21 July 2010

Dog Article Notes

My friend, Matt, has been flying back and forth from Virginia for some work travel lately, and he read an airline magazine article that he shared with me. It's an article from Southwest Airlines Spirit, June 2010. The article contained several tips and resources for providing a happy life to your canine friend. Here are some that I really liked:

  • Keep a record of your dogs vaccination/veterinarian history in your car in case of emergency
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day is 24 June 2011 (just missed this year, although I really wonder about whether Lockheed Martin would allow me to bring Heidi into the office)
  • Doggie Days
    • 23 March - National Puppy Day
    • 28 March - International Guide Dog Day
    • April - Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Month
    • 1st Week of May - American Humane Association's Be Kind to Animals Week
    • 21 August - International Homeless Animal's Day
    • 26 August - National Dog Day
    • October - American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Dog Month
    • 2 December - National Mutt Day
  • Good Dog Books
    • "Dogs are from Neptune"
    • "Bones Would Rain from the Sky"
    • "The Other End of the Leash"
  • Therapy Dogs International website: tdi-dog.org
  • Run races with your dog: dogrundog.com
  • Train your dog to ring a bell by the door when they need to go outside
"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." -Louis Sabin

Thanks for sharing, Matt!

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