National Hugging Day: Should You Hug Your Pet?
First introduced by Kevin Zaborney on January 21, 1986 in Michigan, National Hugging Day is a holiday meant to encourage people to spread the love through warm hugs. So whether you’re a side hug, back hug, or bear hug kind of person, make sure to celebrate the day with open arms and give everyone you love a big hug! Speaking of loved ones, we know that you won’t let the day pass without pulling your pet in for a tight embrace. Why would you, right? It’s one of the best ways to de-stress after a long day and show your […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]