Maybe you're the type who loves the adrenaline rush of being the last shopper out on Christmas Eve. Maybe you are like me and over the years have found time flying by and suddenly you realize the holiday gift season is already here. No matter your personal approach to holiday gift shopping, we all are modifying our routines this year. To help, I’m going to offer up some pet gift ideas.
For the dog lovers, something that has become an absolute necessity while on conference calls, or when I just need a little non pandemic puppy/old dog mayhem in my house, is this great toy: West Paw Qwizl. Not only is this little gem made in the U.S., it is dishwasher safe, and latex free. According to the website: "This award-winning toy was brilliantly designed to extend the life of expensive dog treats while keeping dogs busy. The side openings release scent and taste while the continuous interior hole allows treats to extend out. Flexible ridges grip multiple sizes of treats. One of our toughest dog toys, Qwizl is also fun to toss, fetch, and chew even after the treats are gone. The curved shape makes the toy easy for dogs to hold in place with paws." For the cat lovers, who doesn't love a catnip toy? You can grab The Big Kicker Organic Catnip Toy in multiple prints. Handmade in Portland, the toy is 13 inches long and 2.75 inches wide. It comes in various colors, but my favorite is the butterfly print, which the website describes as featuring "Rifle Paper Fabric canvas and filled with a combo of organic catnip and fluff". Check with your local independent pet stores for other great ideas. We love to keep our small businesses in business during the holidays and beyond. Happy shopping!