How Dog Twitter celebrated Star Wars Day 2020

How did Dog Twitter celebrate Star Wars Day 2020?

Yesterday was May 4th, aka Star Wars Day 2020, which saw Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker, drop on Disney Plus.

While there unfortunately weren’t many canine creatures long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away (we lamented this fact when the final TROS dropped, though there are the crystal foxes in The Last Jedi and the wolflike Bothan species in the novels), back here on Earth in the present, many science fiction fans spent the day practicing their cosplay skills.  (Some more willingly than others.)

Bunsen the Science Dog, a Bernese Mountain Dog from Alberta, went dark with the help of a fuzzy blanket:

“Bacon is the path to the Bark Side,” he play-growled ominously with a lot of drool. “Derp leads to Smootches. Smootches lead to Belly Rubs. Belly Rubs lead to Bacon.”

Deke-Henri Furry the Jack Russell Terrier, on the other hand, HATED his Ewok costume.

“This picture was taken under protest!” he complained in the caption.

Older brother Bark-Andre Furry also wore the Ewok costume, though he didn’t seem to mind the cosplay too much. Maybe that was because the design of Ewoks look fairly similar to the Norwich and Norfolk Terriers?

And Chewbacca, of course, was based on a large dog, perhaps a Newfoundland, and so in the Mel Brooks spoof Spaceballs the Chewie character was literally a half dog/half man thing.

“May the bork be with you,” Captain the Caps Pup, the Washington Capitals team service dog-in-training, said solemnly, accompanied by toy lightsabers in green and red (they could make good sticks).

We hope you had a good Star Wars Day if you celebrated the howliday, and would love to share pics of your Star Wars doggos if you message the Dog O’Day Instagram (@DogODayFS) with some background info on your very good boy or girl.

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