NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY
On May 20, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.
No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You’ll find it hard not to scratch one behind the ear.
Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets. But, rescue dogs are capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. In these circumstances, they become our eyes, ears, or legs as well as our best friend.
Rescue dogs provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs. As emotional support companions, rescue dogs help to relieve anxiety, depression, and PTSD among the military or those who suffer from mental illness.
They make excellent teachers, too. Rescue dogs show children about caring and kindness. Rescue dogs can even be trained to rescue us from dangerous situations or help to investigate the cause of a fire.
When it comes to four-legged friends, they improve the human condition by leaps and bounds, barks, and yips. It’s hard to imagine a more helpful, worthy companion. Give them a treat!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get involved in the lives of rescue dogs. There are a variety of ways to share the puppy love.
- Volunteer at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
- Shelters always need donations. Financial donations are always welcome. Most shelters have a list of constant needs, such as blankets, bleach, toys, treats, and leashes.
- If there is room in your life for a rescue dog, consider adoption and giving one a forever home.
- Consider fostering. Many dogs abandoned to shelters require some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
- Remember to spay and neuter your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
Is there a rescue dog in your life? Share your rescue dog stories and use #NationalRescueDogDay on social media.
Tails That Teachfounded National Rescue Dog Day on May 20 to honor the inspiring ways rescue dogs become apart of the human family and increase awareness about the number of dogs in shelters. Given a chance, they would fill their forever homes with unconditional love and unabandoned joy with every belly rub.
Lisa Wiehebrink, author and founder of Tails That Teach, wrote Love Me Gently; A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend, inspired by Cooper, her rescue dog from a Los Angeles shelter.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Rescue Dog Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.
NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY
National Be a Millionaire Day is observed each year on May 20. Very few of us haven’t imagined what it would be like to be a millionaire. If you happen to be one of the few, National Be a Millionaire Day is for you. And for those of use who like to imagine spending millions.
National Be a Millionaire Day is also a day to start taking steps to turn dreams into reality by making plans for your future. Following is a few helpful suggestions to get you started:
- Start a savings account. If you have an existing savings account, review it to make sure you are earning the maximum interest available. Increase the deposits into your savings account.
- Review your financial portfolio with a trusted expert.
- Review your investments – Look at ways of improving your investments.
- Add to your 401K – If you do not have one, start one.
- Pay off your credit card.
- Review your spending habits. Find ways to “spend less and save more.”
A million dollars today may not be what it used to be, however, having one million dollars in your bank account is still a major financial success.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #BeAMillionaireDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Be a Millionaire Day.
NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY
Every May 20 National Pick Strawberries Day is observed. There is something special about the taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked straight off of the vine.
Strawberry picking time is usually between late April and throughout the summer, depending on what part of the United States you live. When harvesting strawberries, you want to look for the bright red, firm and plump ones.
- Strawberries are members of the rose family
- Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside
- Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C
- Strawberries are low-fat, low in calories and a good source of fiber, folic acid and potassium
- Strawberries help can help fight bad cholesterol and may reduce inflammation
- The first strawberries were grown in France in the late 18th century. Prior to the 18th century, wild strawberries were collected and commonly used as a fruit source.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy some freshly picked strawberries! Use #PickStrawberriesDay to post on social media.
We were unable to find the origin of National Pick Strawberries Day.
NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY
May 20 is dedicated to the food holiday National Quiche Lorraine Day.
Quiche Lorraine is believed to have originated in the rural Lorraine Region of France. The original Quiche Lorraine consisted of an open pie, made using a bottom crust with a filling of custard and smoked bacon. A cast iron skillet was used to cook the original Quiche. The cheese was added to the recipe at a much later time.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy this Quiche Lorraine recipe. Use #QuicheLorraineDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Quiche Lorraine Day.
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