Let’s Celebrate our mucky pups with Muddy Dog Day on 30th October.
As you will know the inspiration behind Distinctive Pets has always been my own dogs and I think I have one of the muddiest Labradors ever in Rosie. But I’m sure there are others!
To celebrate all those mucky pups Muddy Dog Day will take place for the first time ever on 30th October and my three are all getting excited to be encouraged to go and throw themselves into puddles & mud!
And I’m sure it’s not just Labradors that can’t help getting muddy. it doesn’t matter what breed of dog you may have everyone can get involved.
I do hope that you join us for Muddy Dog Day on 30th October
Why Muddy Dog Day?
After the last 18 months with so little to smile about I was thinking about what makes me smile. The answer is very definitely my dogs – whatever they are doing.
And I surely can’t be the only person who gets warm, happy feelings from their faithful hound.
So what better to get the dog loving nation smile but to create a day when people can share photos of their mucky pups.
Where did the idea come from?
I am lucky enough to live on our family farm on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and have access to farm land and farm tracks to take Muppet, Molly and Rosie for their walks. But this does have it’s disadvantage when my three girls like nothing better than a muddy walk – for Rosie, just a year old says the muddier, the better!
I had seen others have National days connected with dogs and with National Labrador Day already happening I thought of what I could celebrate. After a particularly muddy walk when the girls had had an amazing time throwing themselves in puddles I came up with Muddy Dog Day.
This was submitted and accepted and will run for the first time on Saturday 30th October.
I’m also hoping that the day will raise awareness of the importance of cleaning your dog after a muddy walk to guard against any harmful bacteria leading to dogs contracting diseases such as Alabama Rot or Leptospirosis.
How can people get involved?
There are many ways that people can be part of the day including
- Post a photo, or three, of your muddy dog, don’t forget the hashtag #muddydogday @distinctivepets
- Meet up with a friend and your dogs for a walk in the countryside
- Take your dog on a new walk – maybe find some more mud.
- Treat you and your dog to some new winter walking gear.
- Plan a fundraiser in your area or donate to a local dog rescue
- And if your dog doesn’t really like mud – maybe post a photo of them being pampered
People can also share what “can’t live without” products they have for their mucky pups to make life easier after those dirty walks.
For those signing up for news at Distinctive Pets there will be a Free downloadable Muddy Dog Survival Guide available.
Where can people find out more?
You can find out more about Muddy Dog Day at https://distinctivepets.co.uk/pages/muddy-dog-day or across social media platforms including Muddy Dog Day on Facebook but also on my social media Distinctive Pets pages too.
It would be so much fun if we could get #muddydogday trending on social media with dog owners sharing their photos of their mud loving pooches.
So lets get those wellies on and let our dogs get their paws muddy. You may make me feel better that Rosie is not the muddiest pup in the country!!!
Jo, Muppet, Molly & Rosie (in my world the muddiest pup)