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You know the song, “These are a few of my favorite things”? That is how I feel about pets and books. The old Lays commercial that said, “Bet you can’t eat just one” applies in this case too. Well, no, not really. Not that I eat books. Or pets. But I can’t have just one! You can never have too many books or pets. Well, okay, I guess you can. I may have crossed the line with both. Let’s not talk about it…Let’s talk about National Pet Month instead!
National Pet Month
Here in the United States, we celebrate National Pet Month in May. Our friends in the UK celebrate it in April. I think they just like to be first. National Pet Month’s purpose includes the following:
- Benefits of pet ownership
- Support pet adoption
- Make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets
- Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
- Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals
I am all for this! I definitely am a firm believer in pet adoption. There are too many animals that need a forever home. Our county dog warden is always full of “throw away” dogs, especially pit bulls. These poor things are bred until they can’t be anymore, and then tossed aside. With all of these animals available, there is no need for you to go to a breeder. Adopt, don’t shop!
Here are two adorable books for you to share with your children and one dot-to-dot book for you to enjoy for yourself!
Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties
Cat Tales is a book that you will love! It is meant for all ages, so you can read this on your own or share it with your children or grandchildren. This book features cats from around the world, each one with an amazing story to tell about their compassion, ingenuity and bravery.
“Ask an Expert” sections throughout the book offer insight into understanding the curious world of cat behavior, ways to keep your favorite feline happy both mentally and physically and even the trick to taking great cat photos. Are you curious as to why we love those cute cat videos? Page 57 explains the science behind the obsession.
If you are an animal lover, you will love reading these stories! They are heartwarming and ones you’ll want to share with everyone you meet!
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125 Pet Rescues, From Pound to Palace: Homeless Pets Made Happy
125 Pet Rescues is perfect for your 8-12 year old children, but you will enjoy it along with them! It is a collection of laugh-out-loud and heartwarming stories of animals in need who went on to become pampered pets. Just like the pit bulls featured on pages 16 & 17, though, don’t judge this book by its cover. The 125 vignettes of pets that have been rescued provides eye-opening insight into the power of compassion and kindness and the amazingly positive impact that rescuing a dog, cat, pig, horse or even a goat can have on the humans that open their hearts and their homes to them.
125 Pet Rescues has been created in cooperation with the Best Friends Animal Society whose mission is to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. Featuring a foreword by Best Friends CEO Gregory Castle and tips and advice from animal rescue experts, kids can learn how they can make a difference and become a rescue ambassador.
It is so important to teach our children how important it is for us to care for animals who can’t care for themselves. I love the tips for kids showing that they’re not too young to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.
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Where’s Kitty? Dot-to-Dot
Where’s Kitty is not the dot-to-dot you remember from your childhood! With 500 dots to join per page, you really will be guessing where kitty is while doing these thirty puzzles! From Rio to Paris, Kitty shows up in some unlikely places in Where’s Kitty? Dot-to-Dot!
Find out if Kitty is stretching her legs on the Great Wall of China, passing the time in the shadows of Big Ben’s clock tower, or enjoying a lazy afternoon in the sun at the Taj Mahal. Connecting the dots to find Kitty can improve concentration, increase hand-eye coordination, and will provide hours of fun for all ages.
This is such a fun dot-to-dot! You can do this alone or along with your child. Maybe you’ll want to do the dot-to-dot and let them color the pictures! You’ll have lots of fun finding kitty throughout the world.
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