Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Brutus! Happy Birthday to you!
These lines make us remember a chorus, that we sing on each and every birthday, may it be of one of your friends or your family members. This tone has got so famous that whenever we listen to “Happy Birthday”, our mind automatically reach this chorus. But the question is do we need to sing this chorus to our pet? They were also born. They weren’t downloaded from a server. They also have birthdays. So, do you celebrate your pet’s birthday?
Some pet owners, instead of celebrating birthdays, celebrate “Adopting Day”, that is the day, they adopted their pet. The reason behind this is they are usually unaware of the date of birth of their pet, as they were not present. But a few celebrate both these days. But what might a pet’s birthday celebration be including? A few other animals, having a glass of champagne i their hands, chatting with each other about Global Warming, or dancing at the rhythm of some animal music? Imagining it might be a little tough, but some enthusiast pet owners do celebrate their pet’s birthday in a higher celebration mood than they celebrate their own birthdays. Estimations have been made, and a few statistics have been calculated. Around the world, more than 75% people are equipped with the knowledge of their pets’ birthday, among which, more than 50% people celebrate it just like their kids’ birthday. So, how would you celebrate your pets’ birthday? They are not materialistic, so what would you gift them? And above all, how would you make them realise that it is their day!
Are you a good baker? If not, you can atleast give it a shot? Try baking a home made cake for your pet. Now, the type of cake would depend on the type of pet. The flavours won’t differ like those conventional cakes that used to be Pineapple, Black Forest etc. but the flavours would be according to the needs of your pet. Like if you own a dog, you can bake a cake having meat in it, if you are baking a cake for your rabbit, make it full of carrot, or if you are confused as to what to make, just make a fruit cake. Now this won;t be exact baking, like making up a base and putting in a filing or frost of carrot flavour. The cake would simply be made of carrots, raw or cooked, as your pet likes.
- Party Environment
Call a few of your close friends and relatives, create an environment of a PARTYYY! Distribute Party Hats. I am not saying this just for a party, but I am saying this because pets usually love attention, especially the most common pets, that are cats and dogs. They love that people are giving them the limelight, and they have become the Apple of Eyes of people surrounding them. Although dogs will enjoy such an occasion even if everyday is celebrated as its birthday, but cats would like this only once in a while.
Who doesn’t love gifts? It is a special day for your pet, so why not treat them as everything. They won’t like clothes or something in summer season. Instead get them a few toys or other such things that they require. They would love having some extra things to play with, especially when they don’t have their human owners around. If you want to do something big, get your pet a companion on their birthday. They would surely jump out of happiness. How would you feel getting a girlfriend on your birthday? The same happiness would be enjoyed by them.
- Road Trip
Pamper your pet in whatever way possible, after all its your pet’s day. It won’t demand anything, but you would have to understand what it wants to say. Take it to a road trip, as it might be sick of living in the same environment from the past few years. Make a change in habitat for a few days or weeks. As a double benefit, you would also enjoy a vacation.
- Make the day Memorable
You did all you could do for your pet? Wait, there’s more. Get a picture clicked of the party attenders with the pet at the location, or even better, call an artist, and get a portrait done. Make an album of all the pictures and make it a memorabilia. You are one of those prestigious few people, who not only say, but really treat your pet as a family member.
For a pet, you are its family. Make it feel the same. Don’t just celebrate its birthday, make it an active participant in your birthday celebrations too. Although it won’t be giving you some materialistic gift, but it already has given everything it has to you, that is its life. You are everything for your pet. Mark your pet’s birthday or adopting day in your calendar, and have a blast celebrating the same. Don’t make your pet booze as it would be harmful your pet’s health. Its the pet’s birthday, not the pet’s countdown, so no booze for the pet.