Show your pets a little extra love!
By: Tonya Hillukka
This quote by Edith Wharton says it all: “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.”
May is the month to show a little extra appreciation for your pet, whether you have a cuddly kitty, fun-loving puppy, or even a slithering snake. Our pets have an enduring love for their owners, so it only makes sense that we should honor them even moreso than usual for one month out of every year.
Right now, I just have a Siamese kitten, but I will be getting a Morkie puppy in about a week and a half, as well. Pets make wonderful family members and I have been enjoying every minute of my kitty (except when she thinks my hand is a toy and chews it more than her own toys). Just kidding. I love her even then.
What can you do to show appreciation for your pets during National Pet Month this May?
Well, you can take her on a trip to somewhere new or you can buy her a special toy to show her how much you lover her. Of, if money is tight right now, make an effort to spend a little extra time with her each day. Tack on an extra fifteen minutes to her playtime if nothing else.
What if you don’t already own a pet?
You can always give a shelter animal a much-needed home during National Pet Month. Before committing to adopting a pet, however, make sure you have the time and the means to care for a pet. Animals are completely dependent on us to take care of them, and they require a ton of energy, so it’s especially not a good idea for someone who is never home to get a new puppy.
What will you be doing to celebrate your pet this month? Comment below to share!
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