You might not think of the end of August as a big time for holidays, but yesterday was National Dog Day, and tomorrow is Go Topless Day.
In honor of the two events, our dachshunds are eschewing bikinis for the entire week.
Actually, today is also a holiday of sorts. It's Global Forgiveness Day, not to be confused with International Forgiveness Day which was the first Sunday in August.
National Dog Day is meant to highlight the need for rescue and adoption of our canine friends, and this year's event was the biggest ever.
Go Topless Day always falls on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, and is designed to emphasize the inequality of dress code laws. As one spokesperson put it, "As long as men can go topless, women should have the same constitutional right or men should also be forced to wear something that hides their chests."
There are at least 20 states where it is illegal for women to go topless in public, but (according to Wikipedia) Texas is not one of them. Austin, Texas is one of the dozens of cities in the US and Canada where parades are scheduled to celebrate Topless Day this year, but .... it is Austin.