Happy New Year!

Who doesn’t love the fresh start a new year brings? It’s a time of optimism, excitement and possibility. And, to add the to fun of the new year, 2018 is Year of the Dog! Well, round these parts, most years are year of the dog but 2018 is officially THE YEAR OF THE DOG! We can’t wait to start celebrating this in the Chinese New Year (February) but until then, there’s plenty to celebrate in January: Dress Up Your Pet Day, Popcorn Day, Hugging Day for starters.

Let’s play…

January 2018 #DDUpawtographaday


Daily Themes and Creativity Prompts

01 ::  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  ? New Year, new adventures, new possibility and opportunities. Share with us how you’re welcoming in the new year.

02 :: FRESH START let’s face it, many of us wake up feeling a little less than fresh on 1 January. But 2 January we should all be ready for the fresh start of the new year. We wanna see you looking fresh today.

03 :: SLEEP the new year is off to a cracking start because today is the Festival of Sleep Day. Hello, pillow, old friend. Do you have a favourite napping spot or are you happy to sneak a few ???? wherever you lay your head?

04:: TRIVIA it’s Trivia Day. We think that’s a perfect opportunity to get to know you a little better. Share a piece of trivia about yourself. Like, did you know Tidda’s nickname is Mike from Mike in Suits. Long story but that’s what we call her.

05 :: FIRST FriYAY of the new year. YES! Whatcha doing?

06 :: CUDDLE Up Day. Yup, that’s a thing. Send a virtual cuddle by taggin your bestie on the ‘gram.

07 ::  SCENE we’ve all got a favourite film scene. It it the airport scene in Love Actually, perhaps the $5 Shake scene from Pulp Fiction? Perhaps you’re more inspired by the 2018 Golden Globe Nominations, like Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale or Downsizing? Share a pic inspired by your favourite big or small screen scene for today’s Golden Globe Awards. ?

08 ::  RHINESTONE dig ’em out for Elvis’ birthday! ?

09 :: NERD get your nerd on for World Nerd Day. And, give a nerd a hug. They solve a lot of the world’s problems. ❤️

10 :: CLOSE UP show us your pretty face with a nice close up. ?

11 :: 2017 Throwbacks are SO LAST YEAR. Share one of your favourite pics from 2017. ?

12 :: TODAY me. Right now. Capture a moment from your day. ?

13 :: BATH  it’s Rubber Duckie Day. That means bath time! Can’t wait to see your pic… ?

14 ::  DRESS UP Strut it today on Dress Up Your Pet Day. It’s called fashion, Brenda. Look it up.

15 ::  HAT we don’t mind popping on a hat. Today, you don’t need an excuse as it’s Hat Day ?

16:: NOTHING starting a new year can be tiring. Take a break today, it’s Nothing Day.

17 :: FREE don’t throw yourself back into the new year just yet. It’s Ditch New Year Resolutions Day, so embrace your 2017 and be free of resolutions. What will you do?

18 :: WINNIE the Pooh Day.  This is just a whole bunch of cute. Whether you share a photo with your favourite bear or maybe one inspired by a favourite Pooh saying such as ‘when all else fails, take a nap’, ‘sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart’ or maybe ‘how do you spell love? you don’t spell it, you feel it’. We can all take a leaf from Pooh’s book. Get your Winnie on and share a photo inspired by a little Pooh.

19 :: POPCORN today is Popcorn Day. We don’t mind a bit of popcorn as a snack from time to time. Looks like we’re in for a treat today! ?

20 :: ACCEPTANCE today is the Day of Acceptance. Our world is so beautifully diverse and we can all be a little more accepting, at times. What are you embracing and accepting today? Share your message of acceptance. <3

21 ::  HUG can you feel all the love from Acceptance Day? Yup, and because you’ve been kind, you get to enjoy Hugging Day. Send out a virtual hug by tagging a new follower on your Instagram.

22 ::  LIFE let the good vibes keep rolling. Today is Celebration of Life Day. How are you celebrating?

23 :: PIE mmmm, pie. Pie Day, we thank you for your deliciousness.

24 :: PB what’s better than Pie Day? PEANUT BUTTER DAY! Get into it. Lick those lips.

25 :: SMILE we know you got some ace outtakes from Peanut Butter Day, share one of those today.

26 :: TOGETHER  for some, today is a day of celebration and for others, it’s a difficult day. However you acknowledge the day, do so with a sense of togetherness and respect for all our cultures.

27 :: NATURE National Geographic Day has been celebrated for over 100 years. How about that? We couldn’t think of a nicer way to celebrate the day than getting in touch with nature.

28 ::  SNOOZE we’re quite the fans of the sneaky Sunday snooze. Grab a nap and show us your sleepy face.

29 ::  SCHOOL Aussie kidlets head back to school today. Show us your scholarly look in today’s photo.

30 :: OH LA LA! Embrace your inner French(ie) on Croissant Day. ?

31 :: BOOTY it’s Backwards Day, so we think that’s the perfect reason to share a photo of  your cute booty ?


How to play #DDUpawtographaday

Simply follow the daily prompt to inspire your pawtograph of the day. Snap a pawtograph of your dog with the daily theme and share your photo with the community on:


  • Upload the pawtograph to Instragram and create a caption for your pawtograph. You might like to include the day and the theme in your caption {for example 21 | Favourite Toy}, or not – it’s entirely up to you!
  • post your photo using #DDUpawtographaday – if you don’t use the hashtag we won’t see your pawtograph
  • Publish your pawtograph

Once you’ve published your pawtograph, be sure to like and comment on other pawtographs from the community. You may even find some new favourite accounts to follow.


Exactly as you would for Instagram (above) with the bonus of being able to post to our Facebook Group!

Request to join the Group here. We’ll make sure you’re added to the community super-quick so you can start sharing your pawtographs with us.

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