Aug 23, 2008

National Dog Day

Today Addie has a play date with her new BFF Arwen. Arwen is a cute little girl that was hit by a car. She was in pretty bad shape when she arrived at our Vet's office. Her family could not afford the procedure's to make her better, and asked that she be put down. The loving staff at my Vet office and my Vet just couldn't do it her because she is such a sweet girl, so she is a clinic dog now that has been looking for a home for 3 months. Her injuries are all healed up now, although that poor baby will always have a limp.

My Vet has a huge dog park that they own, so today we are going to play with her. Addie also has a fun doggie bag for her full of treats and prizes! Addie and Arwen met at doggie daycare that is held at my Vet office and have become great friends. (Husband alert: Ron don't read this next line.) If they continue to get along so well, who knows what the future may hold. :) We will take lots of pictures and some video of their play date to share.

National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, saving their lives and often grieving the dead and dying they cannot save. For more information about National Dog Day please visit their website.

As far as Texas goes, some Sonic's are recognizing National Dog Day with something fun for dogs, but none of them are near us in Texas. Outside of that I found a few animal shelters that are encouraging adoptions today. If anyone has any fun Dog Day events to share, I would love to hear them.

Have a fur filled Saturday!!

2 Treats:

River said...

We didn't know about NDD!! And we have lots of Sonics around us. My mom will have to investigate this. Your vet's office is so wonderful to save Arwen. I hope you get to play with her a lot!

love & wags,

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We don't live in Texas and we don't have a Sonic. But we do have parents that love us very much. I guess that will have to do.

Princess Eva

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