There’s a new 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, a celebration of wolves, dogs, and anyone who has been kind to them. A local vet offers an introduction to this new doggy holiday in this article.
Wolfenoot hasn’t been around very long, but it’s already made quite an impression on the internet. It was started in 2018 by a seven-year old boy from New Zealand. The youngster had what may be one of the best ideas ever: celebrating the ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ and anyone who has dogs or has been kind to them. His mom got on board with the idea, and helped him promote it. The rest is history … or will be.
Wolfenoot is coming up November 23rd. Why the 23rd? This is the anniversary of the death of the ‘Great Wolf,’ as described in the Wolfenoot Story book. The book, which was written by the child who had the idea, can be purchased online through the Patchwork Raven here.
What do you do to celebrate Wolfenoot? The ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ will hide small gifts for anyone who loves or has been kind to animals. If you want to get Fido involved, you can also hide some things for your canine buddy to sniff out. After the gifts have been found, then participants—who may or may not be called Wolfenati—should enjoy some red meat. Why? Because that’s what wolves eat! (Of course, if you’re a vegetarian, you can have a veggie burger instead.) Then, top it off with 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 with a wolf or dog movie or documentary. If you make a social media post, use the hashtag #wolfenoot and the even more adorable #nohateonlysnootboops.
Of course, another thing you can do to celebrate is to help dogs in need. There are 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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