Celebrate National Dog Day with Nikki!

August 23, 2011 sexyknees
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Me and my "puppy"

August 26th is a day which is set aside for us to let our furry, four-legged friends know that we love and appreciate their presence in our lives.  Undeniably loyal, unconditional with their love, and bearing a heart as big as the world, they are – in my mind – unquestionably humankind’s best friend.

Aside from keeping us company, dogs perform a number of noble public services for the very humble pay of Snausages or Pupperoni treats.  Our K-9 compatriots work selflessly alongside first responders to apprehend criminals, detect drugs, locate bombs, and rescue people from collapsed buildings or other wreckage.  They also assist the blind and disabled, and provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement/nursing homes, schools, people with learning difficulties, and stressful situations, such as disaster areas.

National Dog Day is also a time to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year.  Instead of buying purebreds, select an imprisoned pup from the shelter (and then come back in the still of the night to release the rest!).  All kidding aside, it is a crime to allow kill shelters to exist. Help support the elimination of these terrible places by neutering/spaying your little friend to prevent unplanned litters.

The following is an excerpt from the National Dog Day website, which I encourage you to visit (http://www.nationaldogday.com/about.htm):

“National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban”.  Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man.  And while we feel that American’s have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills, and rather encourage those seeking new canine companions, to verify that they are buying from a reputable breeder, educate themselves about their dog’s breed and better yet – visit their local shelter or pure breed rescue group for a new furry family member that will be forever grateful.  Millions of dogs are killed each year because they are unwanted.  They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect.  Please consider adopting on National Day!”

So please join me in celebrating National Dog Day.  As an avid puppy fan, I will certainly appreciate your efforts to help honor our little friends and help save a life!

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