Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Letter to Mom

Basset Hound in library writing a letter using a pen and quill.
Dear Mom,
   I hope that this letter finds you well. There is something on my mind and I thought it’d be better explained in writing. February is chock-full of holidays including Groundhog Day, Fat Tuesday, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. You will notice that those are all single days and really have nothing to do with pets. Not to say that we don’t appreciate a little something on February 14th. Just sayin’…

What I’d like to draw your attention to is that the
ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
has been deemed
·        Spoil Your Pet
·        Dog Training Education
·        National Cat Health
·        Pet Dental Health
·        Responsible Pet Owners (Pets should still receive gifts)
·        Adopt a Rescue Rabbit
·        National Prevent a Litter
·        Unchain a Dog
Month
   While several of these celebrations do not necessarily impact me, a few are very important. Let’s shine a spotlight on that top entry. I love the sound of Spoil Your Pet Month! Pierre and I have been discussing some of the ways we would like to be spoiled.
·        Take us to a different location for our walks
·        Go shopping at PetSmart
·        Bake us treats
·        Turn your phone off when we play
·        Order some Dr. Harvey’s treats
·        Spa Day
·        We can just sit next to each other and relax

   I believe that should take us through the next few days for Spoil Your Pet month. If we think of anything else, I will add a P.S. later.
   That brings us to Dog Training Education. If the training is for great treats, I’ll entertain the idea. Let’s move along to Pet Dental Health. Yes, please continue to brush my teeth. A few breath bones wouldn’t hurt either. Responsible Pet Owner is on you. I think you do a fine job, but the belly scratches could be for a longer period of time. You sometimes seem rushed and frankly, I don’t receive the full benefits. National Prevent a Litter Month…thanks to that little trip to the V-E-T a few years back, Pierre and I don’t have to worry about being a puppy daddy. Last but certainly not least is Unchain Your Dog Month. I shudder to think of the dogs living their lives chained to a tree or doghouse. It is cruel and should be illegal. Promise that if we see one, you’ll say something. 
   February is a terrific month of holidays for humans and dogs, but mostly dog.
I love you,
Bentley

Cc: Dad

Pen, inkwell and paper divider
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41 comments :

  1. Anything that is all about us pets are the most important holidays,xx Speedy

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  2. Spoil Your Pet month? Ain't dat every month??

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  3. Oh that sounds like a great month... and I hope my mom has some tasty ideal how to spoil me :o)

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  4. I is finkings that a whole 12 months every year should be 'Spoil your Pet Month' what do you finks?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. We agree with Whitley! We are spoiled every day!! BOL!

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  6. That's a great letter, and I love your fancy ink pen! I was wondering...do you have any info on adopt a wabbit stuff. I would love to adopt a truckload for my yard. Maybe they wouldn't approve me, but it sure would be fun and a good way to spoil a hound!

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  7. We like the idea of spoil your pet month. We hope this letter inspires our Lady.

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  8. Mom tells us every day is spoil your dog day at our house.

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  9. Bentley, that is one great letter. We agree on all points. Us cats do like to be spoiled. You all have a great week end. We aren't on instagram yet.

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  10. Spoil your pet month. Cocoa is cool with this holiday. She loves going to different parks and cuddling!!

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  11. This was a fun a great post Bentley! I think us pups should get presents everyday!!! ;)

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  12. Bentley you are one wise dog! I am sure your Mom appreciates all that you do to help her and the animals! xoxo DakotasDen

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  13. Wow, that sure is a lot packed into one short month! Great reminders!

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  14. These are excellent reminders and sound recommendations, Bentley! I commend you for this very meaningful piece of doggie legislation. I Seriously commend you for holding that quill in your paw - how do you do that?? Can you teach Phoebe & Icy?
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  15. Bentley this is an excellent letter to your mom! I think if Edie wrote one it would be very similar! Edie likes the idea of Spoil your Pet and thinks that should be everyday :)

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  16. Layla would most probably write to me telling me to stop being such a Jewish Mom BOL

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  17. You bring up some very valid points, Bentley. What a great letter to your Mama!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  18. This is a perfect letter, Bentley! If the Goldens had a request it would be for me to put the camera down! lol We hope you have a fantastic month filled with all your wishes and more!

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  19. WE will have to show this letter to our mom!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  20. I think he has a point! Mr. N would like more walks and fewer baths.

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  21. Very cute, but I have to ask, what is Fat Tuesday?

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    1. Hi Sherri! Thanks for stopping by the Bayou. ☺ Fat Tuesday is the last official day of the Mardi Gras season.

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  22. A great letter and we loved the photo of you writing it! It reminds us of the Thank You Notes on the Jimmy Fallon show!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  23. Shhhh.... Spoil Your Pet month is every month all year long! What a great list of fun things to do!!

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  24. The perfect letter! And the perfect month, Spoil Your Pet. Oh yea!!
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  25. If you're like us, we get spoiled every day!

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  26. Isn't every month 'spoil your pet month'?

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  27. Bentley should have been a lawyer. There is a special day in February dedicated just for pets too: National Love Your Pet Day on February 20.

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  28. Bentley you crack me the woof up! I love that you cc'd dad, too - these are all important things. You are a wise canine.

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  29. oh Bentley this was so cute but I do think your mom spoiles you each day.

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  30. *pumps paw in air* YESSSSSS! Spoil Your Pet Month! We can tooooootally get behind that one!

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  31. What a wonderful letter! And here's to a great month filled with love (and treats)! Love the pic!

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  32. February has lots of holidays. The other months have one important one - Spoil Your Pet Every Day. :)

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  33. Lets make it offical. "Spoil your dog month!"

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  34. Lets make it offical. "Spoil your dog month!"

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  35. Wow, we had no idea so much was going on this month! Thanks for sharing all of that, Bentley, we're going to start working on the Momz now!
    -The K9 Crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  36. A very sweet letter, Bentley. I hope you and Pierre have been spoiled to pieces guys-you totally deserve it! ღ

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