Celebrating New Year’s Eve with your beloved Coco is something that you must be looking forward to. Whether you are planning to stay at home with Coco or want to visit your relatives, taking your dog with you will add to the pleasure and joy of the season and New Year.
How to celebrate New Year’s Eve and arrange a Happy New Year party with your emotional support animal? A little bit of planning and you will be on your way to success.
Read the blog to know about some great ways through which you could celebrate the New Year with your friends, family and Coco alike.
New Year Resolutions for You and Coco
No New Year’s party is complete without new year resolutions. Whether you achieve them or not is another story but, let’s be honest, we all love to have New Year resolutions. Since you are having a cute animal with you now, it is a better idea to make this a joint effort and take resolutions together. Make it his animal happy new year as well.
Some New Year resolutions that you and Coco could both work on are listed below.
- Exercise at least five times a week and shed those extra pounds.
- Weigh and measure the food every time and for Coco, nothing more than 8 ounces.
- Make the doctor our good friend and make a monthly checkup plan.
- Volunteer at a therapy center and help those who are in need.
- Go out more often and meet new people.
- Make cleanliness and grooming a top priority and keep everything clean.
- Have a fun exercise and play session to get us sweating.
- Mix new toys with old toys to keep your dog happy.
- Arrange parties and playdates with fellow ESA owners.
- Love, hug and laugh a lot.
Have other ideas? You can add many as you like on this list.
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Coco?
Looking to celebrate the new year with your pooch? That's great! Pets and emotional support animals are with us for a reason and one of them is to be with us through thick and thin. New Year is a big time of the year and this is why everyone is very excited about it.
Whether you are planning to throw a New Year party or traveling to another town to stay with your extended family, there is no reason to leave Coco behind. If throwing a party, there are some things that you must take care of.
Besides celebrating the arrival of the new year, your ESAs safety is also important. In this blog, we have discussed some ideas about celebrating the New Year event with Coco around and how to keep him safe.
Planning is key to any occasion or task's success. Make a list of all the tasks that you are going to do at the party. Make an extensive list and then break it into several smaller and functional lists and plans.
These lists include the list of food also and remember, you have a special guest also. Make something special for Coco like boiled chicken or turkey, sugar and saltless cookies and many other dog-friendly treats.
Get New Year Clothes for Coco
Everyone loves when they get new clothes and Coco will enjoy it. Buy some New Year themed costumes and props like New Year dog hats, bandanas, ties and special happy New YEar dog collars to make him feel extra loved and special.
All of these props will add fun to the party and your guests will also enjoy interacting with such a good looking host.
Keep a Close Eye on It
Since you will be having people around, it is important that you keep a close eye on your pooch. Having so many people around can make Coco anxious and somewhat skittish. Prepare its private place with some cushions, toys, dog treats, and some warm wraps.
If Coco is a super friendly and excited type it will be no surprise if they would jump on your guests in joy, which brings us to our fourth point.
Tell your Guests about Coco
Your party guests already know about Coco and that you have him as your emotional support animal but when calling them, to invite for the party, tell them that Coco will also be joining you. There could be people who have dog allergies or who may not like your dog jumping on them out of joy.
Therefore, inform them that your beloved canine friend will also be at the party.
Update Coco’s ID Details
No matter how diligently you plan something, there are always chances of accidents. You will be having guests around and with a house full of people, it is quite possible that you lose sight of your beloved doggie friend.
Be prepared for such accidents and update your contact details, if it is not done yet. In case Coco decides to go on a run without your knowledge, contact the nearby pet recovery center to trace and find him.
Stay Away from Fireworks
We know that New Year and fireworks go hand in hand but, many dogs are afraid of loud voices like that of the gunshots, air balloons, and even fireworks. Dogs react to these sounds instinctively and this causes a fight or flight reaction in them.
To keep them calm and under control, stay away from all the loud noises and, of course, the fireworks.
New Year is an absolutely wonderful time of the year and emotional support animals help us in celebrating it with a full seal. When preparing for the party, make sure that you have a renewed and valid ESA sample letter with you in case Coco gets lost and the authorities ask for it.