It’s National Pet Month, the perfect occasion for animal guardians to give their best friends some extra love and attention. Animals aren’t tough to please—they appreciate even just a little quality time with us. Our funny friend Fred Willard and his canine buddy like to spend time together practicing table etiquette and trading dog jokes:
Some tried-and-true ways to tell your loyal companion how much he or she means to you are extra-long play sessions, a new toy, or homemade treats. Check out these doggone good tips from Ingrid E. Newkirk’s book Let’s Have a Dog Party! and purrfect pointers from 250 Things You Can Do to Make Your Cat Adore You for more fun ways to speak your animal companion’s language.