Monday, August 25, 2014

“Dogs are the magicians of the universe.”

“Dogs are the magicians of the universe.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

       Founded in 2004, "National Dog Day" is celebrated by animal lovers around the globe on August 26th of each year.  Created by author and animal behaviorist, Colleen Paige, the day has been designated to promote rescue shelter awareness, dog adoption and celebrate the human-canine connection. It's a special day to honor and appreciate dogs that assist our Armed Forces and emergency services,  dogs who serve as guide and companion canines as well as the dogs who share our lives as part of our families.
     Most importantly, August 26th is a day to act, a day to continue education and rescue efforts,  preventing abuse and neglect of these beautiful animals. The goal of the "National Dog Day Foundation" is to save the lives of at least 10,000 a year. 
     Did you know?

Dogs can be trained to sniff out cancer and other diseases in humans. Mysteriously, dogs can predict epileptic seizures and it's been scientifically proven they can detect fluctuations in our blood sugar. 

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