Today, dogs have really taken this to a new art form. The work their way into family portraits, convince us that they need raw food, steak, popcorn... whatever you've got... they are happy to help with. Yup, dogs are parasites. Of course in return, they give us sad and pathetic eyes. They give us reason to eliminate wads of cash from our wallets. They encourage us to stay home, bring in dog walkers, pay for daycare... really... anything they might on occasion want, desire or think about. Dogs are indeed parasites. And we wouldn't have it any other way. Nor, for that matter, would my dogs.
My dogs are a pretty unique pairing. One is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, the other, a Chihuahua. But there are so many other dogs out there who don't get to be a 'breed', but rather get classified as mutts. Today is Mutt's Day. A day to celebrate the diversity of these four legged, loving, taking, adorable dogs who are a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The mutt is a breed of its own, and whether or not the Kennel Clubs agree, I think they should be allowed to compete too. Some of the best looking and best behaved dogs I've ever met are indeed 'mutts', or cross-breeds, or half-breeds. Same can be said of some of the humans I know too - but don't call them mutts - they are better looking than most 'pure-breds', whatever that means.
Today is also Live Better Than Yesterday Day. I think this is something we should consider every day. Tomorrow is August, and though July can be one of the best months of the year, perhaps the next month will offer up some excitement too. Live better today than yesterday, next month better than this, and next year too. What a great plan for making sure that you get everything you can out of life. I'm in. And next month, I'll be in again. My dogs continue to live better and better day after day, why shouldn't we?