Labor Day is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and is observed on the first Monday in September. For many Americans, it symbolizes the last days of summer.
Labor Day Celebration, with Your Dog
Many of us will gather with friends and family over the Labor Day weekend to celebrate that another summer has come and gone. While we are hanging out with our friends and family, it is essential to remember that your furry-friend wants to celebrate with you! Here are a few ideas to celebrate Labor Day with your dog.
Invite your friends and family over and have an outdoor BBQ. As the summer is coming to an end, the weather is going to start to get cold, so you want to be able to take advantage of one of the last warm days of the year.
Grill some burgers and hot dogs, enjoy some potato salad, fruit salad, chips, and dip. It’s essential to remember that most dogs don’t stomach people-food very well, so make sure they don’t get any table scraps or eat anything that’s fallen on the ground.
Take a Hike
Dogs love to get out and explore. Labor Day weekend is a great time to get away, if even a few miles out of town, and take your dog for a hike on a new trail. Let them stretch their legs, enjoy the new smells, and, most of all, spend time with you.
With Labor Day being the “end of summer” for most of us, if you’re the camping type, pack up your tent and find a little spot next to the stream or river. Get away from the hub-bub of the city and enjoy nature for all it’s worth.
Do you live near a beach? It doesn’t have to be an ocean beach; it can be a lake beach too! Dogs love to splash around in the water, play frisbee on the beach. Get out and have some fun! Remember that you and your pup need to stay hydrated. With all the excitement going on, we need to keep fresh cool water in their water bowl.
Most of us work full-time jobs and don’t spend as much time as we would like with our four-legged friends. Maybe this Labor Day is a perfect time to relax. A long lazy weekend with no schedules, no alarm clocks, no work, no projects, no errands, no ringing phones, no buzzing email alerts, and no pressing errands. Throw a blanket on the grass in the yard under a tree and enjoy this quiet time with your pup.
Be safe this Labor Day weekend! How are you celebrating Labor Day with your dog this year? We would love to see some pictures! Make sure you tag us @VitalPetLife and use the hashtags #laborday2020 #labordaywithourdog #labordayweekend #summersover #worldlaborday #happiness