Dog Appreciation Day with 1 Stunning Omission

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DOG APPRECIATION DAY - With 1 Stunning Omission

Well folks - today is Dog Appreciation Day. August 26, 2019.


NOT to be confused with:


  • Love Your Pet Day (February)

  • Walking the Dog Day (February)

  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day (March)

  • National Puppy Day (March)

  • Pet Owner’s Independence Day (April)

  • Mutt’s Day (July)

  • Work like a Dog Day (August)

  • National Dog Day (August) 

  • National Pet Memorial Day (September)

  • Dogs in Politics Day (September)

Do we love our dogs or what?

You see, there’s a designated wacky or bizarre holiday for every day of the year - think 


  • Fruitcake Toss Day

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day

  • Be Nasty Day

  • Waffle Iron Day

  • World Sauntering Day

  • Eat Beans Day

  • Embrace Your Geekness Day

  • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

  • Worship of Tools Day

Yet in all this hilarity I must point out a void that is stunning in its absence:


There is no mention (or even honorable mention) of . . .


Anything related to real estate!Real Estate


There is NO:

  • National Real Estate Broker Appreciation Day

  • National Buy/Sell a House Day

  • Let’s Write that Contract Day

  • You Want to Offer WHAT? for it Day

  • Pay Cash for a House Day

  • Apply for a Mortgage Day

  • Yippee It’s Inspection Day

  • National Mold and Asbestos Day

  • Termite Day


The closest I could find were:


  • Clean Your Refrigerator Day (November)

  • Homemade Bread Day (November)

  • National Roof Over Your Head Day (December)


And we all know they don’t COUNT!

Get my drift here? How easy would it be to eliminate of few of these inane and useless days I mentioned and replace them with some of my suggestions. One lousy day dedicated to Home Sweet Home - is that too much to ask?


If you don’t believe me, check it out yourself: Holiday Insights


Dog GroomingIn the meantime, back to the dogs. Mine’s at the groomer’s today so you can bet I’ll be appreciative when she returns home tonight!














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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Love this post, Margaret!  Yes, there is a proliferation of days dedicated to specific objects or themes.  I wonder if this parallels the current political climate of isolating groups or whatever.  In any case, no, there isn't a day tied to real estate and you are nominated to get it on the national calendar!!

Aug 27, 2019 04:38 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Well, who knew, Margaret! I think we deserve a bit of appreciation... now I'm wondering how our profession gets on some of the national observance days.

Aug 27, 2019 05:03 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... a fun post for your Second Chance Saturday. Maybe it'll start a movement.

Aug 27, 2019 05:03 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. You have peaked a lot of curiousity with this one. Enjoy your day!

Carol Williams, you have a winner here for Saturday!  

Aug 27, 2019 05:43 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Margaret. For me everyday is Dog Appreciation Day. This year it was hard because I lost one of my gang in July. Billy was special and is sooooooo missed.

Aug 31, 2019 03:51 AM #8
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good luck with that one!!!!!!!!  I hope it happens... but

Aug 31, 2019 05:00 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Margaret Goss - that all just goes to show the we are all going to the dogs!

Aug 31, 2019 07:27 AM #10
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Margaret, I agree -- a Home Sweet Home day would be nice!

Aug 31, 2019 07:38 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Margaret- thank goodness Carol Williams shared this with us in her weekly post. What an excellent post!!!!!  Do I see a petition for Hug Your Agent Day???

Aug 31, 2019 11:12 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Margaret:

What a fun post. It really is amazing how many "special" days there are. I think you are on to something. We could have an ActiveRain Day, too!!

Enjoy your weekend!


Aug 31, 2019 01:11 PM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Great post Margaret Goss,

I think you hit it all. There are a lot of crazy and bizarre days.  How can they have a better lobby than real estate? !!

Aug 31, 2019 02:28 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                          Thank, Margaret!

Aug 31, 2019 06:56 PM #15
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow, that's a lot of dog appreciation days. And quite the oversight about the real estate appreciation!


Sep 01, 2019 06:50 AM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


yes, we all love our dogs and cats.  I had not thought of that!  What a clever post, and I am wonderfing how to fix that.  A

Sep 01, 2019 07:28 AM #17
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on having your clever post being highlighted!  Well deserved!

Sep 01, 2019 07:39 AM #18
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

We'd be more likely to get a "Buy Your Dog a Back Yard Day," than any real estate agent appreciation day.

Sep 01, 2019 08:04 AM #19
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Margaret, That's such a fun summary. I liked Chris Ann Cleland 's observation - buy your dog a backyard day.

Sep 01, 2019 10:16 AM #20
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager surprising to hear no real estate holidays. With all those crazy is it that nobody in the business has done something to change this?

Sep 02, 2019 08:06 AM #21
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I declare that September 15th to be International take a nap with your dog day.

Sep 02, 2019 11:59 AM #22
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Margaret Goss - Actually there is a National Homeownership Month:

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2019 as National Homeownership Month."

By the way, you did a lot of homework to find some interesting days to celebrate!


Sep 05, 2019 02:18 PM #23
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