Just thought I'd mention it here- I thought it would get lost in the Cat Lovers' Thread but if the mods want to merge the two I'm fine with that.
ETA: I belatedly found out that National Dog Day is August 26th. Evidently they were founded by the same person. If so- good for them!
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.