As those of you with the really good Hallmark calendars are probably aware, today is St. Satchmo Day;  a day when, in memory of the late great Satchmo who may very well have been the sweetest dog to ever wander the earth or nap on a couch, we take a moment out of our day and appreciate the things that really matter like taking the dog out for a walk in the warm summer twilight as the street lights come on, feeling the summer lawn beneath your bare feet, walking just to walk because it feels good, before finally telling the dog, “C’mon boy, lets go home” and he looks at you, wags his tail, and you both head for home knowing that it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Hug your dog today and remember the moment.