National Hug Your Dog Day

Whether you own or owned a dog or were ever owned by a dog… or more than one, celebrate this day by hugging your dog… or somebody’s dog… or the memory of your dog. Dogs make us better people. (If only all dogs could say the same about all people.)

I simply know that when you hug your dog, you get love back more than tenfold. They love us unconditionally. We can learn a lot from a dog.


For example, let’s say that your dog misbehaved. Well, as Bandit always taught his four-footed, furry friends, put on a happy face. He knew it was very difficult for us to scold them when they look soooo happy. He also taught pooch pals to tilt their heads when we talk to them, because we really like it when it appears that they are listening so very intently to us. Hmmm… how to stay out of trouble was just one of the sassy skills that he shared.

Our Bandit taught us soooo much. I know, I know. He tried to hide all his information. We got a sneak peak at his book… “A Dangerous Book for Dogs… Train Your Human.” He did not want it to fall into human hands, lest we learn all those clever canine secrets. Regardless, he shared. And we learned. And smiled. Whether you grab a copy in paperback, digital format, or audiobook, hug your dog today and every day.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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