There’s a fun holiday on the calendar, and it’s coming up soon. Joining the ranks of fun animal celebrations as Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day and If Pets Had Thumbs Day is Wolfenoot. It’s a celebration of wolves, dogs, and those that adore them!. Here, your local vet offers an introduction to this new canine holiday.
Wolfenoot is fairly new, but it’s already made quite an impression on the world-wide-web. It was started in 2018 by a seven-year old boy in New Zealand. His idea was to celebrate the ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ and anyone who has dogs or has been kind to them. His mother quickly got on board with the idea and helped to promote it. The rest is history… or, at least, it will be soon!
Wolfenoot falls on November 23rd. Why that date? It’s the anniversary of the death of the ‘Great Wolf,’ as described in the Wolfenoot Story book. That’s right, the child who had the idea wrote a book, and it can be purchased online through the Patchwork Raven.
What does celebrating Wolfenoot involve, exactly? The ‘Spirit of the Wolf’ will hide gifts for anyone who loves or has been kind to animals. If you want to get your own pooch involved, try hiding some things for your canine buddy to sniff out. After the gifts have been found, all participants (sometimes called Wolfenati) should enjoy some red meat. Why? Because that’s what wolves eat! (The vegetarians among us can have a veggie burger instead.)
Top the celebration off with a cake decorated like a full moon. Don’t forget to give your dog a yummy treat, too. Then, consider winding down the festivities with a wolf or dog movie or documentary. If you make a post on social media, use the hashtag #wolfenoot and the even cuter #nohateonlysnootboops.
Another great way to celebrate is to help dogs in need. There are plenty of fantastic charities and animal rescues that could use donations or social media support in your area! You can also help support a conservation society that works directly with wolves.
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