It’s something of a mystery how wild wolves evolved into the loyal dogs who share our homes today. As National Geographic has put it, the evolution of dog/human relations has been more about survival of the friendliest, rather than survival of the fittest. Some time long ago, a bold yet friendly wolf must have hung around a caveman long enough to start to form a bond. In the next 15,000 years, friendly wolves slowly developed into the labs and setters, the goldendoodles and chiweenies, we so love today.
National Dog Day
While dogs rule many households every day of the week, August 26 is the official National Dog Day. We always find it the perfect day to curl up on the rug in front of our mantel and give our best friend a hug. Let’s celebrate National Dog Day with cute dog pictures.
This Dalmatian appreciates a roaring fire. The shorter the coat, the more they crave a heat source in the winter months.
Nobody will steal your poker with these tough guys guarding the fire.
Small but mighty.
Hey, get out of here! National Cat Day isn’t until October 29!
Doesn’t your dog deserve to lounge in front of a stylish mantel? Why not upgrade in honor of National Dog Day? Send us a photo of your dog and we’ll be happy to advise which mantel design would best complement his or her look.
And if you’re dogless at the moment, consider adopting. Just enter your zip code into the ASPCA adoptable dog database and find out who’s looking for a home in your area.