Greetings blog readers. Frodo here on this auspicious day. National Scrabble Day. Both the imp and the Coyote yawned when I shared this important bit of news- so I have the honor of writing today’s blog.

As Viktor did several years ago, I will share some words that contain the word “dog.” Because let us face the truth – we canines are at the heart of everything. For example, we have the word “dogma.” Which is a doctrine, principle or statement of ideas. The dogma in our household is that canines rule and humans obey. Simple. And true. The word dogma will score you a measly 9 points in Scrabble, however, you will score substantially more with undogmatically or even dogmatisms. Dogmatisms are arrogant, stubborn assertions of an opinion or belief. We PONs know all about stubborn opinions – particularly when it comes to meals being served on time. The word dogmatisms will give you 16 points.

The word dogcatcher will score you 19 points. Thankfully the local animal control agents have not been called to imprison any of us. Yet.

The word dogtrotted will give you 13 points. It means to move at a smooth steady pace. Which is noted should the Coyote ever find the front door left mistakenly open.

A lapdog is defined as a small docile dog that can be cuddled on the lap. Someone needs to tell the Coyote the definition. He believes he is one. The word will give you 10 points.

Watchdogging is a serious activity that all dogs in this house engage in. Whether we are warning about the delivery man, the pheasant in the woods, or a leaf blowing in the wind, we take our job seriously. The word will score you an appropriate 24 points.

Those are just a few of the words contains “dog”. There are many more – and you can find plenty here – should you be a real wordie:

As a final note on this day of words, here are two canines who took the time to make a video to celebrate Scrabble. We couldn’t do that here as it is QUITE likely one (or more) of us would have eaten the Scrabble tiles….

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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