Today is National Dog Day! It is one of the celebrations that excites me more : ) not only because I have a lovely furry angel (and two that are now in dog's heaven) but because dogs deserve to have a Big Celebration.
It is not only their beauty or the blast we have playing with them, it is about all the Love they give us unconditionally, the special connection we have that can't be explained with words. It is about having an angel at home who brightens your day every day or seeing someone else dog at the park giving you that look that makes you feel like hugging the 4 legged smiley friend.
But this day is also about the dogs that are not fortunate to have a family or that are abused and neglected, to make everything in our hands to stop other people to be cruel and to help doggies in need. Every little help is huge, anything we can do and the sum of small of big efforts, will make a difference.
Here are some ideas of things you can do to help:
• Organize a Dog Party and ask your friends, family and neighbors to bring their pets for treats and fun as well as food for donation to animal shelters.
• Choose one (or more) organization, national or local and donate whatever you can (one month worth of savings from coffee or snacks, the earnings of a garage or ebay sale) or if you are fortunate to have a good job, something more : )
• Share all the posts that you can about helping animals on Facebook or Twitter, social media is really powerful!
• If you are ready to commit to a long term-forever love relationship, adopt a dog! I know some friends that adopted and now their lives changed in so many and positive ways.
Post a comment and share some ideas on how we can help doggies (and other animals) in need.
These pictures are from my angels, Winnie is 12 years old.
Camila got her wings to fly when she was 16,
and Samantha (her mom) when she was 12 but they will be always here.
I found these 2011 video from Thomas University about National Dog Day. Enjoy it!
Do you have dogs? What are their names? Leave a comment and tell a story about them : ) Happy National Dog Day to your Friends!