February Happenings

Observed All Month American Heart Month Black History Month Dog Training Education Month National Prevent A Litter Month Responsible Pet Owners Month Library Lovers’ Month Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Humane Society of the United States) Pet Dental Health Month Observed for the Week February 7-14:  Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week February 7-14:  Have a Heart for …

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What Is National CBD Month?

WHAT??  O.K., so your first question is, “WHAT is National CBD Month?”  Followed by:  “And WHY do we celebrate it?”  Right?  O.K., let’s talk.  A New Period of Awareness  You may never have heard of National CBD Month, because it has only been in existence since 2020.  It was founded by cbdMD in recognition of …

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Unchain A Dog Month

January Is Unchain a Dog Month  Isn’t it ridiculous to realize that in 2022, the entire month of January should be dedicated to the idea of unchaining a dog? Confined, Restricted and Trapped When I was researching this post, I saw this question:  “Do dogs like being on a chain?”  ISN’T THAT THE MOST RIDICULOUS …

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January Happenings

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Observed All Month Walk Your Pet Month See WNC Post:  January 15, 2021 – Walk Your Dog Month Weight Loss Awareness Month National Train Your Dog Month National CBD Month – WNC Post Unchain A Dog Month – WNC Post Observed for the Week January 25-26:  Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show …

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National Mutt Day and National Mixed Breed Awareness Day

National Mutt Day occurs on December 2, and National Mixed Breed Awareness Day occurs on July 31.  Both of these days invite us to celebrate the blessings in our lives that mixed breed dogs are!  National Mutt Day Colleen Paige is the well-known animal welfare and pet expert who created National Mutt Day.    Considered …

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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, 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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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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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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