What do hairballs, heartworm disease and microchips all have in common?
- National Heartworm Disease Awareness Month
- Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
- National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
- National Pet ID week, 17-23rd
- National Hairball Awareness Day, 29th
There seems to be a day, a week, a month for everything. I’m guilty of it myself as I work on the Animal Hospice Awareness Day the first Saturday of every November. Besides being interesting trivia on our calendars, what are we supposed to do with this information? Use it for what it is. A fun way to share ideas around certain aspects of life, or in our case life with furry family.
The motivations behind establishing these celebrations varies from raising awareness around a specific cause to driving sales and influencing spending or votes. I’m not concerned about the who and why of the various celebrations we’re just going to use them to help us discuss various aspects of living with dogs and cats. As we go thru the month we’ll touch on each of these pet celebrations and have some fun with them.
In the meantime, what’s the craziest “day” you’ve heard of? Add them to the comment section for all to enjoy.
Happy Earth Day 2011! (4/22/11)
Photography courtesy of Robyn Kessler (robynkesslerphotography.com)