Did you know that Thursday, August 26th is National Dog Day? Here are our top ten ways to celebrate!
10. Hold a dog party for all of your best friends’ best friends.
9. Let your dog sleep in.
8. Visit the dog park.
7. Buy your dog a special treat, or make homemade ones.
6. Take your dog to a professional photo shoot to commemorate the occasion
5. Commission a painting of your dog
4. Take an extra-long walk
3. Take your dog to the spa for a massage
2. Take your dog out for ice cream
1. Adopt a shelter dog
Above all, enjoy the day, and let us know how you choose to celebrate!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
2 thoughts on “Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day”
># The Dog Lady: I gotta ask, Onnalee – where do you live? Wolf packs? Really? >Sounds like the wild, wild west!
Oh–yeah. Not West–wild and woolly North. The town is Ely, MN, at the gateway to the BWCAW*, just two miles south of the Canadian border. Recently voted the “coolest small town in Minnesota” by the readers of Minnesota Monthly Magazine.
The wolf count got a bit low several decades ago; The passage and enforcement of the “Endangered Species Act” left locals shaking their heads and wearing grim faces. Now there are four known packs roaming the immediate area and through this town of about 4,000. Most of the animals have had NO experience of a threat from any human and are, therefore, fearless. Pets tethered not 10 feet from their onlooking horrified owners were attacked and eaten. Local authorities could do nothing until my daughter’s exotic laying hen flock was wiped out by a pack as the birds pecked their way around the house–several killed on the deck. All accomplished in less than 90 seconds. She was devastated; she had named all the chickens. (At least her 13 year old deaf and mostly blind little pet dog was NOT out!)
The Forestry Service was called; they gathered evidence of the destruction of her “livestock;” this in turn enabled them to set traps and file for a controlled hunt. Removal from the Endangered list is next. The whole story has been kept quiet as the town lives for the summer tourist trade of canoeists and campers. [*BWCAW=Boundary Water Area Canoe Wilderness]
And–we have WAY too many deer!
that’s toooooo cute..