Famous American writer and cartoonist Theodore Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, would have celebrated his 107th birthday today!

What does this have to do with DogZenergy? Quite a bit actually. Dr. Seuss not only lived in our neighborhood, but he was a devoted animal lover just like us!

Although originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Seuss moved to La Jolla after World War II and lived in San Diego county until his death in September of 1991. The UCSD library was named the Geisel Library in his honor.

During his time in California, almost all his works featured animals as main characters or trusty side-kicks. Horton the devoted elephant in

Horton Hatches and Egg.

The endearingly mischievous feline in

The Cat in the Hat.

The loyal pooch Max in

How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

The menagerie of real and imaginary creatures in

If I Ran the Zoo.

The aquatic cuties in

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

It's clear how much Dr. Seuss loved animals. He celebrated their unique characteristics and showed how animals can bring out the best in us.

Thanks for the lesson, Dr. Seuss. And Happy Birthday!

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

-Dr. Seuss