Hi, kids of Trinity Church! I hope your year is off to a great start. Do you know what day we celebrate this month? If you guessed Valentine’s Day, you’re right! But, there’s another day that I also like to remember. It’s National Love Your Pet Day on February 20. That’s so cool.
Do you have a pet? A lot of people do. Some people have hamsters, others have fish. Some even have snakes! But the most popular pets are dogs and cats. As many as 80 million dogs and 96 million cats are pets in the United States. That’s a lot of critters!
Some families can’t have pets. Maybe there are rules against having pets where they live. Sometimes family members are allergic to them. If that’s the case in your house, you can still celebrate National Love Your Pet Day. You can earn money or use part of your allowance to make a donation to a pet shelter—that’s where they take care of pets that are waiting to get adopted. My family adopted me from the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation last year! Here’s a picture from the day they brought me home.
You can ask your parents to help you print out a picture of your favorite pet, then help you put it on your wall or desk. You could also color or paint a picture of your favorite animal. There are a lot of ways to celebrate pets!
Pets are beautiful creations of God, just like we are! Here’s what the Bible says in Genesis 1:24-25: Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. And God saw that it was good. (NLT)
Whether your pet is a photo; a toy; or a living, breathing animal, let’s all celebrate Pet Day!
Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!