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.

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March 23rd National Puppy Day

What is cuter than a puppy? The correct answer… nothing! These potential “Man’s Best Friend” are filled with energy and prone to doing a few things they shouldn’t but still it’s very hard to resist their appeal.

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They are a bit clumsy as they learn how to use their legs and control their bodies but that’s part of the fun watching them and playing with them. They provide cuddles and kisses, loving and fun as they become a part of the family.

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They say that  dog that crosses it’s feet when it lays down shows signs of intelligence. I am not sure why but they do look more studious. Dogs that cross their feet when  they run, however, fall down!

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I love dogs… not that I don’t love cats and other animals, I do… but dogs offer us something more than any other animal. They want to be with us, they want to be involved in what we are doing (Whether that helps or not) and will offer up their lives to protect us. I don’t know of a better friend than that. They do not judge us, don’t care what we look like (Or smell like) and love us unconditionally.

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Playful golden retriever puppy

Today was created by Colleen Paige of Pet & Home Lifestyle.

How to celebrate – Take your puppy to lunch (A picnic)! Try to pick out a puppy from a shelter to save their lives and easy the burden on over stretched resources. Don’t forget the older dogs too though, they need homes and people to love them as well.

February 22nd Walking the Dog Day

Walking the Dog Day

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Feb 22nd is the day we celebrate taking our dogs for a walk. It is a great way to get some exercise for both yourself and your dog. It’s a wonderful way to explore something new that can only be done on foot, and it gives a little something back to a creature that loves you without condition.

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Dogs truly are man’s best friend and they really ask so little in return. Remember that when they are with you, it is their time so let them lead you where they want to go (unless, of course, that place is dangerous!)

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How to celebrate – Make sure that if you walk at night you get a light-up leash so others can see where you are. Take along a source of water for you and your friend. Don’t always travel the same route, explore new places.