Did you know there is a National Terrier Day every year on March 27th?
As you can imagine I’m a teeny bit excited as the mum of an adorable terrier and I can’t wait to celebrate with Patch.
This year it’s the first ever #NationalTerrierDay and what makes it even more pawsome is that it was created by my friend and fellow pet blogger Michelle Burgess.
Michelle runs Scruffy Little Terrier and we met four years ago when I first started this blog.
We bonded over our love of terriers – I had Daisy back then and she looked so like Michelle’s terrier Sandy.
And we have been crazy terrier lady friends ever since.
So to mark the launch of National Terrier Day I spoke to Michelle about how it all came about and what her hopes are for the terrific terriers.
Tell me about National Terrier Day – where did the idea come from?
Well, I love terriers and my website is all about terriers, but the idea came about after I read that in the Kennel Club’s top 10 breeds only two were terriers.
I was shocked, so I did a poll in my Facebook Group to ask my followers what would breed would be in the Top 10 Terrier list and created a blog all about terriers which is now my top viewed blog.
Then when we discussed Awareness Days in your membership community it got me thinking ‘Why not have a terrier day?’
How can people get involved?
I’d really love to see social media awash with terrier photos and stories, because I know how much terriers are loved by their families.
People can celebrate the day with their terriers by taking them for a long walk, or doing a mini meet up socially distanced of course!
I think I’m going to make Barney and Sandy a special terrier day cake.
What do you hope will be the impact of National Terrier Day?
I hope that everyone will see how wonderful terriers are and maybe consider them as their next dog, or even look at all the terriers that are waiting for a new home in rescue centres.
What have you done to help people join in?
People can go to www.nationalterrierday.com to find out more information about the day and terriers.
There’s a sign up for the National Terrier Day media pack, which is full of social media prompts and graphics to make it easy for you to share the love on social media.
(You can download it here)
You can also add a frame to your Facebook profile picture by clicking on the picture and searching for National Terrier Day frame.
It’s so brilliant seeing so many Terrier Day frames on Facebook!
What is it you love about terriers so much?
I have two rescue terriers and they are both completely different, but they both make me laugh everyday.
I think that most terrier owners would say that terriers are full of character, there’s never a dull moment with them (expect when they are sleeping!)
Terriers, are active, funny, mischievous, loyal and a little bit stubborn and that’s why we love them.
What will you and your dogs be doing for National Terrier Day?
We’ll be going for a couple of good walks, lots of playing at home and then a National Terrier Day cake to celebrate!
What kind of response have you had from other terrier owners?
So far, everyone seems very excited that there is a day especially for terriers. I love seeing all their terrier photos and hearing about their terrier’s antics.
And I know owners of all breeds are planning to join in, how do you feel about terriers bringing together the doggy community?
I love seeing all the different terriers and their owners coming together to celebrate this great breed of dogs.
I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the more rarer terrier breeds on social media too
It’s the first ever National Terrier Day but where would you like to see it go?
Well, it would be amazing to get National Terrier Day trending on social media, a real #TerrierTakeover.
Wouldn’t that bring a lot of joy to our Saturday?
I would love to see terrier day really shed light on how brilliant terriers are and to help more terriers be part of a forever home.
Where can people find out more?
You can find out more about National Terrier Day on the website at www.NationalTerrierDay.com or across my social media platforms, including National Terrier Day on Facebook but also on my Scruffy Little Terrier pages too.