july 16, 2012
Let’s Celebrate our Pets!
“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” –Collete
This popular pet quote says it all! Pets are such an important part of our lives, and for some very good reasons.
Did you know that having a pet makes you healthier and happier? For example, petting your cat can lower your blood pressure, and taking your dog for a run or brisk walk is a great way to get exercise. Dog parks are not only fun for canines, but they’re a terrific place for humans to meet new people, too. And, while fish don’t have four feet, they are very soothing to watch, especially after a stressful day.
Let your favorite animal companion know how much they mean by throwing a pet party to celebrate their birthday or adoption day. Dogs will especially love the chance to socialize, but be sure to invite their owners also, to keep things from getting too “ruff.” Serve homemade pet treats to your furry friends, and have each pet make a paw print keepsake to take home— something your human friends will really treasure. While cats and other creatures may not be as sociable, you can still have a private party with all the same fixings and just as much fun.
Another great way to celebrate our pets and spread those paws-itive vibes is by sending all your pet-loving friends an animal ecard from our new Pets Collection. Say Happy Birthday, Thank You, In Sympathy and more. You’re sure to get some tails wagging!
If you don’t have a pet of your own, you can still find the purr-fect pastime. Consider volunteering at an animal shelter, playing with critters at a pet store, or feeding the squirrels and birds in your own backyard. You’ll get a taste of the benefits of pet ownership, and make some deserving animals very happy, too!