It’s National Pet Week and I’d thought I’d celebrate by featuring cute kids with the furry (and not so furry) friends who adore them. The bond between pets and their companions is a special one, but the relationship between a child and their pet is truly amazing. A pet is a child’s first friend and in some cases, the only one who can truly understand them. Caring for a pet teaches not only responsibility but also compassion. When a pet is introduced into the home, a child has a trusted companion for years to come. And the power of that friendship is evident in these photos:
And now for some National Pet Week trivia. Did you know that:
- Maine, Vermont, Oregon, Idaho and Washington have the highest percentage of cat-owning households.
- Arkansas, New Mexico, Kentucky, Missouri and West Virginia have the highest percentage of dog-owning households.
Do you have pets in your home? How will you celebrate them this week? A great way to celebrate National Pet Week with the Kids is to check out this list of Disney Dog Movies. Pick your favorite for your next family movie night!
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