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NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY
February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet
Day. This holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and
pamper your pets. This is a good day to focus on the special
relationship that you have with your pets.
Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? While there are more cats than dogs in the United States, more households have dogs than cats, but not by much. Pets are not limited to the canine and
feline categories. There are quite a few who prefer the companionship
of birds, reptiles, fish or rats. Whoever your pet companion is, we are
sure you will enjoy spending a little extra time with them on National
Love Your Pet Day and reap the benefits, as well such as stress relief
and lower blood pressure. So on February 20 (and every day) show your appreciation to your pets!
HOW TO OBSERVE
your pet a special treat, take an extra long walk or give them more
attention on National Love Your Pet Day. Whatever you decide to do,
spoil and appreciate your pets! Use #NationalLoveYourPetDay to post on
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Love Your Pet Day.
1. Have you ever had a special pet in your life? Will you tell us about it?
We've had several pets and they were all special in their own way from the budgie to the guinea pigs, dog and cats. Oh and the goldfish! Sadly we don't have any pets now - we lost both our cats over the recent past but now our son brings his greyhounds with him when they visit we couldn't have another cat and in some ways I'm grateful not to be tied down. But it was sad when we lost the cats.
2. Did you grow up with pets in your home? What did it teach you?
We had a dog when I was young and it taught me about loyalty and how to put others before yourself.
3. Do you ever wonder what animals are thinking?
That is the one frustrating thing. What are they thinking? Although I'm not sure we might always want to know lol.
4. Sometimes a pet gets out and doesn't return for a few days. What do you think happens to them when they go on a walkabout?
I think it might depend on why they chose to go in the first place but they probably end up hungry and possibly a little scared.
5. With cats and dogs being the most popular pets, what is the most
exotic pet you have personal experience with (didn't have to be yours)?
One of my brothers kept rats when he lived in a flat. Once he had his own home and space he's always had dogs (5 at one point) and he owned a goat for a while too.
6. Please tell us something random about your week so far...
I blogged on Monday about moving furniture around in the house and trying to get Hubby organised. This is where he left his slippers last night! In the middle of the bedroom floor.
Fortunately I did not fall over them on my regular middle of the night trip to the bathroom. Actually I didn't get up at all last night so I only spotted them this morning but, needless to say, he won't be leaving them there again.