Today is National Dog Day. This is the day hoomans celebrate us. But also to remind them that there are still many dogs out there that needs home.
Despite the rain, we came together to play and to celebrate.
Yup! This is what we do! We are very lucky dogs – we live in homes that love us. And amongst us are two who didn’t have a lucky start but have since been given a new lease of life.
Winston, who had a confusing first years but now has not only a loving home but an inseparable brother, Theo.And our little George, “Le Mutt” who came from the streets of Hungary and today this is our little George today – happy as can be, full of beans and life of the party!
Not defeated by weather, but the hoomans decided we should take shelter in the Summer Pavilion while it is still there.
May’s Comment: Thank you everyone for joining us at our rainy August Meet – which coincided with National Dog Day!
Despite the rain, we had 15 pooches – we have yet to be defeated by weather. But after awhile, we decided to take shelter in the Summer Pavilion – might as well since it’s there.
This time we had an unusual group photo/video.
There were other people in the Pavilion so we found lined them up against the summer pavilion by Frida Escobar. Excuse the “SIT and STAY commands”!!! LOL!
L-R: Theo (cavachon), Winston (pooschon), Freddie, Darcy, Mac, Maisy, George (Le Mutt), Bella, Teddy (cavapoo), Mossy, Cara, Coco, Indie (toy poodle), Napoleon (toy poodle), Crumpet (labradoodle)
Because we took shelter in the Pavilion, we missed Uka and Oggy!!! So we really had 17 pooches even on a rainy day.
But it was lovely to be able to sit and chat with each other. A rather unusual and fun photo when we all sat down for a tete-a-tete in the Pavilion.Lovely group of doodle owners – all brought together by the love of our dogs.
Even though we celebrate all dogs every day, the mission of this day is to remind us that there are a lot of dogs in need of a home. They need to be rescued.
National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige. She is a pet and family lifestyle expert and animal advocate, who has also founded days such as National Mutt Day, National Puppy Day, and National Cat Day. The day happens to take place on the anniversary of the day when her family adopted their first dog when she was ten. National Dog Day is for all dogs, both purebred and mixed, and the mission of the day is to raise awareness about the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, as well as to acknowledge the role dogs have played to keep us safe and bring us comfort. Dogs work with law enforcement, are eyes for the blind, and help the disabled, and they enrich our lives in a myriad of ways.
National Dog Day is observed next on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. It has been observed annually on August 26th since 2004.