A dog is most definitely a man?s best friend because he provides us with unconditional love and affection. When you enter your home after a long hard day of work, the dog will welcome you with great cheer and lick you all over, to say that he is so pleased to have you back home. It is for this reason and this reason only that dogs are treated by all people, all over the world, as part of the family. As a family member, the dog enjoys certain privileges. He or she gets to be part of every family celebration, be it a birthday, an anniversary, a marriage or festivals like Christmas and Easter.
Just as the dog loves to give unconditional love and attention, he enjoys when the same love and attention is reciprocated. And that is how bonds are built. Even cats love to get attention of their masters or mistresses. When they come and sit besides you and purr, it goes to show that they love your company. So it becomes a kind of habit to treat these pets as you would treat your own family. Ever observed a pet owner talking to his dog? You will notice that the owner will be talking to him as if he is talking to a human being. And the dog will also respond to the talk with a woof or a wag of the tail.
Nowadays people even ensure that their dog has a new coat for Christmas among other things. I remember going for a costume party in which the host had a costume even for his dog. The dog wore a tweed coat, a black beret and black sun glasses with a pipe in his mouth and looked very fetching. At another the guests had to dress in animal costumes. It was quite entertaining. You could indulge your pet by having a Christmas theme party and have matching costumes for all family members, including your dog.
A Halloween party could be another great way to enjoy with your family and pets. Imagine your cat in boots and a hat or a dog as a pirate or a policeman. There could be a treasure hunt to keep everyone on their toes, including the pet. Of course there would be goodies to eat for all, which would make the party even more enjoyable. As we are more advanced these days, costumes are readily available in stores. You will not have any problem selecting costumes once you have decided on your theme. All sizes are readily available for all age groups and stores even have costumes for pets. Even if you are unable to fathom the nuances of the new age just go with the flow and you will have the time of your life. After all you are celebrating the event with your family and the dog is very much part of the family. I have even attended doggy birthday parties where neighbourhood kids get their pets together and have a feast.