National Love Your Pet Day

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February 20 has two celebrations. National Love Your Pet Day is, clearly, a national day to love your pet(s)…as if we need a reason or an excuse to shower our fur-babies with adoration or smother them with kisses and hugs. Still, it’s a sweet sentiment to proclaim a national day of rejoicing for our companions or, best friends or, children or, partners. They fulfill so many needs on so many levels that volumes of literature exist that could occupy a very large library.

The statistics on pets in the U.S. is interesting and on the rise. As of March 2017, 68% of all households have a pet(s), up from 56% in 1988. Topping the list, believe it or not, is freshwater fish. All of a sudden, I am seeing Nemo in the aquarium of the dentist’s office. Yeah. I know. Nemo was a saltwater fish but, that is the first thing that popped into my head.

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The National Day Calendar folks couldn’t find the creator of this day but, thank you, whomever you are. So, give your pet(s) an extra hug or, a scratch or, a new toy or, treats (they really, really like treats) in celebration. They won’t mind.

Ollie Image Three
Personal Collection
Oliver the Orange
Clark Image Four
Personal Collection
Clark from across the street. He moved with his family but, he visited with me a LOT.
Pooh Bear Image Five
Personal Collection
Pooh Bear the Manx.
RIP 2011
Buddy Image Six
Personal Collection
Buddy in a box.
RIP 2006

Also celebrated today:
National Cherry Pie Day

Cheers and enjoy! ~Vic

7 thoughts on “National Love Your Pet Day

    bottomlesscoffee007 said:
    February 21, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Victoria, I have nominated you for the Solidarity Blogger Award 2


    The Hinoeuma responded:
    February 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I couldn’t find any pix from the chocolate lab or the retriever. They were Ken’s dogs & I don’t know what he did with the pix.

    I am an animal lover. I wish I had a photo of my pet rat from 7th grade.

    I grew up with my grandmothers’ dogs. There are pix of me & a miniature collie when I was a baby. Another one of me dragging a patient white cat around when I was a toddler.


    JT Twissel said:
    February 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I gave my kitty an extra pet! He’s spoiled enough.

    Liked by 1 person

    cindy knoke said:
    February 22, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Awwwww. I am traveling and I miss my kitty kat!


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      I completely understand. 🐱🐈❤


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