I'd planned to make a design including some of my favourite
dog paintings, but I worked on a portrait of a person all
afternoon, and to celebrate the perfect weather, we took
our dog for a walk, and I sang Happy National
Dog Day to her to the tune of Happy Birthday. She normally
barks her way through Happy Birthday, but like any
9 year old she was embarrassed, and so was Steven even
though no one heard me.
Here's a post from 2020, which says it all:
"People who are lucky enough to have dogs for pets, have
companions who insist on joy. The current virus has left us
isolated to a great degree and stuck in our homes watching a
continuous loop of the news. And most of that news is soul
That’s where dogs come in. Play and fun are two elements that are
absolutely necessary for a dog. And it’s impossible to play with a dog
without feeling happy. The horrors of the news, the sadness friends and
family are experiencing, the state of the world, all recede. It’s as
much fun as playing with a toddler, but a dog never grows up in the human
sense. I am eternally grateful to our dog."
Happy National Dog Day Sally.
Have a loving your life day.