Today is National Kids and Pets Day #whoknew
A special day created in 2005 by celebrity Family & Pet Life Style Expert Colleen Paige.
From all that I gathered it’s a –
dedicated day to celebrate the magical bond between children and animals as well as educate the public about safety between children and pets. Source: Colleen Paige
THE BOND –
For me, watching children and the Boys interact has been a fascinating experience each and every time…
Whether it’s a child they’ve never met before…
Or a little human they’ve seen on more than one occasion…
It’s as if they are built to understand how precious the child is, making them extraordinarily gentle around them…
CANINE BODY LANGUAGE –
Harley & Jaxson are fluffy, and always smiling. Children gravitate to them quickly, often before the parent and I can offer a proper introduction.
Because they don’t speak english, the only way I can comprehend and understand what they’re trying to tell me is through their body language –
– all exhibit different kinds of behavior – which as a result can perceive a threat if you’re not aware of the signs.
Through the years, I’ve watched Harley interact with lil humans…
He’s not only taught me a great deal, Jaxson has benefited as well. While Jaxson is rough around the edges with adults, he’s slow and cautious around children.
Doodle Dad and I do not have lil humans in the house. But the Boys are like the cereal “Shredded Wheat” -they have a magical way of bringing the kid out in both of us…
NATIONAL KIDS AND PETS DAY –
A few reminders –
- never leave small children alone with dogs or cats that could potentially cause them harm.
- make sure your children are ready for a new pet.
- please understand your dogs body language well before allowing a child to approach him.
The bond between a child and a pet is a silent and magical connection. It is a link between two souls that was created in the stars above. It is a love and loyalty that becomes an eternal part of the human experience. There is nothing more pure, more at peace, more perfect that the love a child and their pet share together. Collen Paige
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