Fun summer Activites by Zack Mancho
With the rainy days of May behind us, Sorsha and I are looking forward to some long days in the sun. In fact, sitting outside in the backyard is one of Sorsha’s favorite activities.
There’s an old tree in the backyard that provides ample shade, and Sorsha whiles the hours away, lounging in the green, plush grass. A herding breed, she’s designed to spend her time out in the pasture with sheep, watching for predators and danger, so hours spent quietly “on alert” are perfect for her.
However, we’re not going to spend the whole summer just lounging about. Like many people and their furry friends, we’ve got the itch to get out there and enjoy life again. Keep reading to check out some of our summer goals, and maybe take a few for your own list too!
This summer, Sorsha and I want to:
Dear Old Dad
Now, in addition to opening the doors for summer itself, June plays host to a whopper of a national holiday. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 20th, and Sorsha and I want to encourage you to make this day special for dear old dad.
Every dad is different, but there are a few tricks that are pretty universal. Call him. Spend the day with him. Go outside with him. Make him something tasty!
Fathers are symbols of sacrifice, work, and love. They teach us, they protect us, they provide for us, and they love us. Dad is someone you can depend on; someone you can count on to lend a hand or a shoulder to cry on.
These are qualities worth celebrating, and dads are people worth honoring. This June, take the time to say thanks and “I love you” to your dad.
More in June
June has even more to offer than those activities mentioned above. For example, it’s National Adopt a Cat Month! Make no mistake, Sorsha and I are dog people, but cats definitely have their place in our hearts. June is an especially cool time to have a cat, as you can watch them show off their agility outdoors, climbing trees, chasing critters, and more. The pandemic hit animal shelters hard, so if you have some time, resources, and love to spare, consider adding a purring pal to your household today.
Additionally, June is also National Microchip Your Pet Month. Getting your pets microchipped is the best way to ensure that they find their way home if they ever run away or become separated from you. You’ll have to file the chip with a registry, but after that, locating and retrieving your pet is oodles easier.
Microchipping is simple, effective, and inexpensive, so take the extra care to get them chipped!
Also, the second week of June is Pet Appreciation Week. Now, we know that we don’t need a designated week to show our animals that we love and appreciate them. However, Sorsha and I do encourage you to use this week as an opportunity to set aside some time for your family and pets.
Modern life is so fast paced and consuming. We’re all trained by social media and the news to stay glued to our screens. Friends, life does not happen online. Life does not happen on your laptop or your smartphone. Life happens right in front of your eyes, in your hands and on your skin. It’s the feel of sunshine or the sound of your dog panting after a long walk or play session. It’s the laughter of your family and the smile on your face when the moment is so good you just must take an extra minute to breathe it in.
That’s what life is. So, take the time to go make some of those moments, and start living again!