Apologies to dog lovers as I didn’t realize there was a National Dog Day until I read about National (or International or World) Cat Day earlier today. As I mentioned in Happy National Cat Day, we owned more dogs than cats when I was growing up. I didn’t mention they tended to be German Shepherds or Dachshunds with an occasional Heinz 57 mutt. One of my aunts, technically a half-aunt for those who are genealogy purists, preferred Chihuahuas. Looks like somebody needs to add a Wikipedia article for the event as I didn’t find one. There is a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NationalDogDay/, and a Twitter account: https://twitter.com/NationalDogDay. In an interesting twist, in today’s live stream on Americana’s Kickstarter campaign – you can see the replay at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/americana-1, somebody suggested having a dog Role-Playing Game (RPG).
You can learn more about National Dog Day at https://www.nationaldogday.com/. I fell in love with Dalmatians after reading this book by Dodie Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred_and_One_Dalmatians, much better than the Disney versions. A big difference is the original book had four (4) adult dogs and 97 puppies. As much as I would love to have a Dalmatian, I have never had one aside from stuffed animals and other memorabilia.