So I just discovered that today, January 14, 2018, is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. There’s a website and everything. The day was founded by an animal advocate, Colleen Paige, as a day to give more attention to pets and to help promote pet adoption.
I must admit I was a little surprised. I’ve seen a lot of pictures of pets dressed, but I had no idea there was a day to celebrate it. I’m still not sure how I feel about that. I have never dressed up a pet. I might have put a ribbon or bow on my dog when I was a small child, but I’ve never tried to put them in a costume.
Ms. Paige states on the website that she knows it may seem silly to some, but that the goal is to help save lives and give exposure to homeless animals. Anything that brings attention to pet adoption is a good thing. In my book series, Lost and Found Pets Mysteries, I mention pet adoption and the heartbreak of homeless pets. I don’t put a lot about it in my stories as that is not the theme of the books, but I’m a believer in rescuing animals and hope that this day helps.
Check out the various sites. I must admit some of the pictures are adorable.