Thursday, July 12, 2012

Let's Forget About Doghouse Repairs Month

July is Doghouse Repairs Month.

I've been thinking about it for a week now, and I still can't come up with a good way to commemorate it.

Celebrating Black History February is easy. Black History is rich and varied, full people who made a difference--like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson--to name just a few.
Althea Gibson
Black History Month has had official recognition from every President since Gerald Ford.

AIDs, which has killed over 25 million people gets only a few paltry awareness days scattered throughout the year. Maybe not a lot to celebrate...but we shouldn't forget, either.

Yet doghouse repairs gets a full month.

Doghouse repairs is not the only triviality to which the month of July is dedicated. It's also the month for wheelchair beautification and eggplant. (If you'd like a more comprehensive list, here's a link:)

It seems to me that the sponsors of these "months" are getting greedy. It might be reasonable to designate the 12th of July from noon to 12:01 p.m. as "Doghouse Repairs Minute"

But a whole month??

I've already wasted too much time on it.