This week’s Photo of Interest honors K-9 Veterans Day, officially observed on March 15. Our K-9 veterans no longer are treated completely like equipment, but let’s all remember today that we owe them our grateful thanks!

We also should remember that people literally would not be where we are today if it hadn’t been for our teaming up with dogs in prehistory. They enabled us to hunt better, herd better, and do many other things better. Dogs continue to make our lives better, still today.

So give your best friend a walk and a hug, and show your gratitude by doing something to support animal welfare–especially the welfare of our canine veterans.

IMAGE: Many thanks to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Facebook Page, for this image.