National Dog Day!

Wednesday 26 August 2015

I was not even aware that national dog day was a thing, so when I went online this morning and saw it was National Dog Day, I thought I should probably celebrate it!

First off I should probably talk about how this whole day came about... Here is what the website ( says about it:

'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.'

The website also has plenty of suggestions for ways that you can celebrate National Dog Day...

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it's safe for your dog and others.  

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.  

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.  

5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.  

6. Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from and enjoy a 10% discount by using code GOODLIVING when placing your order!  

7. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!  

8. Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter our photo contest!  

9. Buy an official National Dog Day Tee here and sport it proudly!  

10. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.  

11. Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom.  

12. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy....or two...or five.  

13. Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.  

14. Say "BECAUSE DOGS" all day, every time someone says hello!

15. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.  

16. Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.  

17. Teach your dog a new trick.  

18. Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.  

19. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.  

20. Take your dog to the beach.

I will be celebrating National Dog Day in the best way I can think of, spending time with my dog, Maizey. Unfortunately I will not have time to do this today, and as I don't live with her it makes it harder, but tomorrow, my little doggy is going to be seriously spoilt! She deserves to be shown as much love as she shows me every single time I see her... She always goes crazy when I visit, and makes sure she cuddles up on my lap for as long as she possibly can.

So here's what I have in store for her:

  1. A bath and a brushing - She hates the bath part, but loves the brushing!
  2. A new football - She LOVES fetching footballs that you kick for her, it's a shame she doesn't have the, and my brother hates her chewing his footballs. She also doesn't care for any other toys...
  3. A long walk - Maizey LOVES walks, even more so when she gets to go somewhere she has never been before, the excitement in her eyes just fills my heart with joy.
  4. A Special Dinner - I'm going to make her a proper dinner, chicken and vegetables and gravy... something like that anyway. I've NEVER done that for her and I know she's going to love it.
Do you have a special doggy that you are going to be spending time with for National Dog Day?

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