We’ve all heard the Dog’s Trust slogan ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ and how true it is. Dogs Trust reveals that 102,363 stray and abandoned dogs were reported in one year as heartlessly left behind in council pounds, where they remained unclaimed by their owners. This includes thousands of puppies bought as Christmas presents.
Most of us have already heard about the mystery of cats in Ancient Egypt, especially how they were worshipped. However, some have also dismissed it as something of a rumour, a story or just another one of those things found in history, but made popular and embellished by movies.
With the festive season almost upon us again, it’s time to start considering the gifts that you are planning to purchase for your friends, family, and loved ones. For many people, the idea of adopting a brand new furry little member of the family is one that particularly appeals at this time of the year, particularly where children are involved.
At first, winter can be exciting, particularly with Christmas and the festivities to look forward to. However, once January arrives it’s normal to feel the winter blues coming on and start dreaming about spring and summer. But we shouldn’t wish away our lives as every day is precious! We should take advantage of the cosy side to winter – snuggling by the fire, eating roasts and comfort food, layering up for long walks in the woods, hanging out with family, friends and pets, while we have a little more time.
Everyone looks forward to getting presents on Christmas Day – the little ones race downstairs on Christmas morning to open the brand new toys Santa has left for them, and even mum and dad look forward to receiving a treat or two. If Christmas is a time for giving, why should your pets be left out of the equation? After all, they are a part of your family, too!
Having a pet isn’t just about throwing the ball and enjoying the odd walk. It is about taking care of them, giving them food on time, providing them with a comfortable place to sleep, and finding one of the best pet tags in the UK for them, to keep them stylish and safe.
Imagine, if you will, coming home after a long and hectic day at work to an empty house. It is cold and dark outside and you just want to curl up on the sofa and have a cuddle. The companionship of a pet dog or cat will make this scenario much more appealing. Now, when you get home you will be greeted by your pet as you walk in the door, demanding your attention and affections until you forget about the stress of your day and the cold outside.
Indeed, it is true – a dog really is a man’s best friend, but it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, dogs were only domesticated 32,000 years ago! This might seem like a very long time – and we encourage you all to make the most of it – but we are still learning all about our four-legged friends every day.