Today is LOVE YOUR PET DAY!!! You know, life gets busy and sometimes our pets get a little lonely when we are out doing other things in our lives. This is the day set aside just for them – so pamper them and treat them like the special animals they are.
I honestly don’t think it’s about buying the most expensive squeaky toy in the pet store, but about the amount of time I spend with my dog, using that adorable baby talk that gets his undivided attention. After that, he thinks I’m the greatest person and follows me everywhere! – Linda Palmer
My baby is so spoiled rotten because he’s the only kid I have!
Here are a few suggestions for the day:
- Take a nice walk at the dog park or along the beach if you’re lucky enough to live near one.
- Casey loves to take a ride in the car – we will probably drive somewhere. I like to take him to the bank because they always give him a treat!
- Stores like Pet Smart let you bring your pets. It would be fun to take your pet in and let him / her choose something like a special toy. I try to guide Casey toward the clearance table.
- Watch a movie with a great pet in it – sit with your pet and let him / her know how much better and smarter they are.
- Fix a bit of steak or bacon for your pet. After all, it is a special day!
God gave us these critters to love and care for, and they give us so much joy!
Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. – Martin Buber
licks, tails, and snuggles
unconditional and true
every one’s best friend.
– Lucinda Berry Hill,
author of “Coffee with Jesus”
& “A Second Cup with Jesus”
A very special THANK YOU to the folks in my facebook group, A SECOND HELPING OF WELLNESS… WITH A DASH OF HUMOR & A PINCH OF FAITH, for the awesome photos they let me use of themselves with their pets. I guess none of them own hamsters, rabbits, birds, reptiles or goldfish. LOL!!!
We make the most precious memories with our pets, don’t we? The sad part is when they get older and in poor health. Our Casey is almost 13 years old, so we know the day is coming when he won’t be with us. If you have recently lost a pet, I hope these poems will bring comfort to your spirit today.
Even though I know Casey won’t get to stay with me for the rest of my life, I love the fact that I got to rescue one abandoned and abused animal, give him a good home, provide excellent care and see a smiling face and wagging tail every morning when I wake up. Man, that’s living! 🙂