|Abbi, a family Boston Terrier (c)|
I know, you think of those hot, steamy days of August when you hear the term 'Dog Days', but you'll be surprised to learn how many February dates are related to the lovable pet known as DOG.
There are quite a few dog-related holidays in February alone. Perhaps this is because the Westminster Dog Show is held this month, putting the focus on dogs.
Although there are numerous days throughout the year dedicated to dogs in one form or another, we present here just a few celebrated in February.
“Walking the Dog Day” - February 22
|Abbi, a family pet Boston Terrier|
Abbi is a rescue pup who has found her 'forever home' with my brother & sister-in-law and she is a happy dog indeed.
"Love Your Pet Day" - February 20
February 20th is “Love Your Pet Day”. While not limited strictly to dogs, one of the most popular pets is a cute puppy and the grown up dog he becomes. No one knows who created this 'love' day for pets, but probably it was a pet lover (or the pet of one). It's definitely a day to lavish extra attention on your pet, be it a dog or other kind of animal you love.
Our own Dawn Rae wrote this delightful story about her Rat Terrier, Daisy and you can just feel all the love she had for Daisy the dog. Put February 20 on your calendar each year so you don't miss out on 'Love Your Pet Day'.
“International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day” - February 23
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Another 'dog day' to celebrate in February is “International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day” on February 23rd.
I can't think of a better way to let your dog know you appreciate him/her than with a favorite doggie treat. Dog biscuits are snapped up immediately by dogs and the best kind are homemade.
|Dog Bone Cookie Cutter, Stainless Steel|
Try the recipe in this article filled with homemade dog food recipes and helpful tips for making your own homemade dog biscuits for your furry friend on a day we appreciate the dog biscuit. The shape is easy to make with this dog biscuit cookie cutter from Amazon.
Besides dog biscuits, your favorite puppy might enjoy a special cupcake made especially for a doggie palette with ingredients just right for a dog diet. The recipe by Susan Zatautas is found in another review by Sylvestermouse called “Cooking for Dogs”.
Celebrate all the Dog Days in February and Thoughout the Year.
|Peter & Patches, Plush Puppies on Etsy|
For more dog stories and reviews of products for dogs, check out the DOG section here on Review This Reviews.
*Article written by Wednesday Elf on 2/21/2015. Updated on 2/7/2017.
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