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International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Although we humans cannot appreciate dog treats, we can spend today appreciating how happy our canine friends become after consuming a tasty biscuit!

Some form of dog treat has been around since Roman times. Back then, they were called “dog’s bread,” and were made from bran, moldy bread, and rotting leftovers. In the nineteenth century, the English began to add various vegetables, but the consistency was still  rock hard. After taking a trip to England in the mid-1800s, James Spratt saw stray dogs scavenging for food and created a cake-like bone that contained vegetables and meat. He claimed it gave dogs enough endurance that they no longer needed to eat other dog food.  He called them “Meat Fibrine Cakes.”

Spratt dominated the market on dog treats until 1907. F.H. Bennett created a bone-shaped treat that contained minerals, milk, and meat products. Calling his new product “Milk-Bone,” Bennett took over the market, and in 1931 his company was bought by Nabisco.

You can help your pups celebrate today by buying them some of their favorite treats, or by making some of your own. Check out the dog biscuit recipes we found below!

Sources: Holiday Insights, Examiner.com, Wikipedia

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Elizabeth’s Birthday

Happy birthday to an important member of the Calendars.com team, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth has been with Calendars.com for nearly six years and runs the Facebook page and blog for DogBreedStore.com, our sister site. She also manages the Calendars Ebay store and comparison shopping engines.

I love Calendars, canines, caffeine and my Mac – not necessarily in that order.  I balance work with volunteering, training dogs, gardening and cooking. My favorite travel destination is home, where I am surrounded by ten beautiful acres of wildflowers and two adorable and adoring (mainly at dinner time) Bulldogs who think I am an absurdly good cook.

Here are a few of her staff picks, but see Elizabeth’s complete selection on our Staff Picks Page!

Someecards 2014 Desk Calendar

Extraordinary Chickens 2014 Wall Calendar

Yoga Dogs 2014 Wall Calendar

Cowboy Boots 2014 Wall Calendar

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Mutt’s Day

July 31 is Mutt’s Day!

Mutts, or mixed-breed dogs, are dogs that have characteristics of two or more types of dog breeds and often have an unknown ancestry. While purebred dog owners may view mutts as less valuable than pure breeds, mutt owners know better! If you’re a mutt owner, celebrate your dog’s diversity and unique characteristics with a little pampering, a stroll around the block, and play time in the park. Show off your mutt’s one-of-a-kind character!

Check out our great mutt gear, including bumper stickers and socks.

Sources: wikipedia.org, punchbowl.com, holidayinsights.com
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National Dog Day

Siberian Husky pho What is National Dog Day?

Collen Paige, pet lifestyle expert and author, founded National Dog Day in 2004 to raise awareness of the number of dogs that need to be rescued and to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, whether mixed or pure. National Dog Day also acknowledges and honors these patient, loyal and loving pets that save lives, keep us safe and bring us comfort every day.

Learn more about National Dog Day by clicking here.

When is National Dog Day?

August 26 of each year.

How can I celebrate National Dog Day?

Spend the day playing and cuddling with your pup. Treats and new toys are always welcome, too!

Not a dog owner? Adopt! Or at least volunteer at your local animal shelter and spend time showing some love to the dogs without  a home. National Dog Day is for all dogs, especially those who don’t have a home or a human companion to play with.

Find more ways to celebrate by clicking here.

Source: nationaldogday.com

Photo Source: Per Harald Olsen
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