October is one delicious month. National Pizza Month! It doesn’t matter what kind of pizza either. Thin crust, stuffed, or deep dish. It’s all good. Plain cheese, meat lover’s, anchovies, or veggies. All perfectly fine choices for this celebration. Gerry Durnell created National Pizza Month in October 1984. That’s also when he published […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
October is Raptor Month. At least it used to be. Between 2006 and 2012 there was a Raptor Month website. According to the site, the month was a project of The Avian Promise, Inc. And it was supposed to celebrate birds of prey. As far as we can tell, neither the Raptor Month […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Come October we start preparing for the months ahead. Holiday fun. Winter snow and ice. Short, dark days … Squirrel Awareness Month. That’s right, a whole month for squirrel awareness. Why, you ask? After all, it’s hard to not be aware of them running rampant through your yard. Running out in front of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
October brings with it cooler days … well, usually anyway. And that creates a desire for warm, comforting foods. Like soups and stews. And chili. Lucky us—October is also National Chili Month! Who created this entire month devoted to the hearty goodness that is chili? No clue. It was probably someone who loves […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wishbones for Pets Month (actually 6 weeks!) is an international pet sitter charity drive. From October 15 through November 30 professional pet sitters raise money and collect supplies for their favorite local pet-related charity. The drive was created by Janet Depathy in 2004. That first year was just her, but the enthusiasm from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s National Apple Month for all of October! It’s a whole month for eating and promoting apples. Trying new apples. Experimenting with apple recipes. Yum! Apple Month grew out of National Apple Week, created in 1904 by the US Apple Association. According to the Association this month’s goal is to “increase apple industry […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All month we’re celebrating the often misunderstood and feared bat. Yep, October is Bat Appreciation Month. But you shouldn’t fear or hate bats. They’re fascinating little critters. And while some are quite odd looking, others are downright cute (yes, cute!). We’re not sure who came up with Bat Appreciation Month. Everyone seems to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
During the month of October it’s time to correct the impression of pit bulls as dangerous. It’s National Pit Bull Awareness Month, a month to spread the word that pit bulls are loyal and courageous. Not dangerous killers. The Month grew from National Pit Bull Awareness Day, held on the last Saturday in October. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year millions (yes Millions!) of dogs end up in shelters around the country. They sit in cages, wondering what they did wrong. Hoping for a second chance to love and play with a family again. The lucky ones get that chance. And every October the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.