(Photo from www.colleenpaige.com)
Tomorrow is April 26th and National Kids and Pets Day. I’ll be out of town at a reptile expo so won’t have time to blog tomorrow. But here is a small post about National Kids and Pets Day for you.
According to the ColleenPaige website, “This special day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Family & PetLifestyle Expert, mother, pet lover and former EMT/Medic,Colleen Paige. National Kids & Pets Day is dedicated to furthering the magical bond between children and animals, to help bring awareness to the plight of pets in shelters awaiting new homes and educating the public about safety between children and pets.”
You can celebrate National Kids and Pets day by bringing your kids to a local shelter or pet store to interact with the critters there or telling them about your childhood pets. Or if you don’t yet have a pet but have a kid, you can perhaps adopt or buy a pet for your child.
The responsibility that children learn from owning and caring for their own pet adds to their social development and can make them a responsible caring individual.
Another part of National Kids and Pets Day is to encourage parents to always supervise and never leave children alone with pet, especially at a young age. This is for the safety of both the child and the pet. Accidents happen all too often when it comes to pets and kids. But if you teach your kid to respect the pets and supervise them when they first meet the pet things should go well.
I don’t personally have any kids but I do know that kids find my pets fascinating when I am out and about with one of my critters. And if I have kids they will be introduced to pets at an early age just as I was.
I had pets all throughout my childhood and enjoyed every minute of it.
How did your pets impact your childhood?
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