National Dog Day!
Hi everyone! Do you know what today is? It’s National Dog Day! So I’m going to take the opportunity to tell you all about my canine companions and help to spread the word about this day for our best friends!
So this is Max, he was my old guy. He passed a couple years ago at the age of 15. He was a purebred Siberian Husky. My dad used to breed them so after we moved away from Kentucky and our previous dogs died (one from Cancer, the other got hit by a car) we got Max. This guy escaped I don’t know how many times. He ate birds and he peed in the house but he was the friendliest dog and he loved everybody. Unless you messed with his food. Then he hated you. He was also terrified of storms, so much that even when he was old the sound of thunder and rain would wake him up in the middle of the night and my mom would have to camp out in the living room with him so he wouldn’t be scared. I jumped out in front of a car to save him, and we pretty much grew up together.
We got him when I was ten years old, and he died when I was twenty five.
It broke my heart to put him down but we did the thing that was best for him, I guess. He was like my furry brother, my baby. Everything. He would sit with me outside while I did my homework, he played tag with me and when he was older and couldn’t get around as much, I slept in the room next to him and was often up with him several times a night. When we were younger, there were times when I would wake up late at night and listen to him howl. It was one of the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard.
I have his ashes in a nice urn on my desk, and every so often he will visit me in my dreams. He drove me crazy (if you have a Siberian, you understand. lol) but he was the love of my life. I hope to have another red and white someday~
The second is my dog, Maggie.
Maggie is my Chow/Shepherd mix. I got her from a shelter when she was 6 months old. Her previous owner abandoned her after owning her for a few months and I’ve had her now for about 5 years. She’s super smart but she has some issues. I think she’s more of a one person dog, so I can’t wait to have a place where she can stretch her legs and not worry about other dogs being around so much.
I call Maggie my shadow, because she is usually at my heels and when she isn’t, she’s not that far away. I got Maggie at a time when I needed her the most and she needed me, and in a way she helped me to heal during a difficult time. She’ll be making a move to England with me next year!
Want to know more about National Dog Day? You can visit their Official Website to find out and learn about what makes this day so important!
So, give your best friend a hug, throw a ball, take out their favorite brush and scratch them in that place just behind the ears while they curl up and watch TV with you! Let’s show some appreciation for our four legged soul mates!