National Underdog Day

National Underdog Day has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with canines!  WHAT Is National Underdog Day?  Established by Peter Moeller, National Underdog Day occurs on the third Friday in December (December 17 this year) and was first observed in 1976.  The term is used to mean that the “underdog” is “the dog that lost the fight.”   …

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December Pet Awareness Days and Events

Here are your December 2021 Pet (and People) Awareness Days and Events:  Month-Long Events Safe Toys and Gifts Month Week-Long Events November 28 – December 6:  Hanukkah  December 26 – January 1:  Kwanzaa Awareness Days December 2:  National Mutt Day (On July 31 this is called National Mixed Dog Breed Day) December 3:  National Roof …

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Happy Birthday, Minnie Mouse!

Betcha didn’t know that Minnie Mouse appeared in other pictures before hitting it big with Mickey in Steamboat Willie!  It All Started in 1928  In 1928, Walt Disney created a human-like mouse character named Minerva Mouse and nicknamed her “Minnie.”  The nickname “stuck,” and that’s the name she has made famous.  Just as he had …

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Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Did you know that Mickey Mouse was not Walt Disney’s first successful cartoon personality?  And did you know that Steamboat Willie was not Mickey’s public debut performance?  Read on, my friend.  Oswald? Who is Oswald? In January 1927, executives at Winkler Pictures told Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks that Universal Pictures was desiring to get …

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10 Things I Betcha Didn’t Know About Halloween

Thinking about today being Halloween (well, yesterday, now), I was wondering whether any kids would come Trick-or-Treating. They didn’t, but it got me GTSing, and now the question is: Did You Know . . . ?  Trick-or-Treating Has Existed Since Medieval Times.  In medieval times in Scotland and Ireland, trick-or-treating was called “guising.”  Much like …

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November – Pet Awareness Days

These are the Pet Awareness Days for November, 2021 Observed All Month National Pet Cancer Awareness Month National Senior Pet Month National Adoption Month Pet Diabetes Month Adopt A Senior Pet Month National Pet Awareness Month Observed All Week November 8-14:   National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week November 28 – December 6: Hanukkah Daily …

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June 2021 Pet Awareness Days

Awareness of the Month National Foster a Pet Month National Pet Preparedness Month National Microchipping Month Awareness Weeks June 6–12:  Pet Appreciation Week (first week in June) June 13–19:  Animal Rights Awareness Week (third week in June) June 21–25:  Take Your Pet to Work Week® Awareness Days June 8:  Best Friends Day June 8:  World …

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May 2021 Pet Awareness Days

Awareness of the Month National Pet Month Responsible Animal Guardian Month Pet Cancer Awareness Month Chip Your Pet Month National Service Animal Eye Exam Month Awareness Weeks May 2–8:  American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May) May 2–8:  Dog Anxiety Awareness Week May 2–8:  National Pet Week (first full week …

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