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Celebrating National Dog Day 2022

Angie Lewis, Writer
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We talk to them like they’re human — because they make us feel “heard.” We refuse to disturb them as they peacefully snooze in our lap, despite our body fighting an internal war between numb legs and a full bladder — because they look so peaceful. We take them to Starbucks for “pup cups” — because they need “coffee” too.

We accept our nightly fate as we climb into bed with them, knowing that our time for space is limited, because soon we’ll be reduced to a sliver of mattress and (if we’re lucky) a corner of blanket — because we want them to be comfortable.

It’s the price we pay for unconditional love — and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

For devoted dog owners, we don’t see our pups as pets, but as members of our families. At times, dog moms and dog dads find themselves liking their fur babies more than human children! Many kids refer to their canine siblings as actual brothers and sisters. Even grandparents dote on their beloved “granddogs.”

We take them on trips, post their pictures and videos on social media, celebrate their birthdays, give them holiday gifts, sign their names in greeting cards — and anything and everything else to include them in every facet of our lives.

Good Human

In honor of National Dog Day on Friday, Aug. 26, pamper your pooch with lots of extra love and treats (of course!) — like a Doggie Doughnut from Krispy Kreme.

According to a press release from the company, “Each Doggie Doughnut is designed specifically for dogs of all sizes and ages, made with a hard-baked cookie and ingredients such as carob, a substitute for chocolate.”

The treats can be purchased individually or in six-count boxes at Krispy Kreme locations across the US. Even better, if your pup loves a good “bye bye” or “car ride,” take them with you, because the Doggie Doughnuts will also be available in Krispy Kreme drive-thrus for a limited time.

For more ways to share appreciation for your dog any time of year, check out a list of “20 Ways to Celebrate,” from

Plus, take a look back at last year’s article on National Dog Day, where we introduced a few members of our Atlas “Woofing” family.