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Kindness Gets Top Honors


Stormy, 13-year-old Aussie, says, “Reach out to people who you think are lonely. Dance with your friends.”

Luca, 2-year-old poodle, says, “Share your food with your pets. (Only the healthy food!) Make a list of all the things you love about your family.”

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Serafina, year-old cat, says, “Get a tree and let your cats play in it. Write cards because someone may only get yours and that will make them happy.”

Makia, 16-year-old cat, says, “I have to say that people who work should not work on the holiday. It should be a special day.

Be thankful for your lives. Avoid arguments by staying away from subjects you know will upset someone else. Say something nice to everyone you meet.”

Bean the Bunny says, “Of course, eat good food and extra snacks. I think that they should drive safe, and if they take something that makes them swervey, they should stay home.

Send love to people and animals you think have a problem. Send money to organizations that take care of animals and people. This is important.”

This coming January, Seamore, my blue-and-gold parrot, will be coming back to the family after nine years. She says, “I want to say that it is nice to be remembered after so many years.

If you have a bird (pet) and you go away, make sure they have the very best care. If they don’t, something bad could happen to them. So take time to think about your plans. Before you leave on a trip, picture how many days and nights you will be away and what your animals’ situation will be like so that they know what to expect. Send them love when you are far away.

Send healthy thoughts to everyone you love and don’t love.”

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