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Do you know when a dog’s day is made?

National Make a Dog’s Day is October 22 this year. If you were wondering what this holiday looks like in a photo, do we have a treat for you!

Feast your eyes on this photo from the Instagram account of the incredibly joyful human, Hugh Jackman. You do not need to know what is going on in the setup to taking this photo; you only need to see the results. Trust me when I say that it is impossible for multiple dogs and humans to perfectly time an image like this if it wasn't true to their environment and life. The moment this image reflects likely happens throughout the day, whenever human Hugh and dogs are together.

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This image could be a photo representing the term human-dog bond.

For many of us, dog people making a dog's day begins with adoption. For others, like myself, I like to believe making a dog's day is whenever I step into the doggy loft at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. The greeting cacophony of dog voices feels like I am making their day simply by showing up. I sometimes wonder if dogs who enter the doggy loft and Muttville lower their expectations?

Making a dog's day for me begins from a place of gratitude because of my symbiotic relationship with dogs. Often a dog's day is being made at the same time as my own.

Celebrate National Make a Dog's Day this year and pay attention to how you feel, what it looks like in your life to make a dog's day. Notice if, like me, making a dog's day is woven tightly into making your day.

Do you know when a dog's day is made? What does it look like? Have you spent time actively trying to make a dog's day before you knew it was a national holiday? I'd love to hear your stories in the comments.

Picture: Instagram

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