Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This is National Pet Week

Most of us know and remember that Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 8th.  But did you know that this week, May 1-7th,  is National Pet Week?  Petie, one of my two adorable rescue dogs, wants to remind you that when you go shopping for Mother Day’s, to please pick up a special little treat for your pet as well. 
Per the website:,  “the American Veterinary Medical Association is celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Pet Week. Over the years, everyone from Bill Clinton, as governor of Arkansas to Miss America, Dr. Debbye Turner has celebrated National Pet Week. Veterinary clinics across America have hosted everything from fun runs, dog washes and most unusual pet contests during the first full week of May since National Pet Week launched in 1981. National Pet Week is a week of education, fun, and a focal point for celebration in the community.”
While we do not suggest that you surprise your mother (a major no-no) with a puppy or a kitten for Mother’s Day, we do hope that when your family is ready for a new furry member of the family, you will consider adopting your new best friend from the Haltom City Animal Services or another animal rescue organization. 
If you decide to adopt a dog, Petie recommends that you check out these books and DVD’s from the Haltom Public Library to help your new dog adapt into your family.
Dogs all-in-one for dummies (Book)
Cesar’s rules: your way to train a well-behaved dog (book)
The World of Dogs (Instructional DVD)
If you decide to adopt a cat or kitten, then Petie says you’re on your own since he claims they are untrainable (his word, not mine). But I’m willing to bet that you will be able to find a book or DVD at the Haltom City Public Library on how to co-exist with them. Just ask one of the friendly librarians to help you find the book, DVD or article on how you and your furry pet can live in harmony.

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