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Just a friendly reminder that February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

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February is Wild Bird Feeding Month, and with how rough of a winter we’re all having this year, we’re sure our feathered friends will appreciate any extra help they can get!

"Braaains . . . "

“Braaains . . . “

On top of the satisfaction that comes with doing a good deed, you’ll also be able to enjoy taking a moment to just sit back and watch the birds. Plus, you might be surprised by the other visitors that come along for the free eats. (I know a lot of people get mad with the squirrels when they eat out of bird feeders, but they gotta eat too, so I say the more the merrier!) My parents’ neighbor has been feeding the local birds, squirrels, and ducks every single day for decades now and I’m sure it’s helped see them through some pretty tough winters.

If you’ve got kids, why not get them in on the fun too by teaching them how to make bird feeders of their own? They’re really easy, and I know I loved making them when I was a kid. There are lots of different ways to make DIY bird feeders, but the easiest one I remember doing just required a pine cone, peanut butter, bird seeds, and string. All you have to do is spread the peanut butter over the pine cone and then roll it in the seeds. Then just string it up somewhere for the birds. Trust me, the birds and your kids will both be happy! 🙂

DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder

DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder

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Looking for something to do this Saturday? Love Pugs? Love Boston Terriers? Well, Saturday, February 8th is the day for you! The Pug Rescue Network and the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue are teaming up again for this year’s Valentine’s Day Party. People are invited to come join in on the fun and help raise funds that will help with vet/adoption expenses, food and other supplies for rescued pugs. Admission is free, and pets of all breeds are welcome to tag along with their owners and make some new friends.

Some of the fun activities to help raise funds are:

  • Raffles
  • Cake Walks
  • “Hug-a-Pug” and “Kiss-a-Boston”
  • Pugs vs. Bostons Races
  • Contests
  • Valentine’s Photos
  • Got spare change? Bring in your pennies for the Pennies for Pets jug to help make a difference!
  • There will also be merchandise for sale, and $5 lunches (hotdog, chips, and pop).

Pugs and Boston Terriers currently up for adoption will be available for people to meet, and if interested, people may begin the adoption process to give these cuties the forever homes they deserve. Vet care and training are provided to each of the dogs before adoption. For more information, you can call 248-432-0102 or email curlytails@pugrescuenetwork.com.

Learn more about the Pug Rescue Network here:

http://www.pugrescuenetwork.com/pugrescuenetwork/about_us.html

And you can also learn about the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue here:

http://midwestbtrescue.org/info/about

Brutis and Bebe showing off their best pug mugs.

Brutis and Bebe showing off their best pug mugs.

We’ve all heard the saying: “If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, there will be an early spring”.

Well, with all this frigid weather making everyone so miserable, that’s a lot of pressure on a little groundhog…

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Hope you guys are all staying warm! We’re sure plenty of you are cozy indoors ready for the Super Bowl (or Puppy Bowl if you’re anything like us!) Expect a bunch of posts from us this month. Apparently February is full of animal-related holidays and traditions, and we’re looking forward to talking about a bunch of them!!

For those of you that didn’t know, February 1st is National Serpent Day!!

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