Monthly Archives: August 2015

National Dog Day

National Dog Day was founded by pet expert Colleen Paige in 2004 as a way to recognize the many different ways dogs keep us happy.  They’re known as “man’s best friend” for a reason.  They’ll be by your side when you’re not feeling well, they’ll give you a huge welcome when you walk in the door and, best of all, they like you just the way you are.

Many families that have dogs treat them just like another member of the family.  They enjoy perks, just like their humans do, such as going on vacations, getting special treats and getting dressed up for family pictures.  National Dog Day can be an opportunity to celebrate your dog’s dedication and reliability.
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Black Cat Appreciation Day

Black Cat Appreciation Day was designed to promote these beautiful creatures and dispel any old myths about black cats bringing bad luck.  The black fur color can cause some people to feel nervous, but this is due to old superstitions.  In support of Black Cat Appreciation Day, here are a few reasons why black cats should be adopted.

  • They are beautiful, graceful and intelligent cats, just as any other cat
  • They make great companions
  • Their black fur goes with anything
  • Interestingly, some cultures consider black cats a sign of good luck
  • If they play hide-and-go seek, their black fur helps them blend into the background, hence they’ll win every time.

If you already own a cat, you know how much fun they can have with a toy.  Why not mix up their selection of toys to choose from by getting this Rolling Hide and Seek Pet Toys – Set of 2.  This is what is known as “unlimited cat entertainment.”  For those cats that are more introverted and enjoy resting in solitude, the Sleeping Pet Bungalow is perfect for cat naps.



August 10th- National S’mores Day!

Happy National S’mores Day!  That’s right!  August 10 is a designated “official” day to indulge in one of America’s favorite treats.  If you have never made s’mores before or you just haven’t had time this summer, gather up some chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers and let us introduce you to what is often called, a “delightful, gooey, chocolate piece of heaven.”

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No Righties Allowed

What’s a Southpaw?

For Left Hander’s Day on August 13, did you know that that left handers are also called Southpaws?  The origins of the word are slightly unclear and several theories still exist, but after doing some fact checking, the most popular explanation of the word Southpaw, came around during the late 19th century, when a Chicago sports writer referenced a left handed pitcher during a game.  Since home plate faced west, a left handed pitcher would throw the ball using his left, or southern, side of his body.  The “paw” he referenced was the pitcher’s left hand.
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Don’t Let the Summer Heat Burn You Up

Would it be fair to say, that most of us are never entirely happy with the weather?  Particularly during the summer when the temperatures soar, wouldn’t it be nice if Mother Nature threw in a couple cooler days?  Since we don’t have a direct line to Mother Nature and we can’t make any direct requests, here are a few tips to help you stay cool and beat the heat.
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