It’s Try Not to Kill Your Dog Day!

I just made that up. Apparently, it’s not a real holiday. But wait for it. There is a much better one. Today, April 17, is Blah, Blah, Blah Day. That’s right! It’s copyrighted too! (So I suppose I should site the owners, Wellcat.com.) Blah, Blah, Blah Day is supposed to reference the Honey-Do list. Like, “Blah, Blah, Blah,” (insert your hubby’s name here) as he rolls his eyes at you.

It got me thinking about how this day and other lunatic ideas got to be listed as a celebration. Turns out, all you have to do is register your holiday with the US Copyright office. The next step is to get it into the book – Chase’s Calendar of Events. Those folks are fussy however, and in order to get a listing, you have to prove it is a real day. You’ll need documentation, or photos, or theme parties, something to prove it is not theoretical.

How about Let’s Get Drunk Day. I’m positive I could provide the necessary supportive images to prove that is a thing. What about Game of Thrones Day? That probably should have been on Sunday, April 14 when the final season kicked off.

My day, Try Not to Kill Your Dog Day, has not been copyrighted. It should be. I can barely type from the hand injury I sustained this morning being mauled to release a frisbee. I’ve an entire list of reasons the dog should be grateful we are keeping her around. After regaling my friend about my troubles with Gemma, she told me that I should be nicer to her. Um hm. My friend is coming over for happy hour this week. I will not put Gemma in the kennel for the visit. We’ll see if she whistles a different tune when she leaves, covered in saliva, sporting bruises, and urine soaked, I’m sure.

For those of you who are concerned about my treatment of Gemma, I will pat you on the head and encourage you to relax. We’re getting her help and training. Also, we love the damn beast. If you’ve read my other blogs, you’ll recall that she sleeps with me. Help and training are also on the calendar for George and I. (See holiday entitled Let’s Get Drunk Day.) Later this week, she’s also going to our local boarding place for a trial day. They call it a temperament test to see if they’ll accept her for boarding. I can’t wait to see what they’ll say.

In closing, let me alert you to the best forthcoming holiday….National Donut Day. Mark your calendars! June 7! Get out there early, because those donuts fly off the shelf. I don’t know why this holiday gives me such a thrill, but it does. It represents absurd happiness brought on by an utterly unhealthy food product.

I can’t wait! See you in line! Or in a bar! Or at obedience class!