March 2017

#National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day

By Cassie Sullivan

National Puppy Day in the United States is celebrated on March 23rd.  This special day was started by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist.  She also started other days of recognition in the U.S., such as: Dog Day, Cat Day, Kitten Day, Mutt Day and Wildlife Day, among others.  Ms. Paige invites us on this particular day of recognition, to celebrate puppies and to consider adoption today, but if adopting is not an option right this moment, please try to donate $5 to a puppy rescue.  Puppies are incredible additions to the family.  They require a lot of training, attention, and care- but in return the love they provide is truly remarkable.  Puppies, while we love them, should be spayed or neutered to help rescue organizations find homes for animals already born as the numbers of dogs in need of a home is astronomical.  However, when puppies are born, it is important they have a healthy and happy home, and adoption or donating to an animal shelter, are great ways to help.

Some facts you may have never heard about puppies:

  • They are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  • A puppy spends about fourteen hours of every day sleeping.
  • They develop their sense of smell at the age of three weeks.
  • A dog’s sense of smell is more than 1 million times stronger than that of a person.*
  • A dog’s sense of hearing is more than 10 times more accurate than that of a person.*
  • A dog’s nose print is one of a kind, very similar to a person’s fingerprint.*

This is funny…for a good cause.

Want more information about national puppy day?  Check out this blast from the past post!

*Information from

Warming Up Under the Tent with Country Music


As spring prepares to make its entrance in New England, so does country music at The Cape Cod Melody Tent and The South Shore Music Circus.  This season we have Hunter Hayes returning at both venues (CCMT on June 16th and SSMC on June 17th) with new music just released.  Then in July, first-time guest, Phil Vassar, will be at the Melody Tent to rock the stage!  After co-writing songs with a number of famous country vocalists, Vassar was signed to a label as a recording artist.

July 27th at the Music Circus and 28th at the Melody Tent, Josh Turner is back with songs from his soon-to-be-released album, entitled: “Deep South”, like his new hit single Hometown Girl.  Next up in our hot country music line-up is Lee Brice on August 4th at the Music Circus, and August 5th at the Melody Tent.  Last time he was here, the audience had a blast and they have been asking about his return, ever since! Lee Brice has a long list of country songs that he wrote for other well-known recording artists before embarking on his solo singing career.

Finally,  in August, he’s back: Jake Owen!  This Florida-born country star is known for his fun-loving, easy-going style and unique sound.  He has spoken openly about some tough experiences in his personal life more recently, and how he explored new music styles as part of the emotional process.  Ultimately, he has seen his usual optimism and original sound are the right path for his music at this point and he is looking to share it with fans on Wednesday, August 23rd at the South Shore Music Circus and Thursday, August 24th at the Cape Cod Melody Tent!

So whether you are a long-time country music fan, or want to introduce yourself to more of the genre, we can help you get a taste of the tunes up close and personal this spring and summer on the south shore and the Cape.  To check out these artists, click on a video below, and enjoy!

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