August 26th is a banner day. A banner day, I tell you.
On this very day, thirty somethingmumblemutter years ago, I was born. That in and of itself is nothing major, other than the fact that on this day every year without fail I go to Cold Stone and get ice cream.
What else happened today in history?
Let’s see. In 1303, someone named Ala ud din Khilji captures something called Chittorgarh. Great.
1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote. Now we’re cooking with gas!
I share a birthday with Chris Pine and Macaulay Culkin. Let’s ignore that. Who else? Albert Sabin, who developed the oral polio vaccine, and Mother Teresa. Excellent! No pressure!
And now, the clincher that confirms to me I was born on the right day of the year, I find out August 26th is National Dog Day, a day to reflect on our beloved canine pets and what they have meant to us.
From their home page:
National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
What an awesome thing. I love that this day has become even more meaningful to me and the things I hold dear.
They even have their own Crayola August 26th coloring pages! I know what I’m going to be doing today. Score!
Happy Birthday Dr. V! Enjoy your ice cream 😀
Ingrid King says
Happy Birthday – have a wonderful day! Cold Stone’s is the best – enjoy!
Happy birthday and happy dog day!
Happy Birthday to you Dr. V!!!
So if you birthday is the 26th and we’re already seeing a pic of your ice cream, does that mean you got up at…what time? 🙂
Dr. V says
I wish that were mine- I have to wait until after work 🙁
Happy Birthday to you and Happy Day to Brody!
Happy Barkday! Enjoy your Cold Stone.
Happiest of birthdays!
Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM says
Lots of good things here. National Dog Day is the icing on the cake. Have a great day!
Dr. V says
Thank you! Love the birthday punnage. 😀
Happy Birthday Dr. V!!!! Happy Dog Day to everyone! 😀
Happy Birthday! 🙂
Happy birthday! And from my cat, who probably appreciates that your blog is what finally made me go get her teeth looked at. *thumbs up*
Nom, Cold Stone. We only have a Marble Slab, here–good, but not AS good. Lucky duck.
Dr. V says
I am so tickled about your cat. 🙂 And Marble Slab is a pretty good substitute, methinks. 🙂
Georgia Jewel says
Happy Birthday, Dr. V!