Finding out about an Advent Calendar for dogs had me just as giddy as I was more than forty years ago when my human children were toddlers. Silly me, I even took a photo of my local Trader Joe’s store manager Tim holding the calendar…
Personally, I didn’t catch onto the Advent Calendar excitement until we lived in Germany. Tiffany and Jamie were two & four when we arrived and seven & nine when we returned to America. This gave us plenty of time to adopt such a wonderful seasonal tradition.
Germany’s fall and winter months are my favorite seasons. They are also the most festive times of the entire year.
“Fasching” (or Carnival season) begins on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 minutes after 11am. #doodletruth It ends at the stroke of midnight on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. What a way to start the holiday season!
THE ADVENT CALENDAR –
History shows the first printed calendars date back to the early 1900’s. Production stopped during the World Wars because cardboard was rationed. By the late 1940’s chocolate filled Advent Calendars were available for sale…
For my two children, seeing an Advent Calendar in the house symbolized the countdown for St. Nick’s arrival was near. I remember Tiffany’s college freshman year, I mailed her an Advent Calendar and she was elated. By her sophomore year, I was mailing close to a dozen for her friends.
CALENDARS FOR DOGS –
Now that you know a little about my giddiness towards Advent Calendars, imagine my squeal when I read this…
Trader Joe’s Advent Calendar for dogs is finally here, now your pup can countdown to Christmas too…
It’s a 24-day Advent Calendar filled with Salmon and Sweet Potato dog treats – one for each day.
In addition to the cute illustrations – there are tasks included #thisoughttobefun …
Only $5.99 – I’m sure they will not be available for long – so don’t wait – go grab one at your local Trader Joe’s.
While you don’t need an Advent Calendar to know that Christmas is coming, opening a little numbered door to reveal a prize is an idea that practically everyone – canine or human – religious or not – can get behind.
COUNTDOWN WITH US –
December 1st you can follow the Boys on –
as they count down to Christmas!
Get a first hand look at what’s inside their Advent Calendars.
Something tells me – the next two weeks will seem like furever for two special Doods…
Smile at someone and I betcha they’ll smile back ❤️