You’ve had a cracking hard day at work, the boss caught you reading blogs and listening to podcasts all day long. When you get home all you want to do is go to bed, however, someone wants to say hi. I’m talking about your dog (well that is if you’re a dog person – however if you’re not a dog person you still need to listen to this episode).
I spoke to my neighbour about her dogs and there is a very disgusting story involved so don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you’re a little turned off by poo stories then make sure you listen to this one because its a real stinker!
Colleen Paige, the creator of National Dog Day has also created 18 other days of national celebration (most of them having something to do with animals). Check the list out:
National Pet Travel Safety Day – January 2
National Dress Up Your Pet day – January 14
National Bed Day – March 7
National Puppy Day – March 23
National Farm Animals Day – April 10
National Pet Day – April 11
National Kids & Pets Day – April 26
National Pets in Film Day – June 18
National Dog Day – August 26
National Wild Life Day – September 4
National Walk Your Dog Week – October 1-7
National Cat Day – October 29
National Kitchen Day – November 1
National Living Room Day – November 8
National Mutt Day – December 3
Music featured in this episode came from Sydney based producer Wolfwolf and The Womb.
In 2014 there are a range of ways we show our opinions.
You can craft an aggressive tweet, share a link on facebook, sign a petition on change.org (or even sign the petition for the White House to send Justin Bieber back to Canada), or simply go down to your university campus and hand out pamphlets. But what happens if more than half of these options aren’t available to you? How do you then get your voice heard?
In the 1950s you didn’t have facebook, twitter, or online petitions. Protest was shown through direct action and demonstration.
Protest is all good and well minded, particularly if its peaceful, but what happens if you can’t even protest. Suddenly you find yourself voiceless.
The story of International Mother Language Day came about because of population of voiceless people, and their fight to gain a voice.