Lets talk about one of my favourite subjects â€“ pets.
There are two Langley businesses holding adoption events this weekend, and I want to bring them to your attention â€“ just in case youâ€™re in the market for a new, life-long companion.
Nufloors â€“ which is located on the Langley Bypass, across from La-Z-Boy and next to Buns Master â€“ is partnering with the Langley Animal Protection Society and the website tinykittens to host a one-day adoption blitz at their store.
Apparently there will be lots of kittens, puppies, and even mature animals looking for forever homes at the store between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Even if youâ€™re only thinking about it right now, stop in for a visit.
Sure, this event is a marketing gimmick â€“ if you will â€“ for Nufloor and Stainmaster Corporation to promote a new pet protect carpet.
But for me, Iâ€™m just glad to see businesses like this stepping up to help find homes for this abandoned and neglected animals in our community. I figure anything that can help bring that to light is worth a mention.
â€œAll of the staff at Nufloors are genuinely excited, it should be a big day. LAPS is a very deserving organization,â€ said Dennis Lundstrom, a member of the Nufloors management team. See you there.
Pets and hockey blended?
Now, speaking of animals and business, the Langley PetSmart store (located a little further west on the Langley Bypass, next to HomeSense) is also holding an adoption blitz this weekend.
This one runs Friday to Sunday, Sept. 12 to 14.
This year, PetSmart marketers are using hockey to help promote their event.
â€œFall is here and you know what that means: hockey sesaon is almost back. Whether you cheer loudly for your team every game or simply jump on the bandwagon at the end of the season, itâ€™s a great time to add another teammate to your cheering section.â€
Since Iâ€™m not a hockey fan, this is lost on me. But being a huge animal lover, I can get behind the adoption weekend.
â€œNational Adoption Weekend events raise awareness about pet homelessness and help make a positive impact on the issue,â€ said John DeFranco, president, PetSmart Charities of Canada (www.petsmartcharities.org).
Now, thatâ€™s something I can get behind.
Scarecrow making 101
Any scarecrow fans out there?
Artâ€™s Nursery has introduced a scarecrow contest this year that is expected to attract businesses to get involved and to help raise $2,000 for the Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society.
Contenders purchase a scarecrow for $150, decorate it and a five-foot-square plot of land between Sept. 17 and 19, then wait to find out who is the winner.
This give businesses a chance to show off their creativity and community spirit.
More is at www.artsnursery.com.