There are some people who will always make a point of celebrating their dog’s birthday by marking it with something if not a traditional birthday cake Often this could be in the form of some new toys for the pet, maybe some treats that it always enjoys and some specially set aside time t play with the pet having the birthday. The ideal thing would be to take your pet out for an activity he or she enjoys.
As per a study conducted by the Purina Pet institute almost 43% of people who have dogs as pets, tend to celebrate the birthday of their pets. When it comes to people with feline pets, the percentage of people celebrating their pets’ birthdays comes to about 29%. As per an article in Psychology today that was done by Stanley Coren, PhD there was an online survey conducted by Kelton Research had 1000 people questioned about this.
- Apparently, 81% of people with pet dogs know their pet’s birthday.
- About 77% of people with dogs celebrated their pet’s birthday by getting their pet a nice present for their birthday.
If you are the kind who loves your pet a lot will tell you that the years pass very quickly. It will almost seem moments from the time the pet dog is a puppy full of fun and frolic to the time it becomes a fully grown up dog. This is the case with most dog owners, never mind that the dog is trained to become a guide dog for blind people.
Some dogs show remarkable agility and versatility in as far as the choice of careers is concerned. Some of them go from being musical to acting to a greeter of students to also become somewhat of a model or mascot for many things. The passage of years in dog’s life can be made even more special with the special celebrations you have for your dog’s birthdays. It is not only because the pet is made to feel special for a day, because let us face it – you as the owner of the pet need it to. This is how you can build a bank of memories for you to enjoy at a later date.
The question here is – do you take the pain and make the effort to make a celebration of your pet’s birthday? It does not matter if you do not actually know the correct birthday of your pet; you can simple consider the day the dog or any other pet came into your life as the birthday.
Some people call it the “Gotcha day” as opposed to calling it a simple birthday. That sounds good too! Of course, there may be some special term that you have coined for this special day. Something that means a lot to you and your pet.
You can share this and other salient facts like adorable pets page on periodicals like Care2 with your social circle. This will help in finding homes for the animals that don’t have them.
We leave you with some thoughts on how you can make the special day that the pet came into your life into an apt celebration. You can go the social way and invite over the friends of your dog or pet so that they can have a nice time together. Or you can plan a special day of treating your pet with all the things he or she loves. You will feel as good as your family and your pet does.