OK, it’s late in the day, and I’m not sure how I missed this, but:
HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY!!!
Celebrating this holiday of national, nay international, importance began in 2004 when pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige decided it would be good to set aside a day when we can remember how many pets in this country are in need of rescue from a shelter.
So, every August 26th (for 8 years now) National Dog Day supports people in their quest to avoid pet stores and puppy mills in favor of adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue.
According to the National Dog Day website, National Dog Day was created to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them “a day”, to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.
If you do nothing else this weekend, please consider donating to your local shelter in honor of National Dog Day.
Dare I say it? Together, we can be sure that every dog has his day!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!