August 26th National Dog Day

If you are a dog lover this day comes every day! Dogs are truly man’s best friend. That’s not holding anything against cats or birds or any other pet you choose to keep, But dogs and man go together like soup and sandwich, cookies and milk, pb & j… well you get the picture. I’m not sure one can survive without the other. Take care of your dog, love your dog, spend time with your dog and they will reward you time and time again. Today was created in 2004 by Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert. And yes, the picture for today is the same as the one for yesterday because … well … it just seems to fit!

How to celebrate – Love your dog. Give your dog some special treats today. Make friends with your best friend all over again today.

August 16th RSPCA Cupcake Day

Today is Cupcake Day… in Australia. So why not celebrate our friends Down Under!?! And I particularly like this one because it is used to help the RSPCA and Humane Organizations in Australia. It helps our friends the animals we all love.

I have been wondering if dogs know how happy they generally make us. They certainly make us better people. Cats, horses, rabbits… whatever the animal we have as friends do make us better than we would be without them.

And better yet, we get to eat cupcakes to show our support for them. How sweet is that! And maybe we can even find an animal healthy cupcake for them to enjoy with us! Just make sure you don’t mix them up!

How to celebrate – Help out our pets today whether they are in Australia or in the United States. Make some pet friendly cupcakes. Visit Australia.

August 8th International Cat Day

Okay, so for all you cat lovers today is the day you can put them up on a pedestal for a reason, it’s International Cat Day. There are over 500 million domesticated cats in the world (most of which I think are in our home) with 71 breeds known to man, a probably a few that aren’t. The domesticated cat is still 96% tiger, which explains why they can turn on you in an instant and most are near sighted, which explains why they don’t know who you are from a distance. Today was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002. Cats can be cool, so long as humans are willing to give up their pride.

How to celebrate – Get a cat (if you don’t already have one). Learn about the 71 breeds. See is a tiger in the wild will play with your ball of yarn.

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.

July 31st Mutt’s Day

Pure bred dogs are pretty to look at for sure but if you want to have a fun, loyal dog you are by far better off with a Mutt! it is estimated that 8 out of 10 dogs are mixed breeds, I doubt they really care. Most are really smart, most are really fun and most love you for you just being you. Unless you are looking to breed you dog or show them at a dog show, who cares about how “pure” they are!?! People aren’t all that “Pure”, why does your dog have to be. Dogs are meant to be a friend, not a show toy that only makes us feel better, not them. Today was created by Collen Paige in Los Angles, California in 2005.

How to celebrate – Love your dog. Love your dog. Love your dog.

April 18th Pet Owner’s Independence Day

Another odd holiday from the good people at Wellcat.com, created in 2002. The general idea is that anyone owning a pet can take today off , if they work, and spend it with their pet. Of course lately, we all have been spending more time with our pets since we have had to be at home more. I am not exactly sure what the Independence Day is all about? Maybe it’s because Pet Day was already taken. While it makes little, to no, sense to me… it’s okay. I love my pets and I am independent of them. (They do not influence my vote)

How to celebrate – Take your pet to lunch. Just make like it’s a regular day and give your pet all the love you can.

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 1st National Pig Day

You wouldn’t think it by looking at them, but pigs are actually one of the smartest animals on the face of the earth. They can be trained to do tricks and are pretty social. They actually make pretty decent pets too! (not that a lot of us have that option). Today was created by an art teacher in Texas, Ellen Stanley, in 1972. One would assume she had pigs, or at least access to them. At any one time there are generally about a billion pigs living on earth, most living 10-15, although some can live up to 20+ years.

How to celebrate – Take a pig to lunch today (no, that does not mean you are going to eat it). Get a pig for a pet. Take an IQ challenge with a pig.

February 20th Love Your Pet Day

Why have a pet if you aren’t going to love them? They pretty much love you whether you are nice to them or not. I do love animals, and I have lot of them – cats and dogs (all rescues). Not so thrilled about snakes as pets but I do understand a lot of people love their snakes. You should show your pet love everyday, but maybe love them a little extra today. More treats, more hugs and though they probably don’t understand what you are saying, they do love it when you talk to them.

How to celebrate – Love your pets. List as many pet types as you can without looking. Adopt a pet if you get a chance.

November 1st National Cook For Your Pets Day

Nov. 1st National Cook For Your Pets Day

You cook for your family and aren’t your pets a part of your family? So why not cook for them? They like a nice home cooked meal as well. I mean, it beats whatever comes out of that can or bag, so it has to be better! Animals have a hard time with certain types of human food so you need to check and see what they might be allergic to. You can put it on some fine china and serve it with a napkin and a nice chilled bottle of domestic water. Or, you can just give them what is left over on your own plate, maybe even save a little… you could stand a few less calories. Your pets are a part of your family, treat them like that, and every once in a while cook for them when it’s practical.

How to celebrate – Look up what foods your pet might be allergic to. Cook a little extra of whatever you are having for supper to share. Set a place at the table for your pet.