Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day In 2003, a group called Puppy Mill Awareness designated the third Saturday in September as Puppy Mill Awareness Day and started a movement that aims to educate people about the horrors that take place in puppy mills. They launched a website where they wrote about the cruelty that puppy mill dogs are subjected to and even hosted events to spread the ugly truth hidden behind the adorable faces of the puppies we often see in pet stores. So, if you’re itching to buy that precious little puppy you saw online or at your local pet shop, it’s […]

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Lions Can Run How Fast?!

Lions Can Run How Fast?!

Lions Unlike other cats, lions are very social animals. They live in groups, called prides, of around 30 lions. A pride consists of up to three males, a dozen related females, and their young. The availability of food and water determines the size of the pride. If resources are scarce, the pride becomes smaller. Pride members keep track of one another by roaring. Both males and females have a mighty roar that can be heard up to 8 km (5 mi.) away. Males and females take on very different roles in the pride. Male lions spend their time guarding their […]

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National Double Cheeseburger Day

National Double Cheeseburger Day

National Double Cheeseburger Day Did you hear? It’s National Double Cheeseburger Day! We don’t know about you, but we sure are pretty stoked about it. I mean, c’mon! We’re not just talking about a regular cheeseburger, here. We’re talking double cheeseburgers—who doesn’t love ‘em, right? Not only are they twice the size of regular cheeseburgers, but they’re twice as mouthwateringly delicious, too! National Double Cheeseburger Day was created to celebrate the birth of the double cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger, who concocted the glorious creation, thought that hamburgers were a little too plain and needed just a bit more oomph, if you […]

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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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Animal Fact: Marine Iguanas

Animal Fact: Marine Iguanas

Marine Iguanas Marine iguanas are most noted for their ability to feed in shallow, marine waters. They are herbivores and eat marine algae growing along rocky shores and underwater. In the water, they swim with a snake-like motion and hold themselves against the bottom with their long claws in order to graze. Though they feed in the water, marine iguanas are predominately terrestrial. They are often observed warming themselves in the sun, and they nest along the shore. Marine iguanas are also known for their very efficient salt glands, where they “sneeze” out salt. Because they feed underwater, they ingest a large amount of saltwater. In order to […]

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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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