Most of you have already heard me talk about our first furry love, Tyke. We wanted to pass along his memory to other dogs and their owners. Just wanted to send out the message to love your baby and enjoy this time that you have to play together. Tyke loved to play ball when he was a pup. He would run and chase the balls, but he was never too good at giving it up. Part of the fun was trying to wrestle for the ball after he brought it back.
We wanted all dogs to have a tennis ball from Tyke and a fun time with their owners. I found everything I needed at the dollar store. We bought a small plastic bin, plenty of colorful pet balls, and a foam board. At home I printed a picture of Tyke along with the message, "Please help yourself to a tennis ball for your dog to play with. Keep it or drop it back in the box for another dog to enjoy. Love this time with your pup and enjoy this day you have together." I used packing tape to attach the paper to my foam board. I covered the paper completely with the tape to help laminate it and make it last a little longer. I poked small holes in the bottom of the foam sign so I could zip tie it to the basket. Finally, we filled the basket with the balls.
We took our tennis ball bin to our local dog park and left it under a large oak tree. I know that more than a few dogs have been able to enjoy a day at the dog park with one of Tyke's gifts. It's been nice to see him among the dogs at the park. Whether you post your own picture or message along with your bin, I feel like it's a tiny way to give back and help some pets and their families enjoy their day.
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