Before I go on to mention what “pet awareness days/weeks” are being celebrated globally in the month of June I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of this fledgling Network dedicated to improving the health of Scottish Terriers. We have been wracked by several deaths of beloved Scotties, diagnoses of nasty little viruses and diseases, overall too much doom and gloom for even the hardiest of us to bear, but your support has been phenomenal. You keep coming back, despite reading the hardships some have suffered, knowing that reading about the pain of terminal illness and deaths are making us all the more stronger and determined to see that the health of our beloved Scottish Terriers must start to improve.
Finlay was the inspiration behind the founding of this Scottie Health Network. He may have lost his battle with bladder cancer in May, but I certainly haven’t lost my battle to improve the health of our beloved breed, and to Make a Difference for Scottish Terriers.
So here’s to Finlay and all your Scotties that have lost their fight to live long and healthy lives. This Network is their legacy and long may they all be remembered.
There seems to be plenty of “awareness days” associated with our animal companions. Here’s a few that you may be able to take part in ….
Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association.
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA.
National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.
June 4, 2013: Hug Your Cat Day.
1st week in June. Pet Appreciation Week.
June 10, 2013: World Pet Memorial Day.
mid-June: Animal Rights Awareness Week.
June 21, 2013: Take Your Dog to Work Day.
June 21, 2013: National Dog Party Day.