26 August 2015

Happy National Dog Day!

Photo by A. Piper Burgi

I believe that by now my readers know that I am an devoted dog parent, and my furry children play a most important role in my life. No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honour of this bond between human and canine, Dog Day is celebrated.

Take the time to appreciate the love that dogs bring to our daily lives and consider doing your bit for homeless and abused dogs in your community. Our canine friends do a lot for us. They keep us safe, work for emergency services,  and support people who are blind, deaf or disabled. This is an opportunity to give something back!

Ways to celebrate National Dog Day vary widely, from adopting a dog from a rescue organization to giving your dog a spa treatment at the pet salon. Donating blankets and food to a nearby animal shelter, or buying your furry companion a new toy or two or even ten also seem popular!

Not too long ago, my husband and I decided to foster a highly pregnant American White Shepherd. She recently gave birth to nine healthy little pups, and we are going to try our best to give them a good start in life. In the photo above you can see her catching up on some much-needed sleep during a rare, peaceful moment. 

The National Dog Day Foundation supports all sorts of breeds and varieties of dogs. They discourage everyone from purchasing a puppy unethical backyard breeders and puppy mills, but instead, support adoption from animal rescue organizations and reputable breeders.

So, celebrate your furry companions today, and their varied talents, by spending quality time with them, and by supporting dogs in need!

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Piper is the author of military lifestyle books and RV travel journals. When she isn't busy typing away on her computer, she can be found chasing after her furry children or holding on tightly to a good cup of coffee. Follow her on LinkedInFacebookGoodreads and Google+

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