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BUTTERCUP *- Moms Angel- Girl *

Barked: Mon Sep 23, '13 4:47am PST 
Always September 23rd

Get out the Checker Board. Today is Checkers Day. So, do you want the red checkers? Or, the black ones?

It may surprise you to know that it is also Dogs in Politics Day. Read on, and we will explain the connection.

Origin of Checkers Day:

In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Media speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution, and speculation that Nixon may have used some for his personal use. In a brilliant political maneuver, Nixon took his case to the American people.

On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon gave a speech that directly addressed and explained the issue. He assured the public that he did not use any of the funds for personal use. Towards the end of the speech, he stated that his daughters had received a dog, which they named "Checkers", as a gift. He said they would keep the dog.

This speech quickly became known as the "Checkers" speech, and went on to be one of the better speeches in American political history.

With "Checkers" the dog included in the speech, this day was sometimes referred to as Dogs in Politics Day.

Troublemaker - that's me!
Barked: Mon Sep 23, '13 6:51am PST 
Does this mean I should play a game of checkers today? thinkingthinking

Counter surfers- get more snacks.
Barked: Mon Sep 23, '13 5:08pm PST 
Congrats Checkers on your special day. hughughug

Bailey NWD

Bailey- Blinkerson- Eskiwowow Raiman
Barked: Tue Sep 24, '13 3:51am PST 
I do not play Checkers but I am good at knocking over chess pieces! Bonnie is even better at that!

Dogs In Politics! I am in favor!
BUTTERCUP *- Moms Angel- Girl *

Barked: Tue Sep 24, '13 5:09am PST 
Sept.24 National Tom Day

No it is not Tom Turkey Day .. LOL !
Today is national tom day, which means you walk around bear-footed to be like the people in Africa with no shoes..

Mom is always barefoot !

Troublemaker - that's me!
Barked: Tue Sep 24, '13 6:25am PST 
Yeah, but I am always barefoot! wavewave

I love my new- toy
Barked: Tue Sep 24, '13 7:40pm PST 
Our mom loves to go barefooted too.

Take me with- you!
Barked: Tue Oct 1, '13 6:52pm PST 
I'm always barefoot, but Mommy kind of gravitates towards crocs ... With bare feet in them. Does that count?
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