Do I really need to be this aware?
As I’ve noted here before, there seems to be an “awareness” month, week or day for just about everything. But even these gave me pause (no pun intended). In an an e-mail I received today, totally unrelated to pets, I learned about these three this month. One is over, but it’s not too late to mark the others.
• International Pooper Scooper Week (4/1-4/7).
Not to be confused with…
• National Scoop the Poop Week (4/24-4/30)
And my ultimate favorite: National Hairball Awareness Day (4/30).
Now, in my house, it’s Hairball Awareness Day more days than I care to experience. But seriously, when you Google the phrase, you get something like 8,000 hits. What the?? And I found this, last year in a Washington, D.C. museum. “See outstanding examples of nine human and animal hairballs from the museum’s collection and learn about how they occur….A presentation and hands-on activity to mark National Hairball Awareness Day will be held at noon.”
Hands-on activity? Gee, what a treat. As Cup would say, “ackk…”