Dog Days of Summer
Today is National Dog Day and we interrupt your regularly scheduled photoblog to wish the two best dogs in the world, my furkids, a happy National Dog Day! I know its a bit ridiculous, but to be honest, I don’t really care 🙂
These to crazy dogs have personalities that are completely different, complement each other, and make our home insane, fur covered, loud, rambunctious, and completely our home. I don’t know what I would do without them. Star will pretend she is a lap dog, while in reality being a 70 pound golden retriever, and run over to you and roll on her back for her belly rubs, while Roxy, our border collie mix, is a bit more stand-offish to strangers, barks a lot, then will spend the rest of the time licking your hand and not let you take it back… They are the best two damn dogs in the world (and yes I am completely partial)
From the National Dog Day About page:
National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige (also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day …to name a few).
National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban”. Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. And while we feel that American’s have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying dogs from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, backyard breeders, the internet and newspaper ads. Rather, we encourage those seeking new canine companions, to consider choosing adoption first and if you’d like a pure breed dog, look into a pure breed rescue to see if they might have just the dog you’re looking for.
What? You’re still here? Go play with your dog!
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