Work Like a Dog Day

trick-672629_1920Work Like a Dog Day is celebrated on August 5th of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origin of Work Like a Dog Day.

Work Like a Dog Day could have been created to honor those people who “work like a dog” day after day, never complaining and never asking for a reward. They are loyal to their task and tirelessly work until the task is complete.

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Work Like a Dog Day could have been created to honor the four-legged friends who actually have jobs. Professional pooches do a variety of jobs. Dogs serve as “eyes” for the blind and “ears” for the deaf. And they bring joy to nursing home residents. Dogs do many other jobs too. They pull sleds, find crime clues, inspect luggage for illegal drugs or food items, hunt for missing persons, and much more. One lucky dog is even a vice president for a big company! (National Geographic)