There’s a new doggy holiday on the calendar that has the puparazzi jumping for joy. Joining the ranks of such adorable celebrations as Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day and If Pets Had Thumbs Day, we have Wolfenoot! Wolfenoot is a celebration of wolves, dogs, and anyone who has been kind to them. A local vet offers an introduction to this pawsome holiday in this article.
Wolfenoot hasn’t been around for very long, but it has already made quite an impression on the internet. It was started in 2018 by a seven-year old boy from New Zealand. The child had what may be one of the cutest ideas ever: to celebrate the ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ and anyone who has dogs or has been kind to them. His mom quickly got on board with the idea, and helped him promote it. The rest is history … or will be.
Wolfenoot is November 23rd. Why was the 23rd chosen? That just happens to be the anniversary of the death of the ‘Great Wolf,’ which was described in the Wolfenoot Story book. The book was written by the child who had the idea. It can be purchased online through the Patchwork Raven here.
So just what do you do to celebrate Wolfenoot? The ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ will secretly hide small gifts for anyone who loves or has been kind to dogs. If you want to get Fido involved, you can also hide some goodies for your canine buddy to sniff out. After all the gifts have been found, then participants—who may or may not be called Wolfenati—should eat some red meat. Why? Because that’s what wolves eat! (If you’re a vegetarian, you can have a veggie burger instead.) Dessert should be a cake decorated like a full moon. As for your four-legged friend, give him something yummy as well. It’s not a bad idea to wind down the day with a wolf or dog movie or documentary. If you make a social media post, please use the hashtags #wolfenoot and the even more adorable #nohateonlysnootboops.
Another thing you can do to celebrate is to help dogs in need. There are many wonderful charities and animal rescues that could always use donations or social media support. You can also help support a conservation society that works with wolves.
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