Birthdays are a time when we can be a bit extra. People go a bit over the top on presents or parties or surprises. But how over the top would you go for your dog's birthday? Would you pay and rent a billboard just to let everyone know that it's your dog's birthday? Because one guy has. And he takes the medal for the most extra owner of the year. Keep reading to see what he did.

Pets are our little furry friends, arent they?

We love them like we love other members of our family.

Because they feel like an extra family member, especially if you've grown up with them.

But, honestly, how far would you go for celebrating their birthday?

Perhaps buy them a new toy.

Or even a pupcake.

But would you rent a billboard for your dog so that everyone would know that it's his birthday?

Because we can’t imagine that many people would.

Apart from one man, Maxx Chewning, a thirty-year-old YouTuber from the US.

Chewning knew that he wanted to do something big for his furry friend Dood’s birthday and thought this would be perfect.

Which it was.

And, luckily for us, he filmed it for his 362,000 subscribers to watch.

The video documents the day of his dog's birthday.

The vlog starts with Chewning waking up, with Dood sat at the side of him on the bed.

The pair then started their day by going for a walk.

And followed it by going to get a puppuccino.

Having began his YouTube career back in 2011, Chewning shares everything from fitness tips to days in his life.

So vlogging Dood’s birthday isn’t a surprise.

And after enjoying their little coffee date.

It was time to reveals the big surprise to Dood.

Maxx drove him and Dood to where the surprise was.

And filmed the reveal of the billboard.

Unsurprisingly, the billboard was a first for the digital billboard company.

As they admitted they had never had a request like that before.

Despite the big surprise, it didn't receive much of a reaction from Dood.

The billboard read ‘Happy Birthday Dood!!!’.

And had a picture of Dood at the side with confetti in the background.

It was safe to say that Maxx enjoyed the billboard more than Dood.

The pair then continued with their day, where Dood was given birthday cake to add to celebrations.

Which he seemed to enjoy a lot.

If you want to watch Dood's birthday, you can check out the video here.

There’s a super sweet montage at the end, showcasing the times the friends have had together over the past year.

The day can't have come cheap though.

Especially to say the dollars have been spent on his pooch.

In the video, Maxx explained why he spent so much money: “I don’t even have a girlfriend so I’m not spending any money on that, so why don’t I spend it all on my dog?”

“Seems like the better option, to be honest.”

Speaking to Bored Panda Maxx explained why he brought Dood, he said: “After living in Virginia my entire life (29 years), I picked up my businesses and moved halfway across the country to pursue bigger and better things in Texas,”

“I knew that with this new chapter in my life, I was ready to get a best friend right as I turned 30 years old.”

I looked online for a breeder in Texas and found one with 1 Goldendoodle left in a litter of 6 boys,” he added.

“Dood was waiting for me to arrive and as soon as I walked in and saw him, I knew he was perfect.”

And you can see why.

How could anyone not love Dood.

Judging by the 128,000 views and the various comments on the video it seems Maxx's subscribers also feel the same way.

Whilst some people had bad things to say, it was only a minority. The majority of comments loved the relationship between Maxx and Dood.

One subscriber wanted the same love, commenting "I just want someone to love me the way Maxx loves Dood".

And many others also felt the same way as they added “don’t we all.”

Another subscriber said "May this serve as an inspiration to every dog owner out there. This is heartwarming."

We will have to see how many people decide to take inspiration from the video.

May it will be the next big pet trend.

Will you be renting a billboard for your pets next birthday?

We should all know by now that regular, thorough hand washing is important.

Although, I would have hoped you were doing that anyway.

Viral challenges once included eating Tide pods.

And balancing brooms upright. Thankfully, internet challenges during this crazy time are slightly different.  

And a lot safer.

Thanks to the insistence of the World Health Organization, WHO, it’s all about handwashing.

Participants demonstrate proper handwashing techniques.

Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhan Ghebreyesus, called on people to use their social media platforms to promote “regular, safe, and effective hand hygiene.”

Celebrities everywhere have used this to teach us their techniques.

And although this is a positive challenge to be a part of, we want something more.

Something more... fury?

And that’s exactly what we got. Scroll down to watch the adorable videos…

They're going viral.

I feel confused, but well educated. People are sharing the videos of animals washing their hands… or front paws, in a bid to encourage others to do the same.

I mean, who would you rather take advice from?

Selena Gomez giving out her handwashing tips, or an Orangutan scrubbing in a bucket? You don’t need to answer, we all know who it is. The adorable video is coming up soon…

We just can't get enough of these little guys.

A video uploaded by Indian Forest Service officer, Parveen Kaswan, has been widely shared.

Kaswan is known for sharing videos of the animals to promote important messages.

He used a clip of a raccoon to underline the seriousness of washing hands, with the caption: “keep washing your hands. At least for 25 seconds, demo will be shown by this small guy. Ashley Raine.”  

I'm unsure whether the raccoon was called Ashley Raine, but I sure hope she was.

Health agencies have stressed the importance of hygiene recently, a video of a doctor washing her hands multiple times while removing layer after layer of her protective gear has also gone viral on social media.

Pet owners are even getting their little companions to join in.

And I have to say, some of them are doing far better than the humans I’ve seen.

Not every animal is impressed.

But every little helps.

Sometimes the advice can get a little confusing.

But as long as those toe beans are clean, does it really matter?

The advice is clearly sinking in.

And one primate, in particular, has gone viral for the technique she learnt from her keepers.

A clip of Sandra, the thirty-four-year-old orangutan has gone viral.

The accompanying caption to the video shared on Facebook, said: “she started washing her hands because she saw all the zookeepers doing it repeatedly during the crisis”

Sandra lives at the Center for Great Apes.

On their Facebook page, they mentioned: “Sandra has daily pools of water and really likes to wash things — her toys, her surroundings, and her hands! Sandra loves to clean up!” We could all learn a thing or two from Sandra. Keep scrolling to see how this incredibly annoying song has actually been useful…
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