Aug 26, 2012

Black and White Sunday and National Dog Day

Hap-Pee Black and White Sundae
Every Buddy
 National Dog Day

An Animal Welfare Holiday to Adopt and Honor Pets

"Some go into law enforcement. Some go into medicine. But they all appreciate a good belly rub. Whether they're saving lives or simply enriching them, rescue dogs, police dogs, therapy dogs and family dogs are selflessly devoted to making the world and their homes a better place. But with four million adoptable animals put down every year, many dogs never get the chance to put their big hearts to use.

 August 26 is National Dog Day, a holiday to celebrate dogs and all that they do for us, and to welcome those in need into our lives through animal rescue.

 National Dog Day founder Colleen Paige was inspired to create the holiday after looking at a coffee table book that depicted the horrors and triumphs of 9/11 without a single mention of the hundreds of rescue dogs who put their lives on the line at Ground Zero to help the emergency crews.

"The lack of attention for what these dogs endured and accomplished made me weep," said Paige. "It also made me realize all that they do, unconditionally, and how so many are abused and abandoned. I felt that they needed a day of recognition, a day for us to say "thank you" for saving our lives, lowering our blood pressure, guiding our blind, protecting our streets, our homes and our families, and to show our appreciation by helping to celebrate them and save lives in return."  

With the support of the Animal Miracle Network, National Dog Day has grown annually with events expanding as far as Puerto Rico, England and Italy. Affiliates are welcomed to host their own National Dog Day events ranging from dog shows, walkathons and photo contests to picnics, adoption drives and fairs.

If you're already a proud pet owner, take some time on National Dog Day to show your dog how much you appreciate him. Paige's recommended holiday activities include having a picnic at a dog park, inviting the neighborhood dogs over for a pool party, coordinating a costume parade on your street, taking your dog shopping to pick out a new toy and planning a pet-friendly getaway.

If you're looking to give a homeless dog a loving home, visit to meet your new best friend. With pet adoption, you'll find that National Dog Day will be the first of countless great ones to come.
Colleen Paige is the Editor-in-Chief of Pet Home magazine. Visit and for more information.
Me wants to ded-e-cate dis pawt of me postee to me couzin, CHASE....da K-9 Cop in Michigan. 
Him has him's very own car!

Wit hims name on it!
Him has to twain wit me peep brudder, da Cop!
Him likes to chase da bad guys!
You's gotta be good 'round dis guy or you could end up as lunch!

 When him is not workin',
him likes to play jus' like you and me!
Him likes to come to Florida to visit me!
How does him unwind after a hard day at work??
Him told me da secret.
Him likes to med-i-tate!
Sure you isn't jus' nappin, Big Guy?

 I luvs you, Cousin Chase!
Thank you's fur keepin us safe!
 On anudder note:
Please keep your paws crossed fur everyone in da path of
Hurry-Cane I-Sick
(Dat would includes teenie weenie me)
Keeps your eyes on da skies and gwab me if you sees me flyin' by!
And if you suddenly stop hearin' from probably lost me inner-nut but me WILL BE BACK!


Dexter said...

We're worried about that hurry cane too! Hope everybody is going to be OK.

Detective Chase sure looks like one tough cookie, but nice to see he knows how to enjoy a good meditation.


Lovable Lily said...

We hope that you all remain safe Amber during the Storm! We're watching the path of it as Mommy is worried about their house down there.

What a great postie about National Dog Day! And we love how you featured Chase too. He sure is handsome. We will keep our paws crossed that he always remains safe with your brudder.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are ALL so PROUD of CHASE and his Dad fur keepin Everybuddy SAFE. I am glad that he has a way to UNWIND after his work.
I am really worried YOU... I have been watching that nasty Isaac and I HOPE you will be SAFE. We will WORRY until we hear that he has BLOWN AWAY.

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for sharing Chase's story. He sure is one tough pup. Stay safe my little friend (and all your sibs too). That picture of you swirling in the wind looks scary!


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

My dearest Amber,

I is so scared for my girl. Of course I'd catch you if you flew by but why don't I fly over there right now on my magic bumble bee and bring you to Texas until this is all over.

Great post!!

Stay safe.........your Weenie

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy National Dog Day!! We liked meeting Chase!

We're glad the storm is headed west of us, but we're purring and praying for those in it's path.

The Florida Furkids

Ruby said...

Oh, Chase does have some impressive pearly whites there! He is a cutie patootie!! Kudos to him for the amazin' cop work he does! I will be keepin' my paws crossed that that meanie hurry-cane misses your homestead completely! Stay safe my friend!
Happy Dog Day!



Ziggy Stardust said...

Amber, thanks for celebrating with me!! Please stop back, as (lazy)Mommy was late with posting our Dog Day post. The pawty is at my place. I love your post for your very impawtant Couzin Chase, what a brave guy he is. I live in Michigan and I feel safer knowing he is here. I am crossing paws that you are safe from the storm, you can come and visit me. Mommy is saying a prayer that you are safe.

Loveys Sasha

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Cousin Chase is such a handsome boy and what wonderful work he does - thanks to him and his trainer for all their good efforts.

Happy National Dog Day to you too! Nice B & W Sunday pic.

Stay safe, we hope Isaac blows far away.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

What Remains Now said...

I know you are so proud of Cousin Chase. What a wonderful tribute to this topnotch working dog. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you weather the storm. I need to go check the status.

ShellePenn said...

Happy National Dog Day to you, too.
And your B&W picture is gawjus!! :) But any picture of you is just gawjus, isn't it!

Have a happy Sunday!

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby

Molly the Airedale said...

Cousin Chase is sure one handsome boy!
Our paws are crossed that you and your peeps are safe from Issac, Amber!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for introducing us to Chase! He looks like one tough doggy!

Stay safe! By the way, we are still laughing at your picture of you flyin' by! We sure hope that doesn't happen to you!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Happy BnW SUNDAY. WOW!!! a K( Cop, Super COOL! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

Happy Dog Day!
Your cousin is amazing!
I hope you all are going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Dachshund Nola said...

We're worried about that hurricane too. You stay SAFE!

Matilda the Boxer said...

Wow, Chase, I feel safer just knowing you're out there! Thank you for all the work you and your human do.

We'll keep our paws crossed and our eyes open to grab a little weenie dog if she comes flying by!

Unknown said...

Have a great Monday and we loved you last pic.
Best wishes Molly

Remington said...

Awesome post! Hope you are safe from the storm....take care, my friend!

My Mind's Eye said...

Next time you bark to Chase tell him we said THANKS too
and Happy Nat'l Dog day
Hugs Madi your BFFF

My Mind's Eye said...

PS we hope and purr that nasty hurricane runs into something that will slow it down!!
hugs madi

Sweet William The Scot said...

Amber - I am outside with my butterfly net watching for you to go by. If you fly over Cincinnati I will catch you. Stay safe my friend.
Good post.
Sweet William The Scot

White Dog Blog said...

Stay safe and anchored down, Sweet Friend! We are sending our strongest White Dog positive energies to you and all of our friends that the Hurricane passes you by without and damage.

We, too celebrated National Dog Day and think your tribute to Chase was wonderful!

Jans Funny Farm said...

You will not fly away, Amber. Your mom would cry, so you aren't allowed. Isaac will just have to leave you alone. And we hope everyone in the storm's path will be safe.

Your cousin Chase is one of the good guys.

The Daily Pip said...

Hoping that Hurricane turns and blows out to sea.

Your pal, Pip

Suka said...

hey Amber,

Great B/W photo. Just ate a tasty treat? ;->

Your cousin Chase is a very handsome feller! And very brave! But scary!!! I may be a big Alpha Male but I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those jaws. Yikes! Thanks for being out there catching the bad guys, Chase! You are pawsome!

Amber, if the hurricane blows you this way you are welcome to hang with me, and then a Kansas tornado can send you back home. BOL!


Anonymous said...

Chase sounds like a pretty good guy to have around :)

Glad Isaac isn't gonna blow you away Amber BOL! No really. Very glad you're safe :)

Waggin at ya,

Cotton said...

Love the black and white! Those teefs in one of the pickchers scared me at first! But I's a brave boy :)

Maggie Mae and Max said...


We is SO happy dat I-Sick missed you. Our furiends in NOLA are ridin' da storm out in dere home so mom is worried 'bouts dem.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Asta said...

I am cwossing my paws fow you to stay safe and not have that howwid Huwwy Cane come neew you
youw cousin Chase is soopew Cool and a hewo
Give him one of my smoochies when you see him next
lots of smoochie kisses fow you

Bassetmomma said...

boy, your cousin chase is one special guy! :)

Brian said...

Om my goodness, how did I miss your wonderful post? Too much catnip! Happy National Dog Day!

Stewey said...

Love your black & white pic!
Cousin Chase is amazing!
Happy National Dog Day!

White Dog Blog said...

Thank youso very much for your awesome words of encouragement. We are fighting for Tucker and Benji and others like them. Momma used the photo you sent and made up a Tribute for your amazing warrior brother who keeps fighting so hard. We included lots of his entire life story because he is truly a hero.Eryday we ask the Universe to give Benji strength and stamina in his fight. We are proud to Walk with both Tucker and Benji!

Oskar said...

I'll catch you if you fly by my house!

I'm in Michigan, maybe I'll get to meet your brother!

Nubbin wiggles,

Rama's Mama said...

That is a great bw photo of you! I think it would be great for Tongue Tuesday! Just sayin'. ;-)

And your cousin Chase is so cool! HIS OWN CAR! Wow!