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August News from Rockin’ Rooney

Can you believe it’s already August and almost the end of summer? We’re in the dog days now, well, at least through Aug. 11. And August is Admit You’re Happy Month, so just let your hair down and admit it, you’re happy! I certainly am.

Plus it has three of our household’s favorite days: for Mom, White Wine Day is Aug. 3 (and Pinot Noir Day is the 18th, take your pick, Mom), for Dad, Aug. 4 is International Beer Day; and for the six of us (yes, we are six now, believe it or not), there’s National Dog Day on Aug. 26. And it’s Family Fun Month, too, that’s an added bonus.

Not a bad month all in all, if you ask me. And there’s also Work Like a Dog Day on Aug. 5, which makes me laugh out loud. If by working you mean, working on our napping skills, working on emptying our food bowls and working on cajoling a sip of wine and some nice cheese from Mom, then we “work like dogs!”

The funny thing about August too is that there are no holidays. Not like the other months, which at least have one big one, or so it seems.

But it’s not as if there aren’t any days worth celebrating in August. There’s Assistance Dog Day on the 4th (all six of us are really big on assisting Mom and Dad whenever we can, although it’s not always appreciated, if you know what I mean); Friendship Day and Sisters Day on the 6th; Lazy Day on the 10th (my kind of day!); Relaxation Day on the 15th (not like Lazy Day at all!); National Honey Bee Awareness Day (very important according to my friend Jake of Carmel Honey Company — smart kid); Senior Citizen’s Day (that’s for you Mom and Dad); and Women’s Equality Day on the 26th, the same day as National Dog Day.

And then there’s Presidential Joke Day on Aug. 11. I don’t get it. Are we supposed to make jokes about the President on that day or is he supposed to make jokes on us? I suppose there’s a joke in there somewhere, but I’ll leave it up to you humans, who are so much better at that than I am. I don’t know anything about politics. I’m a dog, remember?

And the thing about August, too is that there are not a lot of weird/wacky days this month like other months. The weirdest ones I could find are Wiggle Your Toes Day on the 6th and Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day on the 8th, which actually doesn’t even sound that weird.

There’s also Race Your Mouse Day Around the Icons Day on the 28th, but that makes no sense to me whatsoever. Why would you want to do that even if you knew what it meant?

So, there you go. Say goodbye to the dog days of summer, say goodbye to summer before long (Labor Day is on Sept. 4), but above all, enjoy what you can with what’s left of summer. It ain’t over ’til it’s over!

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