Just like an attention seeking birthday girl, we're turning one day of celebrations into a weekend long affair.
In fairness, it's a celebration of dogs - we imagine most people will be on board.
There are International days for basically everything lately - you might think you're enjoying a causal Tuesday, but it's actually International Prosecco Day. Your birthday? Nope, wrong, it's International Burger with no tomatoes and just a tiny bit of mustard day. Christmas? Also known as yogurt covered raisin day. You get the picture.
It can be hard to keep track of all these days of oddly niche celebration - they usually come and go with little to no fanfare. International Dog Day though - there was always going to be a bit of fuss about that.
In order to keep the party going, we've decided to round up some of Bród and Misneach's - the presidential dogs, for anyone who happens to not know - most iconic moments.
Of course, before we get into it - RIP Síoda. Always in our thoughts.
Stealing Miggeldy's thunder during tv interviews
Oh, you're the President? That's not going to stop me finding out what you're keeping in those pockets.
The President of Ireland’s dog accompanies him literally everywhere. He has no idea his owner is very important and doesn’t care. pic.twitter.com/gycgz9nUgz
— Today Years Old (@todayyearsoldig) August 23, 2022
Demanding belly rubs at official events
As is your right, Bród and or Misneach. As is your right.
The best content you will see this weekend:
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins' dog enters room of 100 people to look for his owner, walks through everyone to find him, is very happy to do so and demands a belly rub during an official eventpic.twitter.com/mKRxSc6w7P
— Matt Sterling (@MSterling27) March 8, 2020
Having zero interest in Micheál Martin when he came to visit
Misneach said the vibes are off.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) February 21, 2022
Becoming muses for Irish artists
Julia Fox could never. Here are the presidential pups, beautifully captured by artist Ciara Palmer as part of the Dublin Canvas project.
Happy International Dog Day, B&M. Not that we needed an excuse to celebrate you anyway.
Header image via Twitter/@PresidentIRL