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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, America! A Patriotic Pets Parade, Facts, Tips & a Summer GIVEAWAY!



Here in the United States, it is the Fourth of July ~ Independence Day ~ America's Birthday! And with its arrival, is summer in all of its glory! The season that marks a time to kick back and relax, go swimming, sunning, and spend lazy days lounging about, daydreaming, and chasing fireflies.

Here's some interesting July 4th facts from the History.com:




Of course, as with any holiday, with all the excitement, visitors coming and going, barbeques and picnics, hot weather, and fireworks, it's always important to remember some safety tips to ensure that everyone, including our pets, have a happy and safe Independence Day. Here's our FiveSibes tips once again, just as a reminder!



The ASPCA also shares it care and concern for pets with the important following graphic as a friendly reminder to watch out for hidden dangers during this celebratory holiday season:

Have you downloaded the ASPCA's mobile app yet? If not, you can download it HERE.




We are pleased to announce that we've teamed up once again with the ASPCA to bring you these important hot weather and holiday health tips. Now, you can win two fabulous gifts compliments of the ASPCA! A (p)awesome ASPCA  Emergency Ready Pet First Aid Kit (valued at $29.95) that comes pre-packed in a durable zippered bag with organized compartments, and includes: 1 Scissors, 1 Tweezers, 2 Exam-quality vinyl gloves, 1 1" x 5 yd. first-aid tape roll, 12 Antiseptic cleansing wipes, 6 Antibiotic ointment packs, 10 9" x 2" Gauze dressing pads, 4 3" x 3" Gauze dressing pads, 1 5" x 9" Trauma pad, 1 2" x 5 yd. Wrap bandage, 2 2" x 4½yd. Conforming gauze roll bandage, 1 Eye Pad, 1 Triangular Bandage, 1 Eye wash, 1 Hydrogen peroxide, and 1 Instruction guide that includes treatments for medical emergencies.
~AND~ the second prize is a very cool Subaru Roll-Up Picnic Blanket (valued at $11.95 ) so you and your pet can have a fun time outdoors! This polyester fleece 47"x52" blanket folds and rolls into flap with handle and hook-and-loop closure.

The first two randomly selected winners from our Rafflecopter below will be our winners with the first name selected winning the First Aid Kit, and the second name will be the winner of the picnic blanket! 


So fabulous! We thank the ASPCA for this great giveaway and for all the wonderful things they do to help animals in need. The deadline to the Giveaway is 12:00 AM EST on July 12th, so be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this post before then!


Our FiveSibes showing their patriotic spirit!

Along with get-togethers with family and friends, swimming, and barbeques, what's the Fourth of July without a parade and fireworks?! The following video of "Patriotic Pets on Parade" from 2011 many of you may remember, and it will always be one of my favorites. It's so good to see all the beautiful faces and to remember our furangel friends here, too...they will always be remembered! With all the beautiful pets decked out in their patriotic finest...and those smiles...just brilliant! And of course, (safe) fireworks! Such a fun video for a fun holiday! We hope it brings a smile to each of you, too!



 

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners ~ Janine & Brittany!

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16 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of July! We keep our pets safe by staying home with them! Zoe is very noise phobic and I wouldn't feel right about leaving her home by herself. I also don't leave them in the car when it's hot. They also wear their collars with tags and are microchipped.

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    1. That's a great way to keep them all safe and calm! That's what we do here, too! Happy Fourth, Lauren!

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  2. So nice to see so many of our pals in the Patriotic Pets on Parade video. Ciara was thrilled to see herself once again with her two angel brothers. She was not a happy camper last night as a seizure set in after neighbors were shooting off fireworks:(

    Happy Fourth of July!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Oh, no, I hope Ciara is feeling better today. The fireworks can really stress them out and trigger a seizure. I hope today is a calmer day for her. Hugs to Ciara and Lightning!

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  3. Happy 4th! We stayed home last night and were able to keep Laika calm - so all is well. It still amazes me that people continue to leave their pets in hot cars - so sad. Thanks for the great tips.

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    1. So glad Laika stayed calm! Thanks for stopping by Jen! :-)

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  4. We hope you had a happy and safe Independence Day!

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  5. I hope your Independence Day was filled with fun and yum! Hey, I love those glasses!

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    1. Thanks, Brian! :-) Harley (surprisingly) loved the glasses, too!

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  6. Hope your holiday was awesome!!!!

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    1. It was, thank you, Carlenep! Hope yours was, too!

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  7. I hope you had a good fourth of july! I made sure my puppies were in a dark room with me and i had the tv going with air conditioning and dehumidifier. :)

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    1. Sounds like a snuggly time! We use lots of "white" noise, too! :-)

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  8. Sounds like a lot of good stuff in the first aid kit.

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    1. Sure does! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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