It’s bluebonnet season, every Texan’s favorite time of year. If you’re not familiar with the hype of bluebonnets, let me fill you in. Bluebonnets, or the botanical name Lupinus Texensis, are a beautiful Texas annual. The Bluebonnet was named as our Texas state flower in 1901. Rightfully so, it’s a tradition in practically every Texas household to get dressed up and go out and hunt for the perfect sea of bluebonnet for family pictures…including your pup. I’ll share with you my 3 favorite bluebonnet spots that you can take your pup.
First, let’s go over some safety tips:
- Watch where you sit your pup, there could be snakes or fire ants underneath the bluebonnets.
- Don’t let your pup eat the flowers, bluebonnets are toxic to both humans and pets if consumed.
- Bring poop bags! Fellow Texans are already keeping their eye out for snakes and fire ants so let’s not add doggie waste to the list.
- Always keep your pup on leash. Be cautious if you’re going to pull over on the side of the road to take your pup’s photos, they could get spooked and run.
My favorite place to take my pup’s bluebonnet photos is at McAllister park. We go there regularly for the dog park & trails, so getting their photos while we’re there is a bonus to this beautiful park!
Another favorite spot of mine is along HWY 281 in Spring Branch. If you’re up for the drive, you won’t regret it. Just remember the safety tips!
And my final favorite must-visit place is Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg. Their bluebonnet patch is fenced off, but your pup can pose in front of the fence and have the sea of flowers behind them. This place is worth the day trip, so plan to grab lunch, bring your pup some water and charge your camera!
I’d like to thank all our fur-friends for sending in their bluebonnet photos for this week’s blog. We would love to see your photos of your pooch in bluebonnets (or any Texas wildflowers), so tag us on Instagram @WeLoveYourDog and we’ll share them in our stories!
Until next week…Well Wishes and Puppy Kisses!
At Pawderosa Ranch we welcome all dogs to come play and stay with us! Each rancher is cared for by a specialized staff who understand the benefits of dog daycare and lodging and who are passionate about making Pawderosa Ranch the best dog boarding in San Antonio. We can’t wait to see your pup!