Welcome to October!

Typically, October brings to mind thoughts of Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the colors of fall. But did you know there are at least 113 other causes and celebrations commemorated during the month of October? That's not to mention all the daily observations.

Here are a few of my favorites:


  • 1

    Adopt A Shelter Dog Month


    I have adopted a few shelter dogs over the years. They were wonderful companions, and we were fortunate to have them as part of our family. Consider these four-legged fur babies before calling a breeder. They need loving homes.

  • 2

    National Depression Education & Awareness Month

  • 3

    National Cookie Month


    I have no idea why it's celebrated in October, but why not? By the way, my favorite cookies to bake are oatmeal with pecans. Hold the raisins.

  • 4

    National Pizza Month


    Interestingly enough, the celebration was not started by a pizza chain. Rather, a magazine dedicated to the pie decided it needed a whole month to itself. My favorite is either loaded with a variety of meat or everything, hold the anchovy and mushrooms.

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