Did you know that August 26th is National Dog Day and I’m talking about canines, not the kind we eat! Neither did I until a little Sparty told me. As a salute to our 4-legged friends, along with sharing the latest poster from Disney’s Frankenweenie (which comes out in theaters October 5), I though I would tell you about my favorite 4-legged friends, Rex and Wrigley.
Rex is my lovable 13-year old lab mix who’s only cares in life are finding a comfortable place to lay his arthritic bones, an occasional meal (old age has made him a picky eater) and complete avoidance of all things that resemble cameras (including iPhones & the reason I have no decent pictures of him). He’s the dog that I drug out from under the porch steps because I knew no one else would rescue him. He’s also the dog that has been with me through the good and bad times and who knows exactly when I need a gentle lick on the hand.
Wrigley is the polar opposite of Rex. She’s neurotic. She has major separation anxiety and for some reason has deemed herself my protector (as if I need protecting…). She’s 7 years old but still acts like a puppy and is food-obsessed. Originally she was purchased (yes, hanging my head in shame, all my other dogs were rescues) to be my husband’s duck hunting dog. After two months of training, she’s never a hunted a day in her life and I’m perfectly fine with that. As neurotic as she is, she’s super patient with my daughter and for that, I will always love her.
“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” -Roger Caras
So Happy National Dog Day to all the canines out there who are taking care of their humans as best they know how!