Super Smiley’s Top 10 for Be Kind to Animals Week!

Super Smiley, blog dog here. I’m the official ambassador of Kindness for the Animal Film Festival, so I’m all over this one! Kindness to Animals is a 365 day way of life for lots of people, and May 4-10 is a time we all can celebrate “Be Kind To Animals.” My latest film won me the Ambassador of Kindness job, so Megan and I have a Top 10 List of ways you can celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week!

  1. Give the best care to your pet! Do a quick check to make sure everything is the best it can be: his bedding, supplements, toys, up-to-date vet checks, dental hygiene, etc…
  2. Pamper your cat or dog with a massage. I love this one! Place your hands on the outsides of her shoulders with your right hand on her right shoulder and your left hand on her left shoulder with your fingers pointing toward her head and your thumbs in toward her spine. Slowly in a circular motion, gently rub the muscles around her shoulders and move down her back. Be gentle, and if she has any arthritis or back problems, check with your vet. But if she’s good to go, she will love it!
  3. Adopt a pet! Or if your house is full, encourage a friend to adopt rather than buying one from a store or over the Internet.
  4. Be aware of the pets in your neighborhood, and look out for ‘em!
  5. Set a “Kindness to Animals” example to kids. Show them how to safely and gently approach a pet. Teaching kids kindness in handling pets can also set them up for kindness in other areas of life!
  6. Share kindness by watching and sharing my newest Kindness film on YouTube!

38 Kindness 2Good job, Super Smiley! It’s Megan here now.

The idea of Kindness to Animals has been around for centuries. St. Francis lived life as a celebration of Kindness to Animals. Gandhi believed “The greatness of a nation… can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” With these exemplary lives in mind, here are the rest of our Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week.

  1. Foster a pet. Kitten season is upon us, and many rescue groups are overrun with kittens. And if you do foster, many rescue groups will pay for the pets’ expenses while they are under your care.
  2. Respect wildlife. There are so many things you can do here…Cut apart soda can plastic six-pack rings to keep them from entangling wildlife. Keep your dog on a leash when hiking to protect small prey animals and keep your cats inside to protect the birds and young squirrels.
  3. Offer pet assistance help to people in need. Could you help carry a heavy bag of dog food, drive their pet to the vet or take their dog for a walk?
  4. Volunteer at your local shelter or rescue to walk, brush and handle the pets. The pets will appreciate your kindness and this will help socialize them as they wait to be adopted.

Bonus Tip:

  1. Report animal abuse or neglect.

Be Kind to Animals Week is a great time to consciously incorporate kindness into our daily lives and to actively practice kindness, so we can then remember to celebrate kindness with our pets every week and every day of the year.

Until Next Time,
Woof and Super Smiles from,
Super Smiley and Megan Blake, The Pet Lifestyle Coach®

38 Kindness 3Wondering what you can do for your pet during Be Kind to Animals Week? How about while evaluating their pet items, add nice dog brush. Brushing them will be great bonding time, it can be a part of a fab massage and it will help keep their coats sleek and healthy.

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