Spring has Sprung
OUTSIDE IN THE FRESH AIR - It’s that time of year again. That time when, after
enduring endless snowstorms, freezing temperatures, and the traditional cold and
flu, you can finally pack away your winter clothes and go outside with your pets
for a breath of fresh air. Yes, it’s Spring, ladies and gentlemen! You and your
pets are now able to do something other than read old issues of the Neopian Times
and whine to each other about how bored you are! But now you wonder: What CAN
Well, I have created this guide to Spring activities that will keep you and
your pets active and happy throughout this season. Best of all, this guide can
be used for the summer, too!
1. Plant a garden
Does your Neogarden look a bit drab after the long winter? Why not liven it
up with some new flowers? The Gardening shop has a wide variety of flowers,
trees, and plants to suit your tastes. If you want, you could give your garden
a Spring theme. Here are my picks of plants that will make your Neogarden bright
Scented Hearts Flower
Star of Paradise Flower
Now, get out there and plant! Make sure to include your pets while you’re gardening.
Have them place the flowers into the holes you’ve dug, or have them design how
the garden will look. Better yet, give each pet their own little section of
the garden that they can plant in as they please.
2. Spring Cleaning
You’ve finished gardening, so you go inside to get some water. As you walk
in, you notice that the Neohome has become a bit ...cluttered. So what do you
do? Get out the garbage cans and rubber gloves and clean the entire house until
it sparkles! Assign a job to each of your pets(one picks up toys, one dusts,
one throws away the moldy food, etc.) then have each of them go to a different
room. You’ll work your way through each of the rooms until the entire house
is clean. When you’re finished, go to the Money Tree and donate the items you
don’t want, but are still in good condition. One pet’s trash is another pet’s
3. Go on a Picnic
Everyone loves a picnic, so take your pets on one! Have all your pets decide
together what gets put in the picnic basket, then, if they want to, have your
pets make some of the food. (This might not be a good idea if you have baby
pets.) As to where you’ll go on your picnic, it can be anywhere, from a secluded
little grove in the forest to the back yard of your Neohome. Bring some games
along if you’d like. (Your pets could pick these too.)
4. Go Shopping!
Shopping is a great way to get out in the Springtime air and stretch your
legs. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s a great way to bond with your pets.
Go around to all the different stores and look at the products. Don’t just go
to the main shops, take a trip to the Marketplace, where you’ll find a humongous
selection of items for sale, from Bruce Plushies to Bottled Faeries. Who knows,
you might find a great deal on a rare item! And if you get hungry, it’s just
a short walk to Pizzaroo or Hubert’s Hot Dog Stand.
Now, some of you are saying “Well, I would love to shop, but Macho_he_man28597
doesn’t like to,” Never fear, just tell your pet that shopping is a great way
to exercise those leg muscles for the Battledome. Also, take your pet to the
Battle and Defense Magic shops, where I’m sure a pumped up pet would love to
go. Soon they’ll stop saying “Shopping is for girls!” and start begging you
to buy them a Snappy Poogle Keyring Thingy.
5. Play with your Petpets
After the long, cold, winter, your Petpets are pawing at the door to your
Neohome, eager to go outside. And who can blame them? I wouldn’t want to be
cooped up in a stuffy Neohome all winter either. Now that it’s Spring, this
is a perfect time to get your little darlings off the Kauvara couch and running
around. Take them for a walk around the neighborhood, or for a swim. The new
Petpet Supplies shop just opened, why don’t you drop a few Neopoints for a new
scratching post or ball? Or if you feel like doing something really extravagant,
give a petpetpet to your petpet. Petpetpets come in all kinds of shapes and
sizes and since they nest in your Petpet’s fur, the two can always play together
if your pet doesn’t feel up to it. Lastly, if you think you can handle it, organize
a Petpet daycare! Your Petpets will love to play and socialize with other Petpets,
and it will be fun for you, too.
6. Battledome, anyone?
Nothing says Spring more than laying the smack down on your opponent with
your Usul Tea Whip! This activity is for all you fighting pets who haven’t gotten
a chance to stretch their legs (or fins) in the Battledome all winter. So here’s
what you can do: Get your pet on a training schedule. They can’t just jump into
the Battledome and face the Space Faerie (or anyone else) without some proper
conditioning. Exercise, take walks, practice on Punchbag Bob. Then, go and buy
some new weapons! You and your pet will have fun buying weapons, customizing,
and training. Then, once you’re in the Battledome, start out with the weaker
opponents. Doing this warms your pet up for stronger opponents, like, say, the
Snowager. Before you know it, your pet will be up to top form.
7. Go Berry Picking
Take your pets on a trip! Going berry picking (at Meri Acres Farm or elsewhere)
is a great way to spend time with your pets and get baskets of delicious berries.
Make up games while you’re berry picking, such as having races to see who can
pick the most berries, or assign each of your pets a certain berry to pick.
You could also go flower picking using these same activities.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my guide of fun Springtime activities. There
are even more things to do in Spring, so make something up or have your pets
think of something to do. Have fun doing all these activities! This is horserider12302,
saying, See you next time! (Goes off to frolic in the flowers)