Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Your Pet Day, a Special February Day

February has many special days and celebrations. Of course, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Black History Month are very well known.  Others less well known include send a friend a card day, national bird feeding day, and love your pet day.  Since the members of the Crafting for Animals Guild on ArtFire truly care about animals, today's post will, of course, be about loving our pets.

There are many ways to show love for our pets.  We talk to them, we pat them, we feed them, we take them out to play and exercise.  We take them to the vet for their immunizations.  We feed them healthy food and snacks.  We take them for rides in the car, and most of all, we treat them as we would want them to treat us.  Our pets are truly members of our families, and we are grateful to have them.

 Crafting for Animals Guild members also support animals that are in shelters by serving as foster parents, adopting the animals and giving them forever homes, and by contributing to various animal charities and rescue centers with their time and/or funds.

We also show love for our pets in other ways.  Some of us may buy items for them to wear, such as the bandanas featured in the shops of Obxpuparazzi.and Sewamazin.

Others use  collars and tags to identify their dogs and cats so they can be returned to their home if they become separated from their owners. Check out these tags made by Barlee Creations and this collar by Sleepy Cat Designs on which an ID could be placed.

Many people like to give their pets special treats.  We all know how much cats favor catnip, and Creative Critters offers bags of organic catnip.

We keep photos of our families, and photos of our pets as well.  After all, they are family!  Cherilynn Fine Art offers original pet paintings such as the one below.

We show how much we care about our pets in other ways, too, such as wearing jewelry related to our dogs or cats, and hanging ornaments on our trees during the holiday season that feature our pets. These can be found in the shops of Sweet Whimsy, The Magic Sleigh, and A Dying Art Co.  And how cute it would be to put one's hair back with paw print hair clips from the shop of Smiss00.

Whatever your pet preference is, they will value your love every day, 24/7, and not just on Love Your Pet Day!

This post written by Pam Todd, a member of the Crafting for Animals Guild on Artfire, and whose shop, Bags and More by Pam, features hand-crocheted items for people, pets, and homes.  Her furry four-footed family member is Eddie, a big guy Boston Terrier.  Pam also supports the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.


Creative Critters said...

I think every day is Love Your Pet Day for all of us CFA members! ;-) Thanks so much for including my catnip is this awesome post. The CFA members have lots of great items to help people show their love for their pets! =)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

El at Tantalizing Stitches said...

These are all so very cute! I agree and my cat would most definitely agree. Knight thinks its Knight day everyday and doesn't understand why it would be any other way.

Debra at Sleepy Cat Designs said...

For the love our pets give us every day, they surely deserve ours each and every day. Thanks for showcasing so many nice handcrafted items by our members. I appreciate having one of my collars included, Pam.