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Maria Satira's "The Dog Blog" - National Dog Day

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Give your dog extra hugs and treats today - it's National Dog Day!

Roman and I celebrated on a VERY long walk this morning and he had plenty of opportunity for lots of sniffs… and chasing squirrels.

I'm planning on a doggie ice cream date later, but shh… don't tell him!

According to the ASPCA, there are an estimated 70 to 80 million dogs in United States households. Wow! No wonder these fur-babies need a day dedicated to them!

Here are a few North Carolina facts about dogs from the Banfield State of Health report for 2013:

Most common dog names in North Carolina:
1. Bella
2. Max
3. Buddy
4. Daisy
5. Bailey

Most common dog breeds in North Carolina:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Chihuahua
3. Pit Bull
4. Yorkshire Terrier
5. Shih Tzu

Make sure you spend some extra time with your pooch on this National Dog Day! Read more about the national day and how it began 10 years ago by clicking here. 

For constant Roman rants, stories, photos, and videos follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

Talk to you again soon! Happy National Dog Day!

Maria & Roman

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