Every year, on the second Sunday of September, pet owners join together to honor their pets passed and present
and think about and share with others the important role that their beloved pets have played, and do play, in their lives.
Today I honor my dogs Blaze, Lucy and Tika who are presently with me. I honor my cats Jingles, Cinder and Ella who are also with me. I also honor my cat Mischief, my beautiful dogs Rizzo and Teo. I would also like to take a moment to honor two dogs I have had the pleasure of having in my life through my volunteer work with rescue, Astro and Paco.
One idea that has been shared and is becoming a popular tradition on National Pet Memorial Day, is:
- Plant a tree or a shrub as a living memorial.
For more information, see: http://www.iaopc.com/professionals/national-pet-memorial-day
NATIONAL PET MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY
National Pet Memorial Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.
As many of you know, I (mom) had been doing transport on a regular basis. I have so enjoyed helping and bringing dogs to a better life. However, there has been A LOT of drama within a couple of rescues I have done transporting for and with that, always comes unrest.
I wish there was a way for me to help those precious animals, but without a place to go, it isn’t realistic for one person to transport an animal with no where to go. As it is I sacrificed my home and almost lost it in the process!
So I will find topics to write about, sometimes they will be about rescue and transporting, but they may also be about something positive happening in the rescue community.
A good reminder for all of us with fur babies! The roaring thunder of fireworks can cause animals to panic, putting both pets and people in danger.
Here are some tips from us at the BC SPCA:
- Keep your pets indoors and make sure to close the windows and draw the curtains. In case they do try to run away, make sure your pet is wearing identification.
- Finally, if you are joining the crowds to enjoy the festivities, leave your pets at home.
*BOL* Happy Rump Day!! Blaze here and I just want to share something funny!!
Those pesky cats that live here with me, got busted hanging out in the tree BOL!
From the staff and family of Wags and Wiggles, we wanted to wish you a very happy and safe Happy Thanksgiving and for our Jewish friends and followers Happy Hanukkah.
Wiggle Butts and Whiskers,
Blaze, Lucy, Tika, Jingles, Cinder & Ella
I think it is important to remember, reflect and recall the importance of all who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom; that includes our furry ones too. The phone I am about to attach, I haven’t seen before but it says so much all by its self.
LEST WE FORGET