These simple Doggy Valentine’s Day Treat Bags are so easy to make and your furry valentine will love them. Okay, they’ll only really care about the contents, but the bags are pretty cute! #TreatThePups #CollectiveBias
My golden boy, Shoester, is the light of my life, okay Matt is, but Shoe is right behind him. He doesn’t judge me, he just loves me. His unconditional love gets me through the bad days and makes good days even better. Shoester turned four on New Year’s Eve, it’s crazy to think how fast time has flown by since he was just this thirteen pound little ball of fur I could actually pick up. Now he’s almost a hundred pounds, but he’s still my baby and he still thinks he’s a lap dog.
Shoester was an early wedding gift from Matt. For our first Christmas together he gave me a golden retriever stuffed animal and told me one day he’d get me the real thing. Then he proposed to me with a “rental puppy”, a golden doodle named Rugar, but that’s a story for another day. Shoester was the ultimate gift, my baby boy, my furry little sidekick.
This past year with Shoe has been pretty rough, on Thanksgiving of 2013 he suffered from a concussion because a car stopped short in front of me and I had to do the same. The next day he suffered his first seizure. It was a terrifying experience, we didn’t know what was happening and I thought I was going to lose him right then and there. Thankfully, we didn’t and the hope was that they would go away as his brain healed. It was 6 months before he had another one and then a few months until the next. Since October he’s had four, the vet had told us to keep track and after last week’s, he decided it was time to put him on medication.
The hope is that it will reduce his anxiety when we’re gone and it won’t trigger anymore seizures. Being a dog parent can be tough at times, but we’re rewarded a hundred times over with their love and loyalty. As hard as the seizures have been to get through, they’ve made me even more aware of how short of a time our furry babes are with us and to make the most of it.
It’s hard working during the week and I always try to show Shoester lots of extra love when we’re home. When I’m shooting photos he sits right under the table and when I write, he’s right under my chair. When we’re not working on the blog it’s play time, cuddles, and scratchies. He’s also pretty good about cleaning up whatever drops on the floor, especially when it’s peanut butter. Oh how he loves when I empty a jar of it out, he knows he’s going to get it. He also does a good job of tying up my Instagram feed.
I also like to spoil him extra around the holidays, because he deserves it. I made up these easy Valentine’s Day Treat Bags for Shoe-Monster and Ali, my mum’s dog. I filled them with Pup-Peroni, MilkBone Trail Mix and MilkBone biscuits because that’s their favorite. They deserve cute little valentine’s just like the rest of us!
I always love to spoil him around the holidays and these adorable little treat bags as so easy to put together. Just a few minutes of work and you can fill them with goodies for your favorite pup!
- Muslin Treat Bag(s) – I got mine here.
- Inkjet Printer
- Transfer Paper
- Cutting Board
- Dog Treats
- Design – You can make your own or use my by printing them here.
- Print out your designs on transfer paper and let them set for a few minutes to dry completely.
- Cut designs out.
- Heat up iron on cotton setting, make sure there isn’t any water in it. Steam is bad.
- Place muslin bag(s) on a cutting board and iron out any wrinkles.
- Place cut out transfer sheet face down on the bag and move iron in a circular motion over it for several minutes until the transfer paper pulls away with ease.
- Fill bags with treats.
See! They’re so simple and you don’t have to be crafty in the least bit to make them! You could make your own designs in picmonkey and even design bags for your kids too!
Shoester was definitely pleased with his early Valentine! I’d love to hear how you guys celebrate Valentine’s Day with your four-legged friends!
For more Doggy Valentine’s Day inspiration and some free printables, head over to Walmart.com.
Walmart has tons of MilkBone and Pup-Peroni varieties, which is your pups favorite?