Oh, how exciting! Wednesday is National Dog Day! We’re going to celebrate all that’s right with the world because of dogs.
And spend money.
We’re going to show our dogs how much we love them by buying them treats and toys. We’ll get them groomed and smelling good. We’ll commission art so the world can remember our beloved pets long after we’re all gone.
It’s totally fucking ridiculous.
Oh, not the dog thing. I think dogs deserve a day. In fact, I think they deserve all the holidays set aside for them, from National Dog Week at the end of September to Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October, to Take Your Dog to Work Day in June to National Mutt Day in December. (source: gone-ta-pott.com)
To be clear, National Dog Day isn’t about dogs at all. It’s about dog-related businesses getting you to buy their stuff.
Because if you have to have a holiday to remind you of all that your best friend has done for you, you’re not much of a friend to your dog.
Oh, and while you’re at it, you can celebrate ME! too, because this is my 1200th blog post! YAY!!!!