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With Spring in full bloom and summer upon us, everyone in my family is feeling playful…even our dog Max. Now I’ll tell you that Max is 13 years old. He’s slowing down a little, turning into a more mature dog. But when the weather gets nice outside it’s like the playful pup in him comes back out in a major way. Since I totally adore being able to get him out and see that spark of life light up in his eyes, it’s important for me to change the way that I do things with him during the warmer months.
So how do I make warm weather memorable for Max? Well, it’s not much different than how I treat him all year long…only during the warmer months we find even more ways to treat Max special. From walks around the neighborhood to impromptu play sessions at the park to loving baths to simple dinners served outdoors, we include Max in all of our outdoor warm weather activities!
You see, with Max being older now, it’s more important than ever for us to be able to get him out and keep him moving. Whether through traditional exercise or what he sees as playtime, we want to ensure that we keep him feeling young as long as we can. The boys are the best at grabbing his leash, heading outdoors and having a little bit of fun.
And while it usually starts with a walk around the neighborhood, it never fails that within minutes my kiddos and furbaby are rolling in the grass together, giggling and having the time of their lives. Each and every time I see it happen, I can’t help but stop in my tracks and take in every moment. Because I know that this relationship between boys and dog is truly special and one that we will always cherish.
I honestly don’t know who loves the impromptu tussling matches more – the kids or Max – but no matter who does, it’s a moment that brings joy to every member of our family and it’s one of the times when I can see on Max’s face that he feels the most loved.
In, fact, just about the only thing Max loves more than those play sessions is coming home and the boys begging to give him a bath. They will take him indoors, help him into the tub and splash water and giggle the entire time they are bathing him.
I’ll be honest and say that my bathroom generally looks like a war zone after these bathing sessions but what can I say? Max has watched the boys take baths for so long that he feels like he’s one of them when he gets to spend a little time in the tub.
At the end of the day, when Max has worn himself out nipping at the boys and rolling in the grass and when he’s gotten clean and happy, all that’s left to do to make his doggy day complete is serve the dinner he loves. He may still be wet. There may still be a bubble or two in his fur. But he knows that when his special days are over, he can look forward to Cesar® home delights™ on the porch.
He waits patiently as I open his Cesar® home delights™ pot roast dinner and spoon it into his favorite bowl.
His tail begins to wag as he gets a whiff of his specially formulated dog food that is inspired by our family’s favorite recipes.
And he doesn’t waste any time as his deliciously meaty pot roast meal is set in front of him.
He digs into his Cesar® home delights™ dinner that I know is made just for him but that he thinks is simply a part of our family diner and in that moment, his doggy day truly reaches the point of perfection!
Then, we all sit back happy, tired and full from another day of fun and dream about repeating the perfect day tomorrow. For the boys, as their eyes grow droopy, I see dreams of running the block, rolling in the grass with the dog an laughing till their stomachs hurt. For Max, I see the same dreams completed by his favorite Cesar® home delights™ dinner at the end of the day. And I know that for my family of boys the perfect summer equation is simple:
Sun + Play + Laughter+ Food = And memory they will all treasure forever!
Whatever your perfect warm weather day looks like, ensure that you’re making it perfection for your pooch as well. By including Max in our daily activities and finishing his day the same way we love to finish ours – with a delicious meal designed especially for him – we’re ensuring that we’re making family memories and doggy memories that we won’t soon forget!
Start making every day special for your dog today! With Cesar® home delights™, which became available nationally April 1st, you can give your dog the dinner he’s always wanted that is inspired by recipes your family loves! It’s quality, taste and above all lip-licking good food for your dog that will feel like a treat but is really just a simple way to love them back!
Cesar.® love them back. ™
Disclosure: Photos include Cesar® home delights™ Trademarks of Mars, Incorporated 2015