Obscure January Days to Celebrate
Dress Up Your Pet Day
On National Dress Up Your Pet Day, you sent us some of your favourite pics of your furry friends!
To get you over the January blues, we are highlighting the more obscure days in January to celebrate!
We all know they exist, but who could tell you what day they fall on?
These are the obscure days that rear their heads every now and again, like National put-your-shoe-on-your-head day! Ok, we made that one up, but there are loads of other obscure ones out there, and now that the festive period is over, we don't want you to miss a chance to celebrate this January.
So with that in mind, we are telling you about some of the lesser-known celebrations.
Thursday 24th Peanut Butter Day
We wanted you to spread the word about this day! Here are some Peanut Butter facts
- There is a peanut-free peanut butter, which is for people allergic to peanuts.
- The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia.
- One acre of peanuts will make over 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
- Peanuts aren’t actually nuts, they’re legumes (like beans)
- Two table spoons of peanut butter will provide more than 10% of the recommended protein allowance.
- Animals like peanut butter too, it’s considered an effective bait for mouse traps.
- Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA - Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
- Peanut butter doesn’t contain butter. The term butter just means ‘something smooth and spreadable’
January 22nd: Ask Your Cat A Question Day
What is the question you've always wanted to ask your cat, but never had the time or inclination to? Well, on "Ask Your Cat A Question Day", you can do just that!
Here are some questions that you will be asking:
Sky - Why do you scratch me and not dad? x
Joanne Bootes - Why do you bite the hand that feeds you?
Emma - How many lives have you used up so far? (Asbo Bobby is 1 & 1/2 and bonkers!)
Jane Gilbert - Can you please make friends with the dogs
Lynn Case - Why don't you like me??
Jane Bromwich - Where did you get the silicone glue from that resulted in a very expensive operation at the vets....and why did you have to eat that cocktail stick...
Deborah Edwards - how many homes do you have i know i have seen you in and of the neighbours cat flap
Tracy Wilfort - Do you prefer wet or dry food !
Liz Bruce - Where do you go at night?
Anna-maria Hamilton - Why so blinking spiteful???
Terri McDonald Bailey - why do you insist on jumping on the bed in the middle of the night and sleeping on my pillow whilst purring very loudly oh and why do you only eat the most expensive cat food?That said, I still love you to pieces and could not imagine life without you x
Denise Doms - my sister (who has re-homed a beautiful ginger tom who's seemingly as clean as a whistle normally and either goes outside to the loo or uses his litter tray)would probably ask "why did you wee in my slipper last night? was it just because of the snow and do you realise I am not personally responsible for it?"
January 16th: Appreciate A Dragon Day
January 16th is "Appreciate a Dragon Dy" - who knew? We decided to appreciate the most famous dragons of all, the dragons from Dragons' Den. But they didn't quite understand what was happening. Have a listen to the love-fest here:
January 14th: Dress Up Your Pet Day
That's right. And we asked you to send us pictures of your pets dressed up! Click here to have a look through some of the pics!
January 8th: National Bubble Bath Day
To celebrate National Bubble Bath Day, we did what any right minded individual would do in a bubble bath - make a bubble beard! Here are ours, why not try this out when you get home?