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Pix We Love: Instagram Dogs Ring in the New Year

These pups donned party hats, toasted with bubbly, and even shared a kiss at midnight. How did your dogs celebrate?

Jeff Goldberg  |  Jan 1st 2015


One of the great joys in life for dogs is sharing in the annual traditions of their humans. And no celebration can top the pomp and circumstance of New Year’s Eve. But some pups can take the fun a little too far, making New Year’s Day a real headache. Here are some Instagram classics showing how dogs have rung in the new year … and also the aftermath of their partying ways.

Now that was a proper party hat.

This dog went with a lid that brought out his wild and crazy side.

Everyone got bubbly!

And when the ball dropped at midnight, confetti was thrown!

And noise-makers were blown!

And kisses were had.

Some pups woke bleary-eyed on New Year’s Day.

And more than a bit hungover.

How did your dogs ring in the New Year? Share stories and photos in the comments!

About the author: Jeff Goldberg is a freelance writer in Quincy, Mass. A former editor for MLB.com and sportswriter for the Hartford Courant who covered the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team (Huskies!) and the Boston Red Sox, Jeff has authored two books on the UConn women: Bird at the Buzzer (2011) and Unrivaled (2015). He lives with his wife, Susan, and their rescue pup, Rocky, an Italian Greyhuahua/Jack Russell mix from a foster home in Tennessee, hence the name Rocky (as in Rocky Top).