National Thank-You Note Day

National Thank-You Note Day

December 26 is recognized as National Thank You Note Day. It is that one day of the year when you can write a special thank you note to someone who has been special in your life. The occasion is celebrated right after Christmas Day so you can take the time to send out thank-you notes to the people who send you a gift.  There is truly something special in a thank you note. But did you know that you can also write a thank you note to your dog? Even though your dog won’t be able to read it themselves, […]
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National Day: National Cupcake Day

National Day: National Cupcake Day

Anyone who loves to eat cupcakes should know what December 15th is. This day is recognized as an unofficial national holiday called National Cupcake Day. There may be some confusion to the real date since there are those that point out the holiday is actually on June 14th. But, many choose to celebrate this occasion on December 15th.  Cupcakes were originally called the 1-2-3-4 cakes simply because it is easier to remember its ingredients that way: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, and 4 eggs. They also add in a cup of milk and […]
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National Stuffing Day

National Stuffing Day

Today is November 21st, also known as National Stuffing Day! The first mention of stuffing was actually in the Roman cookbook, Apicius De Re Coquinaria, and now, National Stuffing Day is observed annually. Traditional Thanksgiving stuffing is made with dried bread, onions, celery, seasonings, spices, and herbs. Many people also put meat or giblets from animals into the mixture as well. Stuffing received its name due to the fact that the ingredients are often stuffed into an animal or other foods, like turkey, chicken, or pork. While most people think of stuffing as the food associated with Thanksgiving Day, there […]
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National Take A Hike Day

National Take A Hike Day

  The holidays are sneaking up quickly, and on November 17th, get ready to hit the trails to get some exercise before all of the holiday sweets and treats are around! Bring your dog with you to join in on the activity and to keep you company on the trails.   Is My Dog Ready To Hike With Me? There are many factors to consider before taking your dog on a hike with you. One important thing to think about is if your dog has good leash manners. While on a trail, you need to make sure that your dog […]
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National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day is observed annually on November 14th. The history of the pickle goes way back to around 2030 B.C. when cucumbers were just starting to be pickled in India. Even though the food started in India, the Dutch are the ones who can take credit for the name. The original name, “peke,” translates to “brine.” Fitting, right? Whether you prefer Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish, or Danish, grab a jar of your favorite type of pickles and celebrate today with a crunchy snack!   What Is A Pickle? A pickle […]
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day This November 11th, take some time out of your day to honor the military veterans that have served in the United States Armed Forces. This day honors all of those who have served the country, and it is intended to thank the living veterans for their sacrifices. On Veterans Day, don’t forget about the K9 heroes that have selflessly served across seas as well to help their human companions!   Holiday History On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an agreement made between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. […]
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National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

This national holiday was submitted by Terry Simons, a well-respected and popular dog agility trainer and competitor who lost his furry best friend, Reveille, to lymphoma in 2011.  Simons felt the need to educate himself about the disease and wanted to help others who may be going through the same thing. He created CLEAR (Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research), a 501(C)3 non-profit dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of canine lymphoma through clinical research, as well as arming dog owners with the knowledge of prevention and treatment of this devastating disease.   What Is Canine Lymphoma? Canine Lymphoma […]
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National Blame Someone Else Day

National Blame Someone Else Day

National Blame Someone Else Day Have you ever broken a vase or tracked mud into someone else’s home?  Have you ever wished that you could place the blame on someone else to avoid getting scolded, even as an adult?  You’re not alone and this may be the reason that we blame animals for our bad behavior. National Blame Someone Else Day is always celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of the year.  The holiday was invented by Anne Moeller of Clio, Michigan in 1982. One day, her alarm clock failed to go off, which created a domino effect of […]
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National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day For most people, pets are more than just animals.  They become part of the family and grow to be our best friends.  We quickly become attached to them and the loss of a pet can be devastating. Each year on the second Sunday in September, pet owners come together to honor their animals, both past and present, and to think about the important and loving role that their pets have played in their lives.   How To Observe The Holiday On National Pet Memorial Day, take a few minutes to show your appreciation for your pet, […]
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National Food Bank Day

National Food Bank Day

National Food Bank Day National Food Bank Day was first created in 2017 to celebrate fifty years since St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance was founded.  St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance was the first food bank in the world, and it was founded by John ven Hengel in 1967 to “alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy, and education.”  St. Mary’s distributes 250,000 meals a day, as hunger can affect the lives of millions for many reasons: illness, the loss of a job, natural disasters, or a change in another life circumstance. But hunger […]
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