National Dog Day – A Charlie Guest Post

charlie and jager

Charlie and Jager

Did you know?
I’m sure YOU did!

Seems everyone knew!

It was all over Facebook and Twitter.

Seems everyone knew…. (sigh)
Except Mom.

Not sure how she could have overlooked the most wonderful day of the year…

Yesterday was National Dog Day!

August 26 – EVERY year!  DUH!!!

You knew – right?!!??

And as much as I hate to admit – I do need Mom’s opposable thumbs to help type as I dictate my – err- “regular” blog posts here.

So thank you, Debi, for asking about me to remind my Mom I am missed by our lifeinbetweener friends here!

Sheesh!  What is a dog to do?

Well – anyway –  how did you spend National Dog Day?

Even though Mom overlooked this important day, I have to admit – I had a glorious day!  My day included breakfast, naps, treats, donut time, jump on the bed time, a walk, dinner, some ear scratches and belly rubs, and a visit from the pizza delivery girl (it was Friday after all!).

What more could a dog want – right?

Here is a picture of me with one of my dog friends.  This is Jager.

Jager is just a puppy – not even a year old – (even though he is quite a bit bigger than me already!) – so I have a lot to teach him since I am already 2.  Jager can be a little bit annoying, but Mom tries to remind me that I was a pup once too (and annoying to older dogs – Really??!!).   And puppies are really “exuberant!”  They don’t quite understand when it is time to just “walk” versus time to “play.”  They don’t quite know when it is time to “quit.”  Pups don’t always understand boundaries and seniority and whose toys are whose, but I’ll teach him.  That’s what older dogs do with younger dogs.  It’s my job.  I like jobs.  It’s important to have a purpose.

We all have a purpose.  Isn’t that great to know?

Woofs & Wags,

Charlie is an adopted dog with brown eyes and a white-tipped tail who brings joy and laughter to his family and friends.  Charlie is a gifted writer, raving food critic, cat, chipmunk, and donut lover, and exceptionally photogenic model.  Some of his best friends are Mike theUPS Man, Cliff the Mailman, and ANYONE who delivers pizza to the house.   If you would like to read more guest posts by Charlie, simply type “Charlie” into the Search box at the top right hand corner of this link:   If you would enjoy a companion like Charlie, please consider pet adoption.


48 thoughts on “National Dog Day – A Charlie Guest Post

      • Thank you Charlie! I do have reason to celebrate but Bria is still a very sick little dog right now. I will be babying her all day and giving her her Meds and trying to get her to eat and get her strength back. You have a wonderful weekend and eat lots of dog treats and playing with your mamma.


  1. Oh I don’t think she forgot, Charlie. I think in Mom’s mind everyday is National Dog Day, especially with you around. Seems like you had a very special day which only seems to reinforce my point.
    But I know your game. You figure if you throw enough guilt her way she might make you a special treat today. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Great minds, we think alike..:)
    Say hello to Jäger for me..:)

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  2. Ahhh Charlie you are amazing, glad you had a great National Dog Day!!!! But you must give Mom a pass, she would never honestly forget this most important day…days just get ahead of Mom, especially with ALL the things your Mom does. So my suggestion is, give her a couple snuggles and lotsa kisses and I’m sure she’ll make up for her little “oops” a hundred times over!
    She, Marty & the Fam r soooo lucky to have you…and of course they couldn’t have found a more wonderful friend then you!!!!
    Have a special day,
    Char ❤

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  3. Oh Charlie you are such a forgiving dog aren’t you! In your Mom’s heart she adores you every day, so to her every day is your special day 😉 How nice of you to show young Jager the ropes! If he grows up to be like you he will be an Awesome dog! Have a great day!

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  4. I know what you are going through with Jager, Charlie, because Miss Money-Penny acts just like that. I have learned a LOT about manners and rules (and treats for tricks!) in my 13 years and she is just a wired-up bundle of energy and 1 1/2 years old. She doesn’t get treats as often as I do, ha! Love, Hannah Banana.

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  5. thank goodness Charlie! I was worried about you….thought you were off to Europe or went ‘walk about’ on us! Good to hear from you. Very glad to know you take your mentoring so intently…. how will these young pups know the ropes eh! lol I must say, you didn’t look overly impressed with his silly behaviour either. But, he’ll get there, before you know it! So impressed that you are such a tail wagger for the postie and the UPS man! your mom and dad did great with that 🙂 bye! til next time dear Charlie!

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    • You are so perceptive Ms. Debi. I love Jager’s visits, but sometimes it is a bit tedious!

      I haven’t gone anywhere – just busy here at my house greeting guests and chasing chipmunks away and lounging in the sun with the birds and playing donut with my Mom as much as I can talk her into it!

      Thanks for thinking of me! ❤ love charlie

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  6. I have a confession to make, Charlie! I forgot about National Dog Day, too! So don’t be too hard on your mom. You had a great day, regardless. Plus, think of the extra treats you’ll get now, just to ease her feelings of guilt.
    Keep up the good work teaching Jager manners! That’s such an important job, and I’m sure you’re great at it. And thank you mom for always giving shelter dogs a plug!!!

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