We interrupt our regularly-scheduled Halloween week festivities for a celebration of a different kind.
Today is day two of the five-day Nepalese Tihar Festival. Each day is dedicated to a different animal, and today honors the cherished relationship between humans and dogs. Have you ever heard anything lovelier?
The lucky beasties are rewarded for their loyalty with love and affection. They are given garlands and tika (forehead) markings, and are positively showered with treats and favorite foods and gratitude. I haven’t been, but I’m guessing everyone, dogs and people, come out feeling good.
So let’s all take today to say thank you to the dogs in our lives. Happy dog day!
And just in case you really miss the Halloween series, here’s a great article on Metro.co.uk with some awesome homemade dog costumes that anyone could make!