April 26th marked National Kids and Pets Day, a chance to celebrate your love for your “fur baby” and how much you and your children love them!
I have always had a huge heart and love for animals in my life. I can’t think of a time that we have not had a pet in our home when I was growing up. Animals truly can light up a person’s day. Now that I have children of my own, I do everything I can to share the same love for animals with them as well. I love taking them to the animal shelter to share time with those looking to find homes. The excitement in my girls’ eyes when they get to see animals are amazing.
My mother lives on an acreage and is constantly giving love to new animals that come her way. She is an angel in rescue. Each and every animal that crosses into our families life takes a special spot in our hearts.
Buddy is our “lap dog”. Mind you, he can knock me over if he really tries. He is also our protector. He came into our lives when I was about 12 years old and has protected my little brothers as babies and my girls as well. He is a rescue from a Sheltie Rescue and we are so happy to have him as a true member of the family
Buddy is one of those dogs that just touches your heart. He’s quirky, funny, but still a gentle big furball. When my doctor told me I was allergic to dogs, I didn’t believe him. I still head to my Mom’s house just to play with him. He wrestles when he knows that he can get away with it (aka Jenna’s here!!! Time to start pawing!”) and yet he’s the dog that sits there through the hair pulling of little hands just to turn and start giving dog slobber kisses.
Pets are companions. They become part of your family. Someday I hope to own a large land spot of my own where I can help give shelter and love to those looking for permanent homes.
We were recently given the chance to give a new “fur baby” a home and we’re so happy with him. Tanya at Mommy Goggles shared with me about a cat rescue where she got her cat Milano from. I quickly fell in love with the chance to share our home with a kitty of our own. We got the chance to e-mail back and forth with Judith and then Whiskey was picked out for our home this weekend.
We want to know who the pet you love in your life is!
Thanks to Chicken Soup for The Pet Lover’s Soul, one For The Love of Baby! reader will win a $20 PetCo GiftCard!
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