Could today be any better? Happy Rabbit Rabbit Day AND National Black Dog Day! We have 2 fantastic Black Great Danes - Elmer and Wilma!

October 1st is National Black Dog Day. I never new until we had Bob, that Black Dogs were discriminated against. Black animals are the least adoptable pets in shelters because of their color.

Photo Chris Popper

 

Black dogs are overlooked because of many stigmas such as; the color black is evil (the same stigma that cats have), black dogs do not show up as well in photographs as muti-colored or light colored dogs and black dogs look scary and intimidating because you cannot see their facial expressions as easily, etc. Black dogs are easily overlooked when people are searching for a new dog and the first to be euthanized in overcrowded conditions.

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On the first day of the month, I say “Happy Rabbit Rabbit Day!”

I have said it the first of each month since about 1980. That’s 38 years, 456 months. That’s a heck of a lot of “Happy Rabbit Rabbit Days!”

I thought it was a Maine thing, as I learned it from someone I went to Middlebury College with, who was from Maine, but subsequently found out it was an English superstition.Wikepedia says “Rabbit rabbit rabbit” is one variant of a common British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word “rabbit” or “rabbits”, or say the phrase “white rabbits”, or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month”

So remember today is July 1st! Be sure to say “Happy Rabbit Rabbit Day” After all, we all need some good luck!