I’ve been watching the news a lot lately. I heard it through the dogvine that some of my fellow four-leggers were in a bit of a pickle down in some place called Texas. And you know I’m always up for helping my fellow canines out of a bind if I can.
As I was watching (I asked Mom to turn the TV to one of those stations that go on and on about something called “breaking news”), I sadly saw that many of my brethren (and yes, some cats too) have been missing or left homeless by the flooding. But I was also happy when they showed that a lot of them were being rescued. I hope the missing ones are found and reunited with their loved ones and the homeless ones find a home again.
I wish I could help, but I’m a dog and I live in California, which is a long way from Texas. But Mom told me there are lots of ways our two-legged friends can help. You can donate to the SPCA of Texas and the Red Cross. I heard you can even donate $10 by texting the word HARVEY to 90999.
Also, Mom gave me hand me on these too, because she knows I want to help in any way I can. So check out these other ways too:
Well, September is upon us and it’s a pretty full of big events, like the autumn equinox, Labor Day and the 9/11 Anniversary Day. I know I griped the last couple of months about the lack of days dedicated to us canines, but I’m happy to report there are a number of dog days (excuse the pun!) in September.
National Dog Week is Sept. 24-30, while Deaf Dog Awareness Week is Sept. 24-30; Sept. 10 is National Pet Memorial Day and National Hug Your Hound Day; Sept. 16 is Puppy Mill Awareness Day and Responsible Dog Ownership Day; AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day is Sept. 22; and Sept. 23 is National Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day. What dog would go into politics these days? Crazy!
September has its share of important days in addition to autumn equinox (the 22nd), Labor Day (the 4th) and the 9/11 Anniversary Day. There’s International Day of Charity on the 5th; Stand Up To Cancer Day on the 8th; Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance on the 11th; Greenpeace Day and
National POW/MIA Recognition Day on the 15th; Mexican Independence Day (no, it’s not Cinco de Mayo); Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on the 17th; National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on the 18th; International Day of Peace on the 21st; National Gold Star Mother’s Day on the 24th; National Voter Registration Day on the 26th; National Women’s Health and Fitness Day on the 27th; and National Family Health and Fitness Day USA on the 30th. Whew!
But of course, like other months, it has it’s silly days too. How about National Chicken Boy’s Day (1st)? What is that? National Ants on a Log Day is on Sept. 12 and the next day it’s National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day. National Crush a Can Day is the 27th. And who could forget Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th?
And there’s even a couple of days just for Mom and Dad. For Dad, there’s National Beer Lover’s Day on the 7th and National Drink Beer Day is the 28th. For Mom there’s Wife Appreciation Day on the 17th, American Business Women’s Day on the 22nd and the 1st is Lazy Mom’s Day, which isn’t for lazy moms, but is a day for moms to be lazy. Although I don’t think Mom is going for that one, she’s way too busy!
Happy September all! And stay strong Texas!