A Dog's Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, humans!

If you are anything like me, you are terribly ready to spend an entire day eating, sleeping, and getting your ears scratched (..well, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea). Even if the day isn't entirely a vacation for you, I hope that you are able to take some time with family, friends, or furry companions to reflect on the year and on all the good things we have to be thankful for. 

This Thanksgiving is especially important because of the increased political tension that has been a part of daily life for the past few weeks. (I think I missed something - was there an election?) It seems that we all need a little extra love and happiness right now. Even us dogs can tell that there's a lot more riding on this holiday than normal.

I just wanted to take a second to say thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you for your attention to our rivers and lakes. Thank you for continuing to remember your training, no matter what the political world looks like. Whether you are a member of the water community as a volunteer, professional, or simply by being a community member who loves our rivers and lakes, your actions are important.

So, on that note, I wish all of you lots of table scraps, long walks, and belly rubs. Don't forget that there is work to be done, and that your efforts are important.

Happy Thanksgiving, humans!