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Do You Celebrate Adoption Anniversaries, Birthdays, or Both?

Don't worry, this cute kitten just posed like that before his first trip home — he safely rode in the lap of one Sugar staffer who recently celebrated his adoption anniversary. This got me thinking: Even if you know your pet's exact birth date, do you honor the time you brought him home along with (or instead of) the day he entered the world? I'm all for as many celebrations as possible so I'm marking down Aug. 27 on my calendar so I can remember to honor it for North.

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Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Gracie's birthday is March 28th...she was a year old this year. She got cake...puppy cake, of course. And a new Kong toy :) She gets Christmas presents too!
bextacular bextacular 7 years
i celebrate his (estimated) birthday. this kitten looks exactly like my rex on his adoption day!!!
starofsorrow starofsorrow 7 years
We celebrated around the time that our dogs were brought home to us. We don't know their exact birthdays, but we do remember the month they came to us. :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Awww, cute kitty!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 7 years
we celebrate "gotcha days" (aka adoption days) :)
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
When I was little I would celebrate my dog's birthday, but I don't know any of my cat's birthdays.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I know when we got Eegor, but we only really celebrate his Birthday, and by "celebrate" we usually just get him a new toy :]
weffie weffie 7 years
I estimated my pigeon Robin's birthday too, we celebrated her 3rd birthday on Saturday and tomorrow is her adoptiversary :)
mandaleebee mandaleebee 7 years
Oops, sorry, I mean adopted, not bought. Bought sounds like I went to a pet shop.. He was a rescue pup.
mandaleebee mandaleebee 7 years
I estimated my dog's birthday based on his age and when I bought him... and chose an approximate date with a number that I liked. August 12! He'll be 2 this year :) I actually don't remember the exact day that I adopted him. I DO remember that he got sick all over me and my car though (my roommate who was holding him luckily dodged that bullet...)... Poor Bear, and poor me... at least he grew out of that!
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I don't know my cat's birthday since she was a stray, but the vet guessed. I don't celebrate, but I do keep her b-day in mind so I know her age.
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