Our existence is a series of decisions. How hard are we going to fight to be happy today? How much are we going to go after our dreams? How much are we going to try and be the best friend, employee, lover, parent that we can be?
If it sounds like a lot of work, that's because it is. Sure, sometimes mother nature throws us a bone and gives us something to naturally love (and then it's up to us to not screw it up), but for the most part, we need to clean up life's dirt in order to create happiness.
That takes a lot of perseverance, and for many of us, our immediate reaction to that is like the "no bones" pug that became TikTok famous.
What does "no bones day" mean on TikTok? This pug's "no bones" mornings have TikTokers cracking up.
Everyone's had those mornings where they just didn't want to get up out of bed. Everything seems like a chore, from that pile of mail we need to open up, to calling up EZ-Pass because they somehow hit you with $220 of fines for a $0 toll (figure that one out), to getting ready to go to work, or read through all of those messages in the group chat. We've had those moments when we wish we could just hit "pause" on existence for a while.
And while hitting that "pause" button too many times is probably bad training for when life places you in a pressurized situation as you'll naturally just want to "tap out," it's nonetheless a sentiment that's all too relatable.
And one that this pug encapsulated perfectly. The 14-year-old little puppy named Noodle inspired tons of memes about "no bones days."
Social media manager Jonathan Graziano showcased an instance of Noodle's "boneless" mornings, which are basically times when the adorable little pug simply decides to plop right back down in his doggy bed instead of seizing the day. Will Noodle engage his bones or not? That's the question every morning when Jonathan tries to wake him up.
Jonathan treated the reveal of a "bones" vs. "no bones" day like groundhog day, except the question wasn't whether or not Noodle would see his shadow, but if he'd decide to be a productive member of society or whatever that means for dogs.
Noodle the "no bones" pug helped Jonathan seriously increase his TikTok following.
Making a living off of TikTok can be an embarrassing and soulless endeavor for some, and in order to make a sizable amount of cash on the platform, you'll need to amass millions and millions of followers and get tons of replays.
While it appeared that Noodle is potentially inching Jonathan closer to that form of additional income, the social media manager just appeared to be enjoying his video posts of Noodle glorification.
In an interview with Insider, Jonathan stated prior to him uploading the Noodle content, he had about 50,000 followers. As of this writing, he has nearly 994,000 followers on TikTok.
Jonathan posted a heartbreaking update about Noodle's death.
On December 3, 2022, a new upload to Jonathan's account revealed the news none of his followers wanted to hear.
"I'm so sorry to have to share this, but Noodle passed yesterday," he said. "He was at home. He was in my arms. It's a day that I always knew was coming but never thought would arrive."
He continued: "I wanted to encourage you to celebrate him while we're navigating this sadness. He lived 14.5 years. which is about as long as you can hope a dog can. And he made millions of people happy. Thank you for loving him. Thank you for embracing us."
Let's all have a celebratory "bones day" in Noodle's honor. He will be missed.