Murphy likes to work hard, but the chance to play hard is just as important.
Chemainus’ unofficial holiday dog, husky Murphy is urging everyone to get away from the toils of labour and enjoy a happy Labour Day weekend. Both of Murphy’s parents, a.k.a., pawrents, work in the trades so he knows the importance of using the proper Personal Protective Equipment to get the job done.
Labour Day, the first Monday of September, has been a statutory holiday in Canada since 1894. Murphy hasn’t been around that long, but he knows the history.
Workers have historically marked the day with various activities such as parades, speeches, games, amateur competitions and picnics. Canadians today mainly devote the holiday to leisure activity and family time.
That’s what Murphy will be doing with another big day coming just a short time after his International Dog Day celebrations on Aug. 26.
Murphy made a special announcement on that day: “If you are only worshipping your dog one day a year, you don’t deserve a dog!”
What will Murphy be doing for fun and relaxation on the next holiday, Thanksgiving Day? Stay tuned.