It’s National Pet Day
National Pet day is a day to remember animals who need extra attention and adoption.
When we are kids, our pets teach us a lot about life and the world around us. Our pets can
- be our best friend and secret keeper
- teach us social skills
- teach the importance of grooming
- help us learn to care about others
- instill loyalty
- increase our self esteem
- aid in emotional development
- make us exercise more
- teach us about adoption
- teach us about responsibility and discipline
- instill respect for life
- be our first experience with death and grieving.
I grew up in a Navy Family. We were always moving. Our dogs were probably the most important things in our lives. My sister and I initially shared a family dog. Then around the time I was in 8th grade and my sister was in 11th grade, we finally each had our own dog. We often had fish as well.
As a parent, my children have raised: cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, newts, hamsters, rats, etc. It is really important for them to have something that depends on them.
With it being National Pet day, let’s make a goal to help an animal today. You can donate time, money, items to a shelter or rescue. You can spay or neuter an animal. You can adopt an animal.
What are you going to do today for an animal? Comment below.
Photographed Top to Bottom: Sophia (Shih Tzu), Charlie (Bichon Frise), Lilly, Lucky Louie, Charlie and TuTu