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National Hug Your Hound Day / National Grandparents Day / National Pet Memorial Day

donmdonm Posts: 9,785 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Today was chock full of candidates for National Day. I found it difficult to eliminate the following three.

National Hug Your Hound Day.

This day encourages you to look at life through your dog's perspective. Maybe even get down on the ground, if you can. Go where your dog goes, try to see what he/she sees. There may be dangerous things - broken toys that can be swallowed, dangerous chemicals that are reachable, etc. Try to make your hound's environment as safe and inviting as possible.

National Dog Memorial Day

Losing a pet can be as stressful as losing a loved one. Pets can offer so much to us...love, amusement, comfort etc that many experience authentic grief when our dog dies. This day encourages us to create some type of memorial to that special pet - as a reminder of all that the pet provided for us.

National Grandparents Day

No need to list all that grandparents can provide for us. If you still have living grandparents, try to spend the day with them if possible. Give them a call or a skype. Let them know how much they mean to you. If they are no longer living, spend a few moments recalling your fondest memories of them. Our lives would not be the same without what they provided.

Whether pleased or disappointed by yesterday's game. today returns us to the "real" world for a moment.

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