August 5, 2020 – National Oyster Day | National Work Like a Dog Day

Do You Love What You Do? Maybe It’s Time to Take a Cue From Your Dog.

Welcome to  August 5th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a favorite shellfish and working like a dog. 

The Walrus and the Carpenter walked on a mile or so, and then they rested on a rock conveniently low: and all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row.  “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing wax–of cabbages — and kings– and why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings.  You know why I’m reciting from Alice in Wonderland?  Because on National Oyster Day I know you would rather listen to poetry than to think about eating an oyster!

If the phrase “working like a dog” sounds like some kind of torture that leaves you panting with your tongue out, consider the point of view of a working dog. Historically, most dogs were bred for specific jobs. And some of these jobs may surprise you. The ancestors of the Yorkshire Terrier once worked in mines to kill rats and mice, Dachshunds hunted badgers, and even Queen Elizabeth’s favorite breed the Corgi, once had an important job. They would bite the heels of any cows that tried to stray from the herd, and their short little legs came in handy when avoiding the kick of an angry cow. Today’s working dogs are some real K9 heroes.  On National Work Like A Dog Day, consider the pride of your favorite pups and put some pep in your step for your own job.  

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