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5 things pet owners love about winter

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5 things pet owners love about winter

When it comes to winter, it can be difficult finding positive things to say about the season (except for Christmas, of course). The days are shorter, the weather is cold, wet and unpleasant, and it can make some of the activities we love doing with our pets that much harder to do.

But even so, winter does deliver some positives, and it’s worth reminding ourselves of them when it’s pouring with rain and dark by 4pm. We’d love to hear what you love about winter with your pets, so comment below and let us know! Here are our ‘top 5 winter loves’:

  • Crisp, sunny morning strolls – it might be chilly out but there’s no greater feeling than a bracing stroll in cosy coats, taking in the sun and snowflakes, before returning to a warm house for a hot drink and a doze.
  • Warming your hands and feet up on your pet – forget hot water bottles and slipper socks, snuggling up to your pet is all the added warmth you need.
  • Wearing new jackets, jumpers and thermals – who said winter walking gear couldn’t be stylish? For dogs that need a little extra insulation, there is so much selection nowadays when it comes to pet clothing, whether you want something weatherproof, reflective or simply cosy and cute.
  • Playing in the snow – we might not be a nation that receives a lot of snow, but when we do, there’s nothing better than playing outside with your pooch, making snow angels, sledging in the park, and generally just enjoying a landscape made white.
  • Seeing more of your cat – winter is a time when the weary wanderer returns and makes himself at home in front of the log fire. If your cat usually spends most of his life outside, then this is a lovely time of year for you as the shorter, colder days draw him in and see him spending more time with the family.

In conclusion, it’s not all doom and gloom in the winter months, and there’s plenty for you and your pets to look forward to. While it might mean less time spent outdoors, it means more quality time spent with everyone inside, whether you’re snuggling in front of the tv, playing games, or enjoying a roaring fire.

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4th Dec 2017

I enjoy watching my dog trying to eat the snow off the pavement when he's walking. Trying to catch the snow flakes.

7th Dec 2017
Customer Since: November 2017
From: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

our dogs love there winter walks in the snow all wrap up in their coats then coming home sitting by nice open fire or snuggling up to use on the settee what a dogs life

7th Dec 2017

I love watching my Springer running crazy through the stubble fields. Seeing her jumping through snow, our old boy used to go mad in the garden, in the snow! Watching her catch snowballs. Coming home with a clean dog, because the dirt is either frozen, or covered with fresh, clean snow.

7th Dec 2017

I love watching our cats enjoying the underfloor heating, they look almost 'high' in their ecstatic state of warm magic carpet bliss!...and the poses they get into are just ridiculously cute, wish I could post a pic to warm all your hearts this chilly day. Best wishes to all fellow animal loving folks x

10th Dec 2017

Apart from watching my dogs ears get fuller and fuller with snow and bounding through it, he pinches all the snowman noses (carrots) and pulls their arms of (twigs) and then throws himself down the slopes chasing the kids on their sledge - then home and all is quiet x

11th Dec 2018
Customer Since: February 2016
From: Angus, United Kingdom

Love it when frosty all the mud is solid, so no muddy paws or tummy.

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