Friday, August 26, 2022

National Dog Day

Sally the dog
Acrylic on canvas
5 x 7 inches 
Barbara Muir © 2014

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.

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