Most Arrrgalicious Pirate Dogs on Instagram Today

Monday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day—the one day of the year we all set aside our differences and celebrate our inner pirate. According to Wikipedia, the day “was created created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy),” who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day “when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.”

For many humans, it’s a day to get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The company hands out a free doughnut to any customer who talks like a pirate and generously bestows a whole box of the glazed goodness upon anyone who shows up in costume. Unfortunately, pets are not eligible for the promotion, but many still celebrated in style by dressing up in everything from eye patches to full pirate gear.

Here are Most Arrrgalicious Pirate Dogs PJM found on Instagram today:

10. Pirates of the Caribbean Vibe

This “scally-wag” is sporting a Johnny Depp “Pirates of the Caribbean” scarf. Put some dreadlocks on this guy and he’s a dead ringer for Captain Jack Sparrow, no?

9. Chester Bubba the Frenchie

His message to the crew: “Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye can swab the poop deck, but ye can’t poop on the swab deck.” (Will someone please let Schnitzel, the dachshund sleeping next to me on the couch, know about this rule?)

8. The Trendsetter

Plumes are so last century.

7. Arrrrrrrr you going to give me a treat now?

Oh yes, a whole bag of doggie treats for not complaining about that hook, little guy!

6. Red Riding Hood or a Pirate?

It was a close call but the gold earring was the giveaway here.

5. The Whole Package

Eye patch? Check. Head scarf? Check. Parrot? Check. Peg leg? Check. This guy’s got it going on—though he doesn’t look like he’s feeling it.

4. The Guard Pirate

He’s here to serve and protect. For realz!

3. The Happy Puggy Pirate

Happiest pirate we’ve seen all day.

2. Photo Shoot Gone Wrong

Not sure what the problem is, but we hope this poor hook-limbed pup is going to be ok! Bonus points for matching the hair to the outfit.

1. 4 Hours

I’ve been in this wretched costume for four hours and you haven’t heard a peep out of me. Is there going to be a prize for this humiliation?—preferably one that involves a side of beef?

We can’t help you with that, but how about first place in our Instagram contest, buddy? You’ve earned it!

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