Jun 5, 2009

It's National Donut Day!!!

Thank you for the tip Norwood! Donuts are our favorite!!!

How did donut day start?

In 1917, Salvation Army female volunteers known as "lassies" prepared thousands of fresh donuts for the homesick soldiers that served in France during World War I. National Donut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression.

How do you say donut in your language?

Italy = fritole
Montenegro = ustipci
Mexico = churro
Turkey = lokma
France = beignet
Germany = krapfen
India = balushai
Netherlands = oliebollen

Fun Donut Facts!

In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.

The largest donut ever made was an American-style jelly donut weighing 1.7 tons, which was 16 feet in diameter and 16 inches high in the center!

Per capita, Canda has more donut shops than any other country.

The hole in the donut's center appeared in the first half of the 19th Century.

Adolph Levitt invented the first donut machine in 1920.

We found this info at LaMar's Donuts website. These donuts look yummy!
Take the donut trivia challege

28 Treats:

Fenway said...

National Donut Day and I'm not in MA???? That is wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

MA has more Duncan Donut franchises than any state in the union. There are over 5,800 franchises and I firmly believe MA has 5,000 of them!

Come by and see me getting some famous DD coffee!

I love the video! You guys know how to celebrate holidays.

Elizabeth and Luna said...

Instead of a donut, can we have your little Hailey? She is just so cute!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom JUST had one!

One of the vendors brought some in today!

I'll make sure I likhk around her mouth when she gets home!


Anonymous said...

It was so cute to watch Hailey in action! She may be the smallest, but she's right there jumping up for the treats! (And that was a big one, too!) Happy Donut Day!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Anonymous said...

Lamar's is the BEST!

Anonymous said...

so I've been told:)

pam said...

Hey Hailey you're a pretty good soccer player. But we're pretty sure you're not supposed to eat the ball.

Bobo and Meja

chicamom85 said...

I love donuts, thanks for a great excuse to eat some.


Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

National donut day?????
And we haven't one????
can we have one of yours dear friends???????but only if Hailey agree....Mmmmmmmmmmmm...she's sooooooooooo tiny...but have a big big big big mouth to
contain such a big donut!!!!!!!
Great video....we love watching Hailey jumping for her donut...and Addie and Lucie are soooooooooooooo good to stay fixed waiting their donut too!!!!!!!!!!!
we love you dear friends!!!!!!!!!!!
You're a special friends for usssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
have a great weekend!!!!

♥玮倩 said...


i've never heard of this! interesting

best regards

Fred said...


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

what a donut - we have never had one - mommy doesnt let us eat that type of stuff


happypitbull said...

National Donut Day?? Say no more. I'm going to Dunkin Donuts right NOW!

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Here in Mexico we call them DONAS.
Glad you enjoyed them!
Kisses and hugs


I can't believe you got a donut. Mom passes 4 Dunkin Donuts from home to day camp. Nothing.. not one time did we stop. Unbelievable.

PS Hailey- I like your technique. I do that with my apples.


Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We really loved the video! Hailey is so cute with the donut and she obviously really savoured it!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

We didn't even know there was a National Donut Day...

Hailey was sooo cute with her donut...

Abby xxxooo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Thank you for the donut lesson....now we MUST have one....but it's almost 1am and the nearest open shop is 15 miles away, grr!
Donuts tomorrow, for sure!
Hailey is so cute! And so are Addie & Lucie...obviously, but Hailey...aww!
Drooly sugary slobbers xx

The OP Pack said...

Now you are making all of us want donuts too! Mom so wishes we had a Dunkin Donuts close to us, but we do have Krispy Kreme.

Adorable Hailey in that video.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Technodoll said...


Quebec = beigne (en français!)

This video was the best evar! We're sooo jealous.... mmm donuts. You made our mom drool.

BTW we adore your new blog, it's rockin'! Well new look for us since we haven't been here in a while... our stupid mom has FOUR blogs now so she's neglecting us.


Love and roooos,

Dakotah & Maika

Anonymous said...

donut = munk (in swedish).

i will try to get my human to buy one today, to celebrate - thanks for telling me about this!


BJ Roan said...

After reading this post, we may need to make a donut run! That donut hole is almost as big as Hailey. Cute!

Matilda said...

Hi Addie,Lucie and Hailey!
Happy Donut Day!
Wow you got a donut,Hailey! How was that?
wag wag wag

Anonymous said...

Hi Addie, Lucie and Hailey- of course you can put logo on your site! The code for "no squirrels" is here -

If you want the other one, you'll have to copy & paste.

I think you 3 are pretty darn cute too:)

Fenway said...

Hi Sweet Addie and Lucie and Hailey!

Guess what???? That was my real honest-to-god mama dog, Devon, on b13's site today!!!!!!!

I think that's where I get my ball catching genes.

Your devoted pal,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Hailey was just adorable eating her donut!
We got donuts too and we didn't even realize that it was National donut day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch



i thought you had a new ball for a minute, hailey. that do-nut role looked yummylicious!!

mommy just sent your mom the link to our day trip yesterday.

Love ya lots {{{huggies}}}....Mona

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

We like how Hailey plays with hers like a soccer ball!

Gus and Waldo

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