Celebrating the faith and loyalty of our beloved dogs once in a year? Let’s start a new tradition and celebrate our dogs on December 24 from now on. It would be great to celebrate our friends the day prior to Christmas all around the world.
Almost every day on the calendar, there is something to celebrate – from the well-known Valentine’s Day to Administrative Professionals Day and from Mother’s Day to National Grandparents Day in the U.S., along with many others in between. But there is no day that celebrates man’s best friend, our beloved dogs.
This must change, as dogs deserve to have all the attention at least one day in a year. After all, they give all of their attention and care to us 365 days a year. No other animal is so versatile in performing tasks to help humans or stands closer to us in our daily lives.
I chose this date because of the world famous story, “A Dog of Flanders,” written by Marie Louise de la Ramée, under the pseudonym “Ouida,” in 1872. In the tear-provoking story, an orphaned boy named Nello and his dog Pastrasche die on Christmas Eve, side by side in the Cathedral of Antwerp. “A Dog of Flanders” is famous in Japan and other Eastern countries, and it’s also been told in Hollywood films.
Please send this message around to your friends, via Facebook, Twitter and any other means, or just by forwarding this article to all your friends. Make translations as necessary to spread the news worldwide.
I hope that today World Dog Day will get into the news somewhere – or by preference everywhere – in the world. If you have a dog, you know he deserves it.
From now on, let’s turn December 24 into World Dog Day!