Every Dog Has its’ Day – This Year it’s August 26
As far as I’m concerned, it’s ALWAYS Brandy and Val Day in our house. On a national scale, August 26 is National Dog Day, where we publicly celebrate the love we have for our canine friends and recognize all the good they do for us and others–from the unconditional love and friendship they provide to the amazing skills some display n the workforce as search and rescue dogs, bomb sniffers, etc. It’s also a time to help spread awareness on all the dogs that need to be rescued from abuse and abandonment (but we do that all the time around here).
Since Brandy and Val are pet therapy dogs, out and about helping children, we’d like to make mention that educational programs are available to help your community or local school promote fire and travel safety for both you and your pet. Travel safety includes that while boating, camping, car and more so check out what’s available and make the world a safer place for all.
Know what’s REALLY cool? The Crayola Crayon Company is participating in the Dog Day act and if you visit their site, there are LOTS and LOTS of downloadable stuff your kids can do and crafts you can make with them. There are also ecards you can “color” customize and lesson plans. It’s a site I’ll go back to again and again because it’s so fun.
Engage everyone you know who loves and appreciates the power of the dog to honor the dog on its’ day.
Brandy and Val, through the sales of their books and toys, honors all dogs by donating a portion of their sales to animal sanctuaries and rescues around the country. Real Dogs with Real Tales doing good where good is needed!