There’s a ‘pawesome’ 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, Doggie Date Night, and If Pets Had Thumbs Day, we now have Wolfenoot! Wolfenoot is a celebration of wolves, dogs, and anyone who has been kind to them. We’re all in on that idea! A local vet offers an introduction to this new doggy holiday in this article.
Wolfenoot hasn’t been for around very long. In fact, it was started in 2018, so it’s only about 2 years old. However, it’s already made quite an impression on the internet. It was started by a little boy from New Zealand. The child had what may be one of the best ideas ever: to dedicate a day to celebrating the ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ and anyone who has dogs or has been kind to them. His mom happily 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’s actually the anniversary of the death of the ‘Great Wolf,’ as described in the Wolfenoot Story book. The storybook, which was written by a little boy who first had the idea, can be purchased online through the Patchwork Raven store here.
What exactly do you do to celebrate Wolfenoot? The ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ should hide small gifts for anyone who loves or has been kind to animals. You can also hide some things for your canine companion to sniff out. After the gifts have all been found, then the participants—who are of course called Wolfenati—should enjoy some red meat. Why meat? That’s what real wolves eat! For dessert, you’ll want a cake decorated like a full moon. Don’t forget to give your dog something yummy as well. It’s not a bad idea to wind down with a wolf or dog movie or documentary. If you make any Wolfenoot social media posts, use the hashtags #wolfenoot and #nohateonlysnootboops.
We love that the spirit of Wolfenoot celebrates kindness to our canine pal. Another way to celebrate Wolfenoot is to help dogs in need. Many wonderful charities and animal rescues that could use donations or social media support. You can also help support a conservation society that works with wolves.
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