• Take your dog (or cat) on a hike! Dogs love to explore and sniff new places. When you crank out your windbreaker and camera to see the leaves change colors, bring your dog with you! (Check first if the trails are dog-friendly.) It’ll benefit both you and your dog to spend some time together and get some fresh air and exercise.
• While you’re at it with that camera, do some autumn-themed photoshoots with your dog! No need to hit up the photo studio, although you can if that’s your style. But you can even use your phone camera to go out and take photos of your dog on forest preserve walks. If your family is planning on doing any autumn-themed family pictures, include your dog! Nothing is sweeter.
• Multitask, and go shopping with your dog! If you’re going to buy some pet food at the store, remember that most pet stores are animal-friendly, and you can bring your pet with you to there! They will be so happy to brush up on their social skills with the store workers and show you their best behavior. If there are any fall farmers markets that are also pet-friendly, bring your dog to walk through and buy some fresh produce.
• Bring your dog to play with other dogs! If your dog has any other pals, set them up on a doggy play date! You could also take your dog to a dog park or dog beach so that they can run around in the grass or sand.
• Celebrate Halloween with your pet! Get them a costume for Halloween – they could even match with your family. Bring your pet out on Halloween while kids are trick or treating if they like to walk or show off their outfits! And to take it even further, consider signing them up for a Halloween Pet Parade in your area.
• For pets that are older or just generally on the more inactive side, there are indoor activities you could do with them too! You could give them a bath, find a pet-friendly recipe for treats, make paw-print art with them, read to them, and more!
***If you are interested in participating in our upcoming Project Pet class, Sunday, October 14, feel free to sign up now or copy and paste this link for more details!***