National Doggies Day

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Welcome to the wonderful world of National Doggies Day! Get ready to celebrate our furry friends in style because today is all about those adorable woofers.

When is Doggies Day?

It's national doggies day on the 26th August.

The History of National Doggies Day

How did National Doggies Day come to be? Well, let me take you on a journey through the internet history of this pawsome day. It all started back in 2015 when dog lovers from all over the world united to declare August 26th as National Doggies Day. With 73 mentions online, that day became the top dog.

Since then, people have been celebrating their beloved pups on this special day. From sharing cute doggie pictures on social media to organizing dog-themed events and fundraisers, National Doggies Day has become a barking success.

How to Celebrate National Doggies Day

Now that you know the background, let's dive into some fun ways to celebrate National Doggies Day. Here are a few ideas to make this day extra special:

  1. Throw a doggie party: Invite your fellow dog owners and their furry pals for a pawsitively fun gathering. Don't forget the treats and toys!
  2. Go on an adventure: Take your dog on a long walk, hike, or even a beach day if you're lucky enough to live near the coast. They'll appreciate the extra quality time.
  3. Donate to a dog shelter: Share the love with less fortunate doggies by donating food, toys, or your time to a local shelter. They'll be forever grateful for your support.

Did You Know?

Did you know that dogs have been humans' best friends for over 15,000 years? It's true! Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated by humans, and we've been inseparable ever since.

History behind the term 'Doggies'


The Emergence of 'Doggies'

The term 'doggies' first emerged in the English language to refer to young or small dogs. It is derived from the word 'dog,' which has Middle English and Old English origins. 'Doggies' quickly became a popular and endearing term used by dog lovers to affectionately describe their beloved canine companions.


Doggies in Popular Culture

In the late 19th century, 'doggies' gained recognition and popularity in popular culture. The term was often used in children's books and nursery rhymes, such as the famous 'How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?' song, which was first published in 1873. This further solidified the term 'doggies' in the public consciousness as a charming and playful word to describe dogs.


Doggies in Film

The term 'doggies' found its way into films during the silent era. In 1924, the silent film 'Doggie Daze' was released, featuring a comedic storyline centered around mischievous dogs. This film, along with several other dog-themed silent films, helped popularize the term 'doggies' among moviegoers and further cemented its place in the cultural lexicon.


Doggies Go International

As the world became more interconnected, the term 'doggies' transcended borders and gained international recognition. In 1959, the popular children's book 'Harry the Dirty Dog' by Gene Zion was published, introducing 'doggies' to a global audience. The lovable protagonist, Harry, was often referred to as a 'doggie,' captivating the hearts of readers worldwide.


Pet Industry Boom

The 1980s witnessed a booming pet industry, with pet ownership and pet-related businesses on the rise. The term 'doggies' became widely used in marketing and advertising campaigns, appealing to pet owners' affection for their furry friends. From toys and treats to grooming services and accessories, the pet industry embraced 'doggies' as a term that resonated with dog-loving consumers.

Did you know?

Did you know that dogs have been humans' best friends for over 15,000 years? It's true! Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated by humans, and we've been inseparable ever since.


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26th August 2015

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26th August 2015

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