June 4th Hug Your Cat Day

The main requirement for today is that you personally have a cat (I do not suggest trying to hug a neighbor’s cat, that probably won’t end well). It may not end well with your own cat either but at least they know you and the things you do. Most cats look to you for affection, they crave it just like a dog or a human being. They just require it on their terms. You might want to wait until they come to you rather than you go chasing after them. Oh, and if your cat is bigger than you are you might want to proceed with extreme caution. June is also Adopt a Cat month.

How to celebrate – Hug your cat. Adopt a cat if you don’t have one. Learn how your cat shows affection and accept it for what it is.

January 14th Dress Up Your Pet Day

Today was created by Colleen Paige. You go girl! The thing is, most of our pets would rather that you go right on by this day and act like it never was. Sure, it’s cute to dress you pet up to make them look funny or cute. The thing is, I don’t think they really like it. Oh sure, they enjoy the attention for a while and naturally they love spending time with you, but as far as getting dressed up, not so much. In fact, I bet they have a dart board set up with today’s date center that they target. So if you got up this morning and found the date ripped out of your newspaper or if you can’t find your pet where they normally would hang out, you know what day it is.

How to celebrate – Make your pet your mini me. Dress your pet and get your picture and get rid of the clothing, hats and such. Let your pet just be your pet.

September 8th National Pet Memorial Day

They are the same as having a son or daughter, a sister or a brother, or even grand kids. Our pets are sadly here for a shorter time than any of us would like. However, they stay with us all through our lives as we never really forget them. Today, I guess, is a day to be sad again because we force ourselves to remember them. It can also be a good day as we remember the good things they brought to our lives. Today was created by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Cremoratories. That may be a little morbid, but the intent is good. Love your pets, they aren’t around for all that long and the one single thing they do really well is… love you.

How to celebrate – Remember your pets that have passed. Love the pets you do have even more. Keep the happy times and lose the sad times.

Don’t Tell the Easter Bunny Episode 5 July 28 – August 3 2019

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Hey Holiday-ites! We are back with another episode. It is a bit longer this week but there were some really fun facts we found in our research this time.

We will be on hiatus for 2 weeks as 1/2 of our duo, Bryce, will be off to San Diego for a visit (he graduated a year ago from the University of San Diego – GO TORREROS!). We will be back in 2 weeks with two fun holidays to celebrate every week!

Enjoy this episode:

July 31 – National Avocado Day (0-1.00)
July 31 – Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day (1.00-1.59)

Sites referenced in this episode for Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day:

https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/celebrate-uncommon-instrument-day-these-musical-oddities

http://musicinschoolstoday.org/happy-uncommon-instrument-awareness-day/

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/02/8-sound-sculptures-that-lets-nature-be.html

 

Don’t Tell the Easter Bunny Episode 5 July 28 – August 3 2019

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6zz6h-b9cfda

Hey Holiday-ites! We are back with another episode. It is a bit longer this week but there were some really fun facts we found in our research this time.

We will be on hiatus for 2 weeks as 1/2 of our duo, Bryce, will be off to San Diego for a visit (he graduated a year ago from the University of San Diego – GO TORREROS!). We will be back in 2 weeks with two fun holidays to celebrate every week!

Enjoy this episode:

August 31 – National Avocado Day (0-1.00)
August 31 – Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day (1.00-1.59)

Sites referenced in this episode for Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day:

https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/celebrate-uncommon-instrument-day-these-musical-oddities

http://musicinschoolstoday.org/happy-uncommon-instrument-awareness-day/

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/02/8-sound-sculptures-that-lets-nature-be.html

 

June 21st Take Your Dog To Work Day

This could get a little messy, but who cares… take your best friend to work today. Bring a little snack and a bowl for water and your set! You can take them for a walk at lunch and any other breaks you get during the day. Who knows, nay be your dog will inspire you to some great revelation that will earn you a promotion or raise. To me, it is better than Take Your Cat To Work Day because you’ll end up spending your entire day trying to find them. But a dog generally stays by your side and sleeps. A really bad idea would be combining the two days, no one would get anything done. And if you happen to be a skyscraper window cleaner, maybe not taking any animal to work with you is a good idea. Today was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, ironically a business where take your dog to work day is your work.

How to celebrate – Take your dog to work! Make sure it’s okay to take your dog to work. Work at home today so you can have your pet with you and not upset anybody.

Don’t Tell the Easter Bunny Episode 2 June 2019 Pt 2

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Welcome Back Holiday-ites!

 

We are getting the hang of this now and most of the audio glitches are finally being ironed out 🙂

 

Please join us on this fun-filled episode (with an added surprise for us a power-outage)

Holidays this episode:

  • June 19 National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 19 World Sauntering Day
  • June 23 Pink Flamingo Day
  • June 28 National Paul Bunyan Day

June 4th National Hug Your Cat Day

June 4th – National Hug Your Cat Day

We humans want to be pampered by soft, cuddly things in our lives.  That bathrobe that awaits us stepping out of the shower, those slippers that hug our feet after a long hard day, that kitty that is wrapping itself around our legs as we try to walk.  You pick it up, give it a gentle squeeze and then head to the bathroom to get band-aids and some antiseptic to ease those razor like scratches now running down your arm, face and anyplace else they may have penetrated.

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There is no doubt that cats do like to cuddle, they even like the occasional hug, but make sure you do it on their terms, not yours.  Just remember that because they are purring one second does not mean they will not rip you apart the next! So we suggest that one term be added to this day for those who want to hug your cat, that term is “cautiously”.  Perhaps adding gloves, a helmet and full body armor to your wardrobe to cuddle with your kitty.

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How to celebrate – Hug a cat, just make sure they are yours or adopt one to hug. If your cat happens to be a Bengal Tiger I suggest just going back to bed. Remember part of the fun is catching your cat, not always the easiest trick in the book.

January 14th National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Do not be surprised if you find your pet hiding from you today when you get up. They have pretty good memories and may remember that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. The day was created by Colleen Paige and surprisingly she is an animals advocate.

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I say that because, I have never met an animal that likes to be dressed up! Ever! Now before you get all bent out of shape I know they can look cute. But lets face it, they were born naked! Well then, so are people. Actually, they are born more dressed than people!

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Well, at least she picked a winter day where they smaller pets can be somewhat protected from the cold. Since many animals look like their owners, or visa-versa, at least you can wear matching outfits! Sometimes your pets may even look better in that matching outfit than you do!

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But let’s face it, do you really think they like it!?! You notice there are no cats in these photos. That’s probably because when yo dress up a cat, you rarely have any fingers left to push the button on your camera.

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Now I am all for spending time with you pets and having fun. It’s just that fun should be something shared with your pet, not solely in your eyes. Enjoy your pets, but let them enjoy you too.

How to celebrate – Spend the day with your pet. If you want to dress them up, ask them first. Make sure you get, or make, matching outfits.

August 28th Race Your Mouse Day

Okay, so I am sort of getting use to useless days, but I guess they can be fun… or at least sort of if you can figure out what it is you’re supposed to do to celebrate them. Or even why they exist at all. Most seem to come from a company called Wellcat.com, which makes a profit on these days but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how.

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I am not downing them, they must be doing well, at least for cats, but what the heck is race your mouse day? I mean, is it a computer thing, do you keep pet mice, do you torture a mouse by letting your cat chase it? No one seems to know… and frankly, I don’t think anyone really cares.

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If it is a computer thing, you can’t win so what’s the point of playing? And if it’s an animal thing it isn’t going to end up pretty however it ends. So just what do you do to celebrate something either impossible or gross?

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So I’ve been thinking about it. What can one do to race a mouse? And why would one even want to race a mouse? Does the mouse know if it wins? Does the mouse care? I think, however, I may have come up with an answer….

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Race Mickey Mouse at Disney! I know he isn’t yours and I know that it will cost you several hundred dollars just to get in and see Mickey. (Maybe Wellcat gets a percentage of that!)  Either way, if you aren’t thrown out of the park afterwards you can at least spend the day enjoying the rides and sights.

How to celebrate – You tell me!?! Go to Disney. Get a life.