National Winnie the Pooh Day: Can Pets Eat Honey Like Pooh?

National Winnie the Pooh Day: Can Pets Eat Honey Like Pooh?

A chubby, yellow-skinned bear that wears a red, almost-too-small shirt, and has an undeniable obsession with honey? Yep, that sounds like none other than Winnie the Pooh! Created by Alan Alexander “A.A.” Milne, Pooh has been a childhood favorite for generations. So every year, on January 18th, we celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day as a tribute to the amazing imagination and writing talents of Milne that brought us the iconic honey-loving bear. Speaking of honey, what better way to enjoy the special day than to crack open a jar of honey, right? Since Winnie the Pooh eats it all […]
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National Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Whether it’s a pink tutu, a cool hoodie, or a superhero outfit, the majority of pet parents absolutely love playing dress-up with their fur babies. If you do, too, then it’s time to put your fashion sense to the test because National Dress Up Your Pet Day is finally here! Celebrated every 14th of January, National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded by leading pet and family lifestyle expert and animal advocate Colleen Paige to remind owners about the importance of having fun with their pets. However, whatever costume you decide to put on your furry friend today, it’s […]
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National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

If you’re wondering who in the world started National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day (and decided to stick with that incredibly looooong title), then we know exactly how you feel. We’ve searched high and low, but weirdly enough, no one really knows the when and how the day became a yearly tradition. It doesn’t really matter, though, because who wouldn’t want a free pass to step on a puddle and splash their friends, right? Well, unless they’re on their way to work or you know, a date or something, then you may want to find another […]
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National Cuddle Up Day: Why Your Pet Makes the Perfect Cuddle Buddy

National Cuddle Up Day: Why Your Pet Makes the Perfect Cuddle Buddy

January is here—one of the coldest seasons of the year! (Oooh! That rhymed!) People are wearing layers upon layers of winter clothing, switching out regular blankets for heavy-duty comforters, and turning up the heaters. However, when it comes to keeping warm, nothing beats good old-fashioned cuddling! That’s why every year on the 6th of January, everyone observes National Cuddle Up Day. If you’re waiting for a holiday you can celebrate with your pet, then this is definitely it! Surprisingly, cuddling your pet comes with a few benefits, too!   4 Benefits of Cuddling Your Pet It strengthens the bond between […]
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National Bird Day

National Bird Day

Beautiful, majestic, clever, and utterly melodious, birds have always had a special place in people’s hearts. On social media, we often see them performing unbelievable tricks or simply being their outgoing, comedic selves, especially cockatoos and parrots. However, looks and talents aren’t the only things that make these winged wonders amazing—they contribute a lot to the ecosystem, too. In fact, without them, mother nature won’t be able to function normally nor maintain an environment that can support life. With bird populations declining and hundreds of bird species on the brink of extinction, we celebrate National Bird Day every 5th of […]
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National Fruitcake Toss Day: Throw Those Fruitcakes Away from Your Pet!

National Fruitcake Toss Day: Throw Those Fruitcakes Away from Your Pet!

If there’s one thing people want to receive over the holidays, it’s definitely a gift—well, unless it’s a fruitcake. Gifted, re-gifted, or sneakily thrown in the trash time and time again, the nutty, neon-dotted loaf has basically been the world’s ultimate relay item for years. Someone even joked that “There’s only one fruitcake in the world, and people keep sending it to each other.”. Poor fruitcake! As much as some people want to end the yearly fruitcake-giving tradition, it seems that the much-maligned pastry is here to stay, especially with December being National Fruitcake Month. All over the US, many […]
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Let’s Celebrate National Underdog Day!

Let’s Celebrate National Underdog Day!

Established by Peter Moeller in the year 1976, National Underdog Day is meant to celebrate the understated, underappreciated, and unnoticed—the underdogs. While normally done in honor of the unlikely and unsung heroes of literature, sports, movies, and daily human life, we here at Animal Rescue Professionals would like to dedicate this day to the nation’s true underdogs: the homeless, often-overlooked shelter dogs. To all dog lovers, let’s celebrate National Underdog Day by making a difference in the lives of these underdogs!   Shelter Dogs Are the True Underdogs Underdogs are the least likely to be noticed, liked, and favored. Sounds […]
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National Oatmeal Muffin Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

If you’re a fan of muffins but not the excess calories, then today is your lucky day! It’s National Oatmeal Muffin Day, which means we get to enjoy mouthwatering delicious muffins without needing to worry about our cholesterol levels. Unlike most muffins, the oatmeal variety actually helps reduce unhealthy fat and boost energy levels—on top of other health benefits, of course! So this December 19th make sure to grab or bake yourself some oatmeal muffins for a guilt-free holiday celebration!   5 More Reasons to Love Oatmeal Muffins   They’re Packed with Nutrients With oats as their main ingredient, oatmeal […]
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National Gingerbread House Day

National Gingerbread House Day

No other Christmas confection symbolizes the holiday quite like gingerbread houses. Can you even imagine Christmas without them? We bet not! Originating all the way from Germany in the 16th century, gingerbread houses made their way to the United States through the early Pennsylvanian German immigrants. As you may have already guessed, the delicious, decorative bread houses were welcomed into the American culture and eventually turned into a holiday tradition. People would gather their family members and spend time building gingerbread houses together. What makes the activity even better is that everyone can join in, even kids and grandparents!  So […]
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National Nobel Prize Day

National Nobel Prize Day

The Nobel Prize Day is observed every 10th of December in honor of Alfred Nobel’s third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris on November 27, 1895. Nobel, a renowned inventor and businessman who had started 87 companies around the world, wrote that he wanted the entirety of his wealth to be used in the establishment of a prize. Despite the initial opposition from his family, as well as the people on his list of prize awardees, the creation of the Nobel Prize was pushed through, and the first award ceremony happened on December 10, 1905—5 years after […]
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