NATIONAL PET DAY

There are oodles and doodles of stories I could write about this week, but since Thursday, (April 11th) is NATIONAL PET DAY, I wanted to heighten awareness of the thousands of pets who die daily in shelters throughout this country.

National Pet Day was founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige, who also founded National Dog Day and National Cat Day {among others} and is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation.

Therefore today I will be brief …

To love and care for a pet is gratifying in the sense that they are so appreciative of all you do for them.  And in return, the love, loyalty, and laughs they provide will delight and tickle your heart daily!

To my two doodles, who never seem to grow weary giving me love, and endless trust, I am thankful beyond words…

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Becoming a pet parent should never be taken lightly. There are entirely too many animals residing in shelters.

“It’s estimated that approximately 16,000 pets die in U.S. shelters every single day. This means that roughly every single hour of the day, 667 sweet furry babies are taking their last breath. This is just cats and dogs and does not include the thousands of other unwanted animals that people consider pets. Right now, while you’re reading this, hundreds of animals are dying. It’s a painful reality but we must not give up hope to change it.”

Pets may not fit into everyone’s lifestyle, (this is why I enjoy sharing mine “virtually” with you). It is understandable if you choose not to be a “pet parent”, but there are other ways to help with this epidemic running rampant in our society…

So “think about this….while you are spending money on coffee, make-up, handbags, vacations, sports gear, junk food, music, beauty salons, movies, tanning, clothing and so much more – you may want to ask yourself  whether you really need it. Just one time, make the decision to forego what you want to buy and donate the money to save a life. Support the spay/neuter programs of your local shelters and rescues, donate even a dollar a month. If a million people donated $1 a month, that’s 12 MILLION dollars raised for shelters across the nation. Think of how much that would change the world for unwanted pets. Buying or consuming nothing close to the items mentioned above will make you feel more happy, more beautiful or more whole, than saving a life.”

Do it for your soul.

April 11th is NATIONAL PET DAY It’s a day all about love…
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Here’s how The Boys plan to share their love – Saturday morning we will join some “furr-ends” and BREAK A SWEAT FOR A HOMELESS PET

Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for sharing the love…

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