National Puppy Day Highlights Need for Adoption

National Puppy Day

There is nothing quite like the mutual affection, companionship, and love that dogs add to our lives. It is estimated that up to 80 million dogs are kept as pets in the United States, but that number can be misleading. The reality of millions of strays, overpopulation due to ill-advised breeding, and abandonment creates adverse conditions for many dogs. Shelters are full to capacity, and unfortunately, approximately 1.4 million dogs are euthanized annually. Although some are old, sick or injured, most are otherwise healthy animals, simply too much for the shelter to handle. It is a heartbreaking situation for all involved.

National Puppy Day was established in 2007, and organizers hope to garner attention for the plight of shelter puppies in need of rescue. The movement is adamantly against the concept of for-profit “puppy mills”, and instead urge that prospective pet parents go straight to the shelter to meet their new family member.  Continue reading

Women’s Day Celebrations

women's day

This month, women and men around the world will participate in hundreds of events meant to raise awareness regarding inequality and human rights offenses against women. International Women’s Day is also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the victories and achievements of women around the world. How can you honor the women in your life who make a difference every day?

A palm plant or laurel flowers represent success;  lotus flowers and sage leaves are for those women who exhibit wisdom.  Gladioli and protea represent strength of moral character and courage and make a stunning bouquet.  March 8th is International Women’s Day, and there are many of heartfelt ways to celebrate the amazing women in your life with flowers from The Flower Bucket.  Continue reading