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August 26, 2014

Happy National Dog Day!

Did you know today was National Dog Day? “National Dog Day? Tell me more. I’m all ears.” Colleen Paige “founded National Dog Day in 2004 to honor dogs, to give them ‘a day’, to show our deep appreciation.” “I’m on board. Bathe me
Did you know today was National Dog Day? 26.1

“National Dog Day? Tell me more. I’m all ears.”

Colleen Paige “founded National Dog Day in 2004 to honor dogs, to give them ‘a day’, to show our deep appreciation.”


“I’m on board. Bathe me in appreciation. And treats.”

As a kid I remember telling my mom the President had declared a National Children’s Day to promote and celebrate the well-being of youngsters. Her response? “That’s nice. Tell him every day is National Children’s Day. Now go mow the lawn.”

I hear echoes of my mom’s tongue-in-cheek response when I think about National Dog Day, but I’m all about celebrating pups every day. That’s why we hit the beach to spread the word.


“I don’t have any money…oh, you just wanted to tell me about National Dog Day? Whew.”


Living every day like it’s National Dog Day

Most importantly, National Dog Day has been a great resource to raise awareness for adoptions.


Petfinder.com teamed with the band American Authors to create an awesome new music video feauturing adopted pups. Check out the premiere on Petfinder later today!


Here’s to the dogs, today and every day

Unlike punk-kid-me, our dogs never asked for a special day in their honor. And also unlike punk-kid-me, they absolutely deserve one. Happy National Dog Day!

Comments for Happy National Dog Day!

  1. Elyse says:

    I DID know it was National Dog Day — I once had to lobby for one of these commemoratives (The Oil Heat Centennial — did you celebrate?) and I’ve found them hilarious. So I pay attention!

    But really, with a good pup, every day is National Dog Day for me!

  2. Jan & Rusty says:

    I did not know it was National Dog Day! And it’s my Rusty’s birthday today, too. Hey, Rusty .. Ms. Paige created National Dog Day the year you were born! For you and all the wonderful doggies everywhere. The best 10 years of my life! Now Eko and Penny can have an extra treat to celebrate your birthday. 🙂

  3. Happy National Dog Day to you, I hope this day is as special and fabulous as you!

  4. Everyday is international dog day in blogville heehee :p

  5. you are so right Will! It should be EVERY DAY! With the wonderful care and attention you give your dogs, you are the perfect role model for sure!! Loved the photo about not having any money BOL!! Happy National Dog Day!

  6. Victoria says:

    Happy National Dog Day – i think i’ll make pumpkin, peanut butter biscuits for their treats tonight!

  7. PigLove says:

    Happy National Dog Day my friends! What a wonderful day to celebrate and have some fun. Will you make me an honorary dog for the day so I can celebrate with you? Party is on me – XOXO – Bacon

  8. Kyla says:

    Penny, it’s Nat’l DOG Day, not PUPPY day.

  9. Emmadog says:

    Every day is dog day at our pad…Mom says her life is the dogs, but we are all happy with it. Eko and Penny are so cute on the beach!

  10. audrey says:

    One fun thing about your blog, amongst many other things of course, is your captions, how you ‘interpret’ Eko and Penny’s thoughts makes my day!! Thank you.

  11. how cool is that about pet finder to team up with American Authors to do a adopted pet video, Your pictures are great! enjoy the day.

  12. coastingnz says:

    ha-ha – that is excellent. I’ll be sure to tell my boys – they will be delighted. Although how to spoil them more than they already are – that is a hard call. They start their morning after breakfast with bed snuggles….. say no more…….

  13. Happy National Dog day Eko, Penny and Dutch!

  14. You get the best shots! Happy pooch day all around.

  15. Mom says clearly she was a punk-kid too because she had the exact same conversation with her mom and she got the exact same response. Personally we think there is a conspiracy theory hiding in that little incident … just sayin’.


    Wally & Sammy

  16. Nikitaland says:

    Happy Doggie Day! Beautiful and awesome photographs of some really happy doggies!

  17. Little Penny is growing with every post! I feel like a horrible mother. I did not take kahlua out for his day 🙁 All I did was a measly FB pupdate! I think he deserves to go shopping to his fav. pet store today. And maybe a post documenting this!

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