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Cold weather; an opportunity for indoor pet fun

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As weather takes a turn for the cold again in Louisville the articles pleading with readers to bring their pets in from the cold will most likely be on the rise. Pets must be brought in from the cold, It will save their lives. Some animals thrive on a hearty dose of cold weather frolic, while other may suffer from even a few minutes of exposure. Bringing pets in from the cold, while extremely important, doesn't have to be serious work. It can be an opportunity for great enjoyment to the entire family.

Here is some advice from the Kentucky Humane society on protecting pets from the cold. An animal who is safe and warm, is a happy animal and will be ready to play. Spending time with a pet is its own reward, especially when they are showing their special brand of appreciation. Keeping pets warm and safe is extremely important, but so is loving them and bonding with them.

This list details a few enjoyable things to do with a pet in cold weather. The ideas range from energy expenditure and mental stimulation to keeping warm and cuddling. Sure cuddles are a part of it, but there is so much more enjoyment to be had.

Furry foot warmer
Furry foot warmer Ashleigh Shelton

Furry foot warmer

Cold weather is a good time to take advantage of a warm cuddly pet. Sitting on the couch and reading with a dog or cat curled up at the other end can be most enjoyable and comfortable.

Television Buddy
Television Buddy Ashleigh Shelton

Television Buddy

Some animals enjoy a good television show. Perhaps a wildlife program might catch their eye. Some pets might even join in what the see on the television, like cats jumping up to catch birds on the screen or dogs barking at others on the television.

Gamer pets
Gamer pets Ashleigh Shelton

Gamer pets

Pets love to be in the middle of everything.  It can be quite amusing to watch an Pet track a cursor across the computer screen.  Some companies have even created apps for the IPad and IPod that are specifically geared toward pets 

Pet love
Pet love Ashleigh Shelton

Pet love

Simply paying attention to a pet can lead to a great deal of pleasure for all involved.  In most cases pets will not hesitate to ask for the affection they need. Owners just need to listen.

New tricks
New tricks Ashleigh Shelton

New tricks

Being stuck inside during cold weather does not have to be an automatic sentence to boredom. Training a pet to do new tricks can be just as rewarding for the pet as it can be for the owner.

Extra warmth
Extra warmth Ashleigh Shelton

Extra warmth

Animals like to be warm as much as people do.  Pets can provide their owners with some extra warmth and cuddling on those long cold nights.  Sharing a bed with a beloved pooch or cuddly kitty can be quite pleasant,

Reap the rewards
Reap the rewards Ashleigh Shelton

Reap the rewards

Sending time with pets inside during cold weather is great for both pet an owner.  It helps to build a bond between the two that is essential for a long happy relationship.  There is nothing wrong with a good cuddle in any weather.

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