I figured I might as well make some resolutions I mean to keep. So naturally that means they will be about animals. These are things I have been wanting to do or learn about and should definitely put a little more effort towards.
There are so many ways I could improve, I am sure, but here are the top ten in no particular order:
1. Increase my volunteer hours, both in the shelter and in the community.
2. Learn more about senior cats as mine, who are my first ever, get up in years (16!).
3. Make sure my young pit bull mix and my senior old husky mix are getting the right nutrition for their age, size and energy levels; and adjust or supplement as needed.
4. On that note, be sure they are also both getting the right amount of exercise for their ages and sizes (all 3 of us actually).
5. Be patient with people who judge my pit bull by her looks and try in a friendly and understanding way to show them what a sweet and lovable goofball she is.
6. Work with her on training to improve her every day manners and eventually get her ready for the Canine Good Citizen test.
7. Be prepared to let people know about affordable vet services and low cost spay and neuter and pet food options for cats and dogs in the area.
8. Encourage people to support their local pet supply stores and know about as many as I can to recommend.
9. Showcase as many animals in local shelters as possible and let people know that they can find the perfect pet for their home and lifestyle right here in a city shelter.
10. Truly appreciate every moment I have with all of my animals, especially the seniors, and do something to show them I love them every day.
I could probably do 20+ easily, but we have to start somewhere. Anyone else resolving to do something for the animals (yours or others)?
Here's to us all saving Philadelphia's homeless pets in 2013. Happy New Year!