Honoring Dogs For All They Do For Us . . .

Aug 26th

I am back from a fun filled weekend with my hubby, son, his girlfriend and her 4 year old boy.  I’d forgotten how wonderfully energetic little guys of that age are!  Together we all made some fun new memories and tucked away some precious ones that we will treasure forever.  For all of the fun though, it is nice to be home.  You don’t realize how much a hot shower and flushing toilet are appreciated until your bath options are handy wipes or a cold river, and a rancid vault toilet.  You also realize just how limited your lung capacity is while trying to hold your breath in that same toilet! Gag!  The sound of the river flowing by as you fall asleep, conversation around the campfire, and walking the trails along some beautiful waterfalls make the lack of amenities so worth it.

So what do we have to celebrate today? (besides a hot shower and cozy, bed of course!) 

National Dog Day – Dogs are amazing.  Most people will agree on that, so today we focus our attention on honoring dogs for all that they do for us.  They make our lives better by giving us unlimited love and acceptance, and their sweet faithful companionship fills us with contentment and our hearts with happiness.  Just seeing their faces and wagging tails when they hear us coming home from work is an incredible affirmation of their love.  Today was created not to just honor the dogs in our lives, but to put some focus and attention on the importance of rescuing dogs from homelessness and abuse.  I cannot imagine what causes a person to be so horrible that they would abuse a precious animal or a child, but there are so many dogs (other animals too of course!) who need someone to get them out of a bad situation and give them a loving, forever home!  Just think about all that dogs do for people . . . not only are they companions, but they help us out! Some are watchdogs for our safety, they help people be being service dogs, they aid in search and rescue, some become police officers! Today the goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year.  Please do whatever you can, not just today but every day, to help a dog in need.  These incredible furry friends deserve the best lives they could possibly have.

Women’s Equality Day – Today we commemorate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.  In 1971 Congress designated August 26th each year as “Women’s Equality Day”, to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920.  This amendment granted women the right to vote and was the culmination of decades of effort that date back to the first women’s rights convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.

This Day In History
55 BC – Julius Caesar’s Roman army invades Britain       

1920 –   26 U.S. Congress passes the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. 

Food Celebration of the Day

Eat Dessert First! – “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first,” is the quote attributed to American writer Ernestine Ulmer.  Think about it.  How often to we have a delicious dessert in mind, but having been raised that we have to eat dinner first, we end up being just too full to have dessert at all! Well, today is the day to break out of that rut, and eat your dessert first! If you have any room, go for dinner afterward.

Well, between the dogs and the desserts I can’t think of a better way to start a new work week, and the last week of August.  How did the end of summer come so fast?  Quick get your summer fun in now while you can!  I’ll have to think about that later though – for right now I have to get to work!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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