Yes it’s that time of year again! … who knew?? I sure didn’t. Far be it from me to decry National Dog Day, but I find it funny that a Congress who can’t agree on the price of bread can agree on National Dog Day.
Why is this? Well it’s obvious of course. Dogs bring out the best in people. They take us out of our entrenched preconceived notions and help us to come to the moment. They help us live better lives and be better people. So when an ornery bunch of old men and women get together to discuss if we should have a National Dog Day, for one brief moment, they can think of their loving dog they had as a child, or the one who is waiting patiently at home. It's a dog that makes them smile and forget the rest of the world for a brief moment. So, when they think of that special dog, they know that those precious moments are worthy of voting YES on National Dog Day. For those in Congress too cold to have ever owned a dog, or that never will own a dog, they are at least smart enough to know that their constituents do have them and probably think it’s no skin off their nose to vote for it.
What two things could be more diametrically opposed than the most disliked Congress in America and the most loved domestic animal, the dog? Not much as far as I’m concerned, but I am glad that they got their act together for one brief shining moment and we now have National Dog Day.
We celebrated with a walk down to J.P. Licks and got our dogs each a Cow Paw. So Happy National Dog day everyone! We hope you enjoy it!