As a Rockstar Doggy Momma (RDM), National Dog Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It was founded by pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige to celebrate all dogs, mixed breed and pure. It’s about acknowledging the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, as well as our service dogs who assist the disabled and work tirelessly with law enforcement agencies to protect our livelihood. Not to mention our beloved family dogs who provide us with unconditional love and companionship every day.

I’m celebrating this year by spending some quality time with my best buddy Gatsby, and of course, making a stop at Chicago’s Newberry Park (Gatsby’s favorite!) to chase squirrels and listen to some impromptu piano music. And no holiday would be complete without a little homemade cooking. Gatsby LOVES our RDM turkey burgers (recipe is available here) so we’ll be cooking those up together with some steamed veggies for a fabulous lunch for two.

Happy National Dog Day!

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