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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Celebrate Being Kind






Image from American Humane Association

Did you know May 2-8 is "Be Kind to Animals Week"? Established by the American Humane Association, it reminds us not only to be kind to our own critters, but to do a good deed for other animals, whether wild or domesticated. Perhaps you could volunteer for an organization that helps animals. Take pet food or towels to a shelter. Put out wild bird seed in frigid wintry weather. Of course, monetary donations to cash-strapped nonprofits are always welcome. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

So this week in particular, remember to pet your pup, kiss your kitty, and do something for animals who could use a helping paw.

Oh, and Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too. Ole!

17 comments:

irishoma said...

Hi Pat,
I always manage to learn something when I visit your blog.
Donna
http://donnasbookpub.bloogspot.com

Bandit's Pack said...

I didn't know this was a celebrated week - what a great thing to learn and a great celebration. Thanks!

Tammy said...

Interesting! Too bad it's just a week, but I'm sure every little bit helps!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I'll throw the bunnies some extra carrots, the quail some extra scratch and Stumpy and the Berner will get ...sheesh... I don't think I can give them any more than I already do!

Benny and Lily said...

Yes..always B kind...
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'll make sure my mom pets AND khysses me!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Thanks for letting us know!

the booker man said...

two paws up!!
*woof*
the booker man

Lynn said...

I didn't know it was be kind to your pet week - my little stinker gets plenty of kindness all the time!

little princess Luna~ said...

ole~!
now mum can be EXTRA good to me for a few days--heeee. ;)

xo,
luna

ocmist said...

That's what we love about your blog. You are always showing some way to be nice to others! The CC

Linda O'Connell said...

Furry and featherd friends need love too. Thanks for the reminder.

Life With Dogs said...

I'm being extra friendly. :)

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Thank you Pat for reminding everyone! Pick up a can of cat or dog food when grocery shopping, pop it int the bin at the exit.....and voila....!

Desdichado said...

A good idea. Rex is going to be happy.
Greetings from Valencia.

angel-star said...

i am watching my neighbors cats while she's in ireland! i love getting my dose of cat love twice a day...they are angels! (zephyr, and snail, who is blind, but has beautiful huge eyes...)

Judy said...

If I'm any nicer to Lady, I'll be killing her with kindness! What a life she lives!

Discovered today that local animal shelter accepts aluminum cans to help fund their needs, so that's where mine will go from now on--instead of recycling center.