Monday, May 26
It is amazing how many people here in the US do not know what “Memorial Day” is all about. For many, it is just a good reason to get a day off work and have a barbecue party. To others it is the kick-off of summer time.
Memorial Day started after the US War called Decoration Day. People would close up shop, so they could decorate the 20,000 + graves of those who died. Later, after WWI, the name was changed to Memorial Day, but the purpose was the same.
Well what does this have to do with dogs?
Today many Veterans need the assistance of a service dog – anything from assisting with daily activities, soothing someone with PTSD, or visiting patience at the Veterans hospital. Since our big goal was to get Phoebe to be a therapy dog, I think the two topics go together.
Now…ummmm…I’m off to a barbeque 🙂