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Spring is supposed to be here in all her glory – bright sun, green grass, flowers starting to push through the cold ground, warmer breezes. But here in Ohio, it’s not even close. In fact, it’s snowing and there are inches of snow on the ground and stuck to the side of the house because of the bitterly cold wind. I’m over it, and I’m ready to think spring and to hit the sidewalks and nature trails! The dogs are ready too, they want to lay in the warm sun and not freeze their paws off in snow! I feel kind of trapped, so to help us get in that feel good spring mood, we took a trip to Tractor Supply Co.
That sounds kind of weird, but there’s nothing better than seeing the store alive with folks wanting to get their gardens going, to get their chicken coop supplies, to replace broken tools, and to just get inspired. Did you know they have seasonal home decor? They do and right now, it’s chicken themed. You’re welcome.
Anyway, I like shopping at Tractor Supply Co. because it’s way less busy than other places and you won’t find many people just walking around aimlessly – everyone has a purpose and they know what they want and where it is. I also like it because you’ll often see someone bring in their dog (on a leash)!
Let’s not forget that the beginning of spring at Tractor Supply Co. also means baby chicks and ducks!
Those sweet little things make every trip for two most-purchased items of Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, 35-lb. and Purina® Tidy Cats® 24/7 Performance Clumping Litter, 40-lb. so worth it!
While we wait for the snow to melt and for it to warm enough that going for a walk is tolerable, let’s talk about how to get ready for outdoor spring adventures with your family’s dog.
- Consider their age and energy level. This is so incredibly important and is something that as Ripley has gotten older and a little slower, we’re considering. He’s going to be 11 this year, and he’s a big guy, so a slower paced and shorter walk will be a much better option for him. We may want to research our favorite nature trails for flat options vs. those with lots of hills.
- Keep them healthy and hydrated. Same for you, human! Always have water with you for your dog and for yourself when you are out on a walk. At home, make sure to feed them a quality food like Purina® Pro Plan® so you know they are eating the best ingredients in a flavor blend they love.
- Consider options for rainy days when you want to get out. Spring can definitely be rainy, so bring your pup to Tractor Supply Co. and do a few laps around the store. You can pick up anything you might need for them or your garden, they’ll get some love via pets by employees and other shoppers, and everyone gets some extra steps in their day!
Be sure that if you visit Tractor Supply Co., you go during Purina Days and look for the free standing insert in your local newspaper (from 3/28 to 4/2) for special savings! You can buy the Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, 35-lb. and get two 13-oz cans for free!
And you can save $4.00 when you buy Purina® Tidy Cats® 24/7 Performance Clumping Litter, 40-lb. I’d much rather buy this beast at 40lbs than smaller and more frequent boxes throughout the month!