Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's National Dog Week! Time to Celebrate & Appreciate Our Best Friends

"Woooo, guys, it's National Dog Week!"
Even though every day here at our house it is a "dog day," this week does mark the official National Dog Week, a great time to reflect back on our dogs' lives (as in our photo here when Wolf was a pup!) and just how much joy they bring to us each and every day. So what's a holiday without a celebration??? 

Last year's blog we had fun celebrating, and now it's the perfect excuse again to don some party hats, cue up the music, order in some pizza or BBQ up some yummy food to share with your furkids, and don't forget the vanilla ice cream cake! Any holiday is an official cause to celebrate with our FiveSibes!

But, before we get too carried away with's a very interesting National Dog Week Blog, by author Lisa Begin-Kruysman, to check out some great facts, trivia, art, and points about the origins of the week. You can also check out the National Dog Week Facebook page.

According to Express News' pet columnist Cathy Rosenthal, the founding forefathers of National Dog Week created seven objectives in 1928 for National Dog Week that still hold true today:
  1. A good home for every dog.
  2. Elimination of stray dogs from the street
  3. Better-informed dog owners
  4. Consideration for dogs and all animals
  5. Emphasis of the dog’s use as companion and protector
  6. Fair laws for dogs and dog owners
  7. Respect for the rights of non-dog owners

So during this official week of the dog, may all of us pet parents recommit ourselves to the reasons we brought furkids into our homes and lives and remember that they love us we should love them. Let's all give our furbabies a big heartfelt "thank you" for their love, patience, devotion, and undying loyalty (with an extra hefty side dose of kisses!) 

This is also a perfect time to visit lonely shelter dogs and brighten their day, and to also remind ourselves that if we witness a pet being abused or neglected to report it so that the animal may have a chance at a forever happy home and knowing what love and being a dog is really all about.

I hear the music...I hear the's time to start celebrating! Oh, I see my happy Huskies have already started...without me!

Happy National Dog Week!


  1. Hey Fivesibes!
    Wow, you guys are having a blast together! Great wooozoomies! Happy Dog Week to your whole pack.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  2. Happy Dog Week gang, and that first photo is totally gorgeous!

  3. Thank you, thank you - see - we have been trying to tell Mom there really was a reason for her to give us some of our favorite duck jerky more than once a week - every day would be more like it.

    Love your pic.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. Happy National Dog Week! Such AWESOME spinning in that video!! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  5. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the notion of at least a week dedicated to the dogs of the world.

  6. What a Siberific good time! "Week of the Dog"? Huh, who knew?

    jack & moo

  7. That is a lot of energy going on there! Happy Dog Week to you and the team. btw, Thanks for the great comments, I think I accidentally deleted one because I was writing a response and hit something and everything disappeared! oops. And thanks for being excited about the book. When it comes out, can I get a great big woooooooooooo?

  8. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  9. You guys sure know how to celebrate. :)