January 14th Dress Up Your Pet Day

Here’s a day your pet looks forward to every year. Be thankful they normally don’t remember it! Take your cat, dog, horse, goldfish… whatever, and dress them up so that you can think of them as human. Pretend it is your pet’s Halloween, they just love it! I mean, as you are dressing them up just take a look at their faces and see just how much they thank you for making them to look so cute. Leave them in that outfit all day or better yet, change them into several outfits so they can suffer even more! Sometimes ya just got to wonder who invents these days… they apparently have very little else to do in their lives… so much so that they want to ruin their pets day as well.

How to celebrate – Go ahead and dress up your pet, at least you are paying attention to them. Ask your pet first what they would like to dress up as. (If they answer, seek help) Treat your pet like a friend… don’t make them do anything they don’t want to do.

October 2nd World Farm Animals Day

I grew up on a farm and we had nearly every kind of animal you could think of that thrives on farms, and even some that don’t. Even bulls can become a pet along with the farm dog, the dozens of cats and the typical cow, sheep or horse. Chickens are always a favorite, though they are not all that bright, in some places of the world the buffalo and llama, pheasants and pigs, and even fish are raised on farms, Today was created in Mahatma Ghandi’s memory in 1985 along with the “Farm Animals Rights Movement.”

How to celebrate – See how many animals you can think of are raised on farms. Treat all animals with respect. Give your pet a little extra love today.

August 5th Work Like A Dog Day

Today is for all you work-a-holics out there, those people who work like a dog not because you have to, but because that’s what you enjoy doing! Yes, boss’ can be demanding and ask more of you than what you want to give. Normally this is because a project falls behind time or something similar but that’s not truly one who works like a dog. The one who works like a dog is either trying very hard to get recognized, get ahead or just because that’s what they chose to do. So if you are such a person, today is your day to celebrate. I doubt you’ll slow down because of it but you can still celebrate in your own way.

How to celebrate – Work like a dog today. You have to watch a dog to actually come to an understanding of what work like a dog means. Get ‘er done!

March 23rd National Puppy Day

I love dogs, always have and always will. And every dog starts out as a puppy, and just like your children, they will always be your puppy even when they are a hundred in dog years! Dogs are our best friends, puppies are our new best friends. Yes they are clumsy, sometimes do things we don’t want them to do and it may take them a while to learn what you expect out of them and what you don’t. But if you treat them right, they will unconditionally love you and always remain your puppy. Today was created by Colleen Paige in 2006 of Pet & Home Lifestyle.

How to celebrate – Give a puppy a home today. Remember your dog when it was a puppy. Take lots of pictures of your puppy.

September 23rd Checkers Day and Dogs in Politics Day

This is an interesting day sort of serving double duty. In 1952 Richard Nixon, running as Vice-President candidate with Dwight Eisenhower, was accused of taking a part of an $18,000 dollar political donation for his own use. In a speech on September 23rd, 1952, he explained how his daughters were given a gift of “Checkers” the dog that might appear as personal use of funds but was not. Sort of like “My dog ate my homework”. I seriously doubt that there was an misuse of funds here but who knows, one way or the other, Nixon ended up in the doghouse…err, White House.

How to celebrate – Read about “Checkers” the dog. Find out all the dogs kept in the White House by Presidents. Come up with new excuses of what the “dog” did to mess up something.

August 5th Work Like A Dog Day

Today is for all those people who work like a dog at their jobs. That is actually a compliment since dogs that do work, are constantly working, they don;t know anything else. The down side of it is that people who work like those dogs often miss out on a lot of life, but if they are happy… what does it matter? We all work hard at jobs we love, if you are lucky enough to find one of those jobs it’s not exactly work you are doing as it is a passion you are living. So if you do work liked a dog because you love your work, good for you!

How to celebrate – Do what you love to do for work. Enjoy your life. Get a work dog.

April 11th National Pet Day

Today was created by Colleen Paige, Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert, in 2006. It should have been created long before that! Pets are more than just animals in our houses, yards, they are a part of our families, friends and lives. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, rabbit, snake, whatever, it depends on you but you also depend on it. My dog is one of my best friends. No, it’s not like my wife or kid, it’s can’t go have drinks with me at a club and though it tries really hard, it can’t catch the football I throw around in the back yard. But she is always there, trying to make me smile and ready to give me kisses for absolutely no reason at all.

How to celebrate – Love your pet. If you don’t have a pet rescue one from a shelter. Give your best friend a hug. not just today but every day.

March 23rd National Puppy Day

In case any one who follows this blog hasn’t caught it, I am a dog person! Is there anything cuter than than a puppy? I don’t think so. Yes they get in to trouble while they are learning but eventually they come to understand what you expect of them. In the mean time, they are fun to watch just like a child and they love you unconditionally. Today was created by Colleen Page, a Pet & Home Style expert in 2006.

How to celebrate – Get a puppy. Dogs live relatively short lives, love them while you have them. Take plenty of pictures while they are a puppy.

July 31st Mutts Day

I love mutts. They, to me, are the pure definition of a dog, man’s best friend. They have nothing to prove, no trophies to show, and offer nothing but pure love. They have two, or more, breeds in their makeup and that normally seems to balance them into just being a good friend. Some of them are pretty, others are beauty challenged, but that’s only on the outside, they are warm, caring animals that want to do little more than please you. Oh, and sure, they just like people, make mistakes but they will learn and always try better, even though sometimes then still make an error or two. Love your dog and they will love you ten-fold.

How to celebrate- Be thankful you have a best friend. Give your dog a treat just because. Adopt a dog, give them a home… you won’t regret it.

May 1st National Pet Month

May 1 National Pet Month

This month, for the entire month, we recognize that one man’s pet may not be another’s. However, it shouldn’t matter. If you love your pet, why care about whether someone else loves it or not? Dogs and cats are the best known pets but frankly they can come from any species on earth (and maybe from elsewhere if you believe in that sort of thing). Horses, snakes, rodents and I assume even the occasional worm could be considered pets. Love them regardless of what they are, they are yours and you should be theirs. And remember, this is not just for today but for the entire month!

How to celebrate – Take your pet for a walk (not recommended for goldfish). Spend more time each day with your pet. Buy your pet a gift.