Unique Celebration Days

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mutt's Day was July 31.

By definition, a mutt is a mixed breed or halfbreed.

It is not a pure breed, but it is nevertheless invaluable to its owner.

A mutt brings as much joy and loyalty as a purebred. It is man's best friend.

No, mutts don't strut in a pompous way around an arena, and they don't (usually) win blue ribbons

A mutt doesn't garner an expensive price tag and has no papers to prove its worth, but a mutt knows its importance. It has no need to prove anything.

Our family dog, Chip, was a mixed breed, but to us he was a champion. I do remember that he won a trophy at the Clay County fair as the best "tail wagging" dog. And when he was just a young mutt he won "the funniest looking dog" category in Blytheville. For that, he won a box of Crayolas and a coloring book.

He enjoyed the attention and that's all that mattered.

Whether you have a mixed breed or a purebred, it matters not.

They are equal in the owner's sight.

You may have forgotten I Forgot Day which was celebrated July 2.

I forgot it, too.

Actually I Forgot Day is not a day to remember.

What did you forget? Maybe it was important; maybe not.

Maybe you had a bad day and it is best forgotten.

Maybe you forgot your wife's birthday or a special anniversary. Maybe you forgot to send a sympathy or Happy Birthday card.

It's too late now to make amends by sending flowers or special cards.

But you can say "I'm sorry." In fact, I Forgot Day is closely related to I'm Sorry Day.

Perhaps you forgot to pay a bill or keep an appointment.

Perhaps you forgot to wind the eight day clock or buy gas for the truck.

If you forgot I Forgot Day, maybe you remembered Sister's Day.

Did you know that Sister's Day was last Sunday?

Sister's Day celebrates being or having a sister.

That is a special deal because sisters are the best.

I have one sister and I treasure our friendship.

For many years we were separated by miles and we didn't keep in close contact.

But for the past 20 years or so, we have lived close to each other and have spent time together.

We are different in personalities and temperament, but we are good friends.

I have a photo of the two of us in a picture frame that says, "God made us sisters, hearts made us friends."

Sure, we had a few disagreements growing up, but nothing serious.

You may notice that some big companies celebrate Sister's Day on the 5th or the 7th. But I have it on good authority that the day is actually the first Sunday of August.

But if you want to celebrate the unique holiday on the 7th, that's okay by me.

Make it special for both of you.

The first Saturday in August is National Mustard Day and National Watermelon Day.

I hope you didn't forget.