August 26th National Dog Day

If you are a dog lover this day comes every day! Dogs are truly man’s best friend. That’s not holding anything against cats or birds or any other pet you choose to keep, But dogs and man go together like soup and sandwich, cookies and milk, pb & j… well you get the picture. I’m not sure one can survive without the other. Take care of your dog, love your dog, spend time with your dog and they will reward you time and time again. Today was created in 2004 by Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert. And yes, the picture for today is the same as the one for yesterday because … well … it just seems to fit!

How to celebrate – Love your dog. Give your dog some special treats today. Make friends with your best friend all over again today.

July 31st Mutt’s Day

Pure bred dogs are pretty to look at for sure but if you want to have a fun, loyal dog you are by far better off with a Mutt! it is estimated that 8 out of 10 dogs are mixed breeds, I doubt they really care. Most are really smart, most are really fun and most love you for you just being you. Unless you are looking to breed you dog or show them at a dog show, who cares about how “pure” they are!?! People aren’t all that “Pure”, why does your dog have to be. Dogs are meant to be a friend, not a show toy that only makes us feel better, not them. Today was created by Collen Paige in Los Angles, California in 2005.

How to celebrate – Love your dog. Love your dog. Love your dog.

July 15th National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th National Pet Fire Safety Day

Today was created to bring awareness to pet owners about what to do in a fire. We have N escape plan for the humans, do you habe one for your furbabies too…. But pets have also been known to protect people from fire too. Dogs seem to be the best at this, maybe because they are more sensitive to our needs and share many of those needs as well. The Dalmatian is recognized as one of the top fire dogs but oddly not because of it’s response to humans but how horses react to them. Back when horses were used to pull the fire engines Dalmatians were used to keep the horses calm.

How to celebrate – Read about the different animals that have rescued humans from fire. Read about the history of the Dalmatian. Discover what other animals have been used for fire detection.

February 20th Love Your Pet Day

Why have a pet if you aren’t going to love them? They pretty much love you whether you are nice to them or not. I do love animals, and I have lot of them – cats and dogs (all rescues). Not so thrilled about snakes as pets but I do understand a lot of people love their snakes. You should show your pet love everyday, but maybe love them a little extra today. More treats, more hugs and though they probably don’t understand what you are saying, they do love it when you talk to them.

How to celebrate – Love your pets. List as many pet types as you can without looking. Adopt a pet if you get a chance.

September 23rd Checkers Day/ Dogs in Politics Day

In 1952 Richard Nixon, then candidate for Vice President, was accused of taking a bribe… it was a dog given to his daughters. The dog’s name was Checkers and it was valued at a thousand dollars. (Some expensive dog for 1952!) Nixon, instead of fighting the accusations by the democrats, went to the public giving a speech about the dog and his children, on September 23rd, 1952. It is considered one of the best speeches ever given and Nixon kept the dog and won over the American people as well. Was it a bribe? Who knows, who cares? It was a dog and children, both who loved each other.

How to celebrate – Read about politics in 1952. Learn about Checkers the dog. Who is your “dog” in the race?

August 26th National Dog Day

Created by the National Dog Day Foundation whose motto is “Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time.” Anybody who reads the blogs I do on a regular basis knows I love dogs. I truly believe they are man’s best friend. They are able to serve us in so many ways but I think the main purpose they serve is just to love us humans. Save a dog if you are able, you won’t regret it. They will be your friend forever. It may take a little effort, particularly if it’s a rescue dog because you don’t know what they have been through or how they have been treated. Give them a chance and they will reward you beyond what you can ever imagine.

How to celebrate – Rescue a dog. Give your dog a special treat today. Take your best friend for a special outing today. Take plenty of pictures.

August 5th Work Like A Dog Day

Today can mean a lot of different things to different types of dog owners. There are breeds that work hard for their owners, others not so much. However, the general idea concerns working hard until getting a job done. And most dogs will do that, they will work hard to accomplish what they want to get done and then normally take a good long nap afterwards! That’s okay by me because I both love dogs and naps!

How to celebrate – Watch your dog work and then copy it. If you are going to do a job, do it well. Let your tongue hang out and pant after you’ve finished doing what you have to get done.

June 26th Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 26th Take Your Dog To Work Day

Since 1999, people have been celebrating today by taking their best friend to work with them. It was created by Pet Sitters International probably because they need a day off! Your dog loves you and wants to be where ever you are. They will do whatever you want them to do, hopefully, as long as they get the chance to be with you. They don’t really ask for too much more. So take your dog to work today with you. I guarantee your day will be better.

How to celebrate – Buy your dog a suit or dress so they are properly clothed when you go into work. Train your dog to do things for you at work. Make sure you take a water bowl with you.

May 9th National Dog Moms Day

May 9th National Dog Moms Day

Today is always the 2nd Saturday of May and was created by Casey and Leigh Isaacson for their, “The Dog Person’s Dating App” or DIG. Reading about the day I was a bit confused as to whether the day is about a human mom and her dog, or about the dogs that become moms or maybe both. I guess it doesn’t really matter though I doubt true dog moms are going on many dating apps (But I could be wrong). If you are a dog lover, you need to find another dog lover to be understood.

How to celebrate – Love your dog. Try out the DIG (Make sure you aren’t already married first). Start a dog mom club, your choice if it’s a human with dog or just a dog mom.

May 1st Purebred Dog Day

May 1st Purebred Dog Day

Today we celebrate those dogs among us that come from only pure breeding. Dogs such as the Bulldog, the Rottweiler, the Beagle and the Golden Retriever are some of the most common purebred dogs on the market. The idea of pure breeding is to have a known look and personality to the dogs that we raise. Most of the time this works out well, though on occasion it backfires on the personality trait. Suzi Szeremy created today in 2013 to celebrate those dogs among us that are not mutts. Pure bred or not, love your dog and they will love you in return.

How to celebrate – Find out if your dog is a purebred or not. Go to a dog show. Learn about all the different types of breeds.