Celebrating The Hangovers of 2018

The Hangover Contest gets more and more competitive every year.

And this year raised the bar yet again. The 2018 TWB Hangover Contest around attracted over 400 submissions. 423 to be exact. And we had over 13,000 votes.

That’s a lot of doggy hangover enthusiasts.

But most importantly, we distributed $1,000 to the winner and her charity of choice. Not a bad payout for a passed-out photo.

So, congratulations to Scout and Needy Paws on taking home $500 each. We’re proud to put our dry-erase presentation check to use for such deserving recipients.

Winning is no small feat. Scout clearly brought her A-game and hustled to drum up support on Facebook. But there were several other outstanding hangovers that our staff enjoyed perusing. Let’s take a look back at a few.

No wonder the Like button got such a workout. With so many hangovers to cherish, we’re already looking forward to next year.

If you didn’t participate this time around, it’s cool. Study the standouts. Practice your portraiture. And get ready for next year. If one thing is for certain, this hangover thing is here to stay.

And the competition is going to continue to improve.

If you just stumbled upon this blog post and are scratching your head wondering what we’re talking about when we say “doggy hangover,” it’s a pretty simple concept.

When dogs come to The Watering Bowl for a cage-free day of play, that’s all they do. They run. They jump. They sniff. And by the time they’re done, they…are…done.

So, when your dog gets home from The Watering Bowl, or sometimes even during the car ride on the way home, he or she may slip into a sudden and deep slumber.

That’s when a camera phone and a few well-curated props come in handy. Aside from the intrinsic value of a worn out dog, the hangover is also a symbol of a day well spent.

When dogs are allowed to spend time with a pack, they pick up positive behavioral cues. And when they are able to expend some pent up energy, the results are definitely noticeable.

So, whether you win a big check or not, a hangover equates to roughly two days of daycare for the price of one.