We love celeb rating pet holidays! There’s a new one 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 now have Wolfenoot, a celebration of wolves, dogs, and anyone who has been kind to them. A local veterinarian offers an introduction to this new doggy holiday below.
Wolfenoot hasn’t been around very long, but it has already made quite a splash. It was started in 2018 by a seven-year old boy from New Zealand. The child had what may be one of the best ideas ever: celebrating the ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ and honoring anyone who has dogs or has been kind to them. His mother got fully on board with the idea, and helped him promote it. Two years later, the idea is really taking root!
Wolfenoot is November 23rd. Why is it on that day? This is 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 original 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 go around and hide small gifts for anyone who loves or has been kind to animals. If you want to get your dog involved, hide some things for him to sniff out. After all of the gifts have been found, the participants—who are of course called Wolfenati—should enjoy some red meat. Why red meat? Because that’s what wolves eat! (If you’re a vegetarian, enjoy a veggie burger instead.) Then, top it off with a cake decorated like a full moon. As for Fido, give him something yummy as well. After, 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.
Another great way to celebrate Wolfenoot is to help dogs in need. There are many wonderful charities and animal rescues that are always in need of donations or social media support. You can also help support a conservation society that works to protect wolves.
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