Friday, August 26, 2011

National Dog Day - Postcard Friendship Friday #78

 
When I was a little girl I had a stuffed Cocker Spaniel I named Fluff.  Fluff still lives--in a keepsake box full of childhood treasures.  I've had many dog friends over the years.  It is a compliment when I say our little cat, Princess Twinkle Toes, has dog characteristics.  I would never tell her, so Shhhhhh...."

Just this morning I saw the news article of a dog named Hawkeye, who, even as Navy Seal Jon Tumilson, lay in his coffin during his memorial service -- would not leave his master's side.  Poignant, amazing and incredible is the love of a Dog. 

In the United States, National Dog Day has two goals.  The first is to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse.  The second is to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, some seek out bombs and drugs. Others can sniff out cancer, still others protect citizens as they serve on the police force in k-nine units.

National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time".  To learn more about this wonderful group, contact the National Dog Day Foundation.

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13 comments:

Debs said...

oh! if ONLY i'd known this before i wrote a post on a completely different theme! i adore dogs and have had several over the years...wonderful post!

Anglers Rest said...

Me too, actually. Just reading about your childhood toy reminded me of a toy that I had....I feel a blog post coming along soon!

Joy said...

One cute spaniel. Nice to have a day to celebrate dogs, they give so much pleasure.

Happy Blue Thoughts said...

That is such a cute dog!

Dorincard said...

Quite a lovely postcard! :)

Postcard Journeys said...

what an adorable little dog!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Dogs are such wonderful friends. Cats are OK too. :)

Heather said...

Nice card. We had our dog for just over two years and I am amazed at how much he wormed his way into our lives. Unfortunately we had to put him to sleep the end of July. An extremely difficult decision.

Mommy Rubz said...

We have lots of dogs here in our place. We also have a lot of cats and kittens. Sometimes I felt we are an animal shelter. ^_^

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www.dakotaboo.com said...

Great postcard. I've managed to keep with the canine theme. Happy PFF!

Aimee Dars said...

I didn't know it was National Dog Day! How wonderful - great postcard.

Sreisaat said...

I had stuffed dogs, too, before our parents gave us a real dog as pet. Now that I'm an adult and married, I have two dogs and they're such great companions to me, very loyal, sweet and protective. I love the idea of a national dog day!


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MrCachet said...

I'm back from DialUpDesert AKA The Farm. I'll try to hit everybody for a dose of Eye Candy. As always, thanks for being the Hostess!