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Spilling the Big Secret About Grandparents Day – Sunday, September 13

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Grandparents Day takes place on the first Sunday following Labor Day. This year, Grandparents Day falls on September 13. Although this holiday may not be as popular as Mother’s Day or even Father’s Day, it is still a nice chance to honor our grandparents. Unlike some holidays that can trace their origins back through centuries, Grandparents Day was first observed just over 40 years ago. Grandparents Day takes place on the first Sunday following Labor Day. This year, Grandparent's Day falls on September, 13. Although this holiday may not be as popular as Mother's Day or even Father's Day, it is still a nice chance to honor our grandparents. Unlike some holidays that can trace their origins bak through centuries, Grandparent's Day was first observed just over 40 years ago. 
People often assume that Grandparents Day resulted from lobbying by greeting card companies, florists, and similar businesses, but this idea could not be further from the truth. Grandparents Day is a d…

Keeping Pets Safe Around Flowers and Plants

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We all love fresh flowers and plants for the beauty they provide and their incredible aromas that fill our homes. Unfortunately, our pets don’t enjoy flowers the same way we do. Dogs and cats have a natural curiosity and tend to investigate anything new by smelling or tasting. Their inquisitive nature is often adorable but can sometimes lead to trouble – especially for active pets that have a tendency to eat everything they see. It’s up to us to protect them by knowing which varieties of flowers are safe for pets and identifying which ones can be dangerous to our four-legged friends. While many plants will cause nothing more severe than mild digestive upset should they be ingested by pets, some can cause more serious health issues.Non-toxic choicesRoses are always a safe choice when it comes to choosing flowers for a home with pets. Once their thorns are removed, they are usually harmless to most animals. Gerbera daisies, sunflowers, snapdragons, and alstroemeria are also safe to have…