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December 2nd Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Mixed Mutt, by Thomas Barnable on Pixabay
December 2nd is... National Mutt Day/National Mixed Breed Dog Day, National Fritters Day, Special Education Day (1975), International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (1949), I Dream of Jeannie Wedding Day (1969), Artificial Heart Transplant (1982), First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction (1942), Business of Popping Corn Day, Play Basketball Day, Safety Razor Day (1901), Coats for Kids Day, Science Fiction Day, Pan American Health Day, World Computer Literacy Day, World Pollution Prevention Day, National Pig Tail Day, Positive Affirmation Day, Tree Dressing Day (UK), Feast of St. Bibiana, St. Chromatius' Day
MORE: Advent Sunday (4th Sunday before Christmas), Chanukah (25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev)
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Image: The Mixed-Breed Dog (Terra-Nova), by Phyllis DeGioia (Author). Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.; Har/DVD edition (May 1, 2007)
National Mutt Day/National Mixed Breed Dog Day
-- To raise awareness about the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters, and to remind potential pet parents it is the personality and not the pedigree which truly matters, pet expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige created National Mutt Day in 2005. Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters are waiting for someone to come and adopt them. Source
Read: The Mixed-Breed Dog
-- Discover a whole new world of dogs with these revolutionary, breed-specific guides. The most comprehensive book available on this subject, The Mixed-Breed Dog covers all aspects of choosing and living with any mixed-breed dog, from behavioral traits of rescues to identifying a dog's breed mix based on temperament and physical characteristics. Written by professional pet writers who are also experts on the breeds, each book is filled with valuable information on a variety of topics that are essential for cultivating health and happiness in a canine companion.
Image: Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 2.5 Breed Identification DNA Test KitBreed Identification DNA Test Kit -- With a simple cheek swab, you can uncover DNA-based insights that may help you understand your dog's unique appearance, behaviors and wellness needs. Wisdom Panel 2.5 delivers DNA-based insights can be used to optimize your dog's overall care and training needs.
Dog Decoder: How to Identify Any Dog, Any Time -- Understanding which breeds are part of your dog's mix will help you to better appreciate its special nature. You will learn how to identify physical traits which can be used to decipher your dog's ancestry. Extensive descriptions of various characteristics, full-color photographs, and dozens of dog-nosis examples analyze a mutt's features make this a handy book for anyone who has ever wondered where their dog came from.
Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Charlie The Pissed Off Mutt, by Corey Thompson (Author). Publication Date: November 25, 2014

Charlie The Pissed Off Mutt

Amazon Freebies:
Free ebooks about Mutts/Mixed Breed Dogs. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App
Readebooks about Mutts/Mixed Breed Dogs for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Free Dog apps
Free Dog games
Listen to Dog LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
Watch Dog Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Dog Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Free Alexa Skills | Dogs


Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Free Printables - Life With Mutts
• Free Printable Art – Keep Calm and Love Mutts
Printable Dog Coloring Pages
Free Printable Lunch Box Notes (from the Dog)
• Free Dog Treat Recipe Ginger Nuts for Mutts Dog Biscuits
Shelter Me -- an uplifting film series celebrating shelters pets and the people who help them.
Printable Dogs in Hot Car Flyer
12 Adorably Awesome Dog Birthday Party Ideas
Dog Trivia Questions and Answers
• Printable memory game dog breeds


National Fritters Day
- This holiday is about making and enjoying homemade fritters! Fritters are popular all over the world and come in many different flavors. The favorite is a crispy dessert apple fritter, but you can make your own homemade savory fritters too!
Special Education Day (1975)
- Celebrate the anniversary of the first US special education law — December 2, 1975. Take the day to honor progress and celebrate students with disabilities -- and their parents, teachers, and schools. And, we dialogue and plan for the future for all students in our schools and for appropriate reforms.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day (1949)
- Recalls the date of adoption by the General Assembly in 1949 of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of Others. To remind people modern slavery works against human rights. The day also encourages people to put meaning to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- no one shall be held in slavery or servitude through their actions.
I Dream of Jeannie Wedding Day (1969)
- Major Nelson and Jeannie finally get married, with Major Healey as best man — but not without problems: Jeannie's image can't be photographed!
Artificial Heart Transplant (1982)
- Barney C. Clark, 61, became the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart in 1982. The operation was performed at the University of Utah Medical Center at Salt Lake City. Near death at the time of the operation, Clark survived almost 112 days after the implantation.
First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction (1942)
- Physicist Enrico Fermi led a team of scientists in 1942 at the University of Chicago in producing the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Their first simple nuclear reactor was built under the stands of the University's football stadium.

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