August 5 is Work Like a Dog Day. This day is meant to reward people who work day and night and are very productive. This unofficial holiday is built around the phrase “works like a dog” which means to work very hard. It is believed that the phrase came from the hard work that working dogs such as; herd dogs, hunting dogs, rescue, and service dogs tirelessly do each day. Wonder how to celebrate? You can of course congratulate those who work hard at their job and/or chosen profession or, since most pet dogs don’t work much and prefer spending time lazing around, you could be a contrarian and celebrate Work Like a Dog Day by not doing any work at all!