Sunday, March 24, 2013

National Puppy Day

USA, Europe and other parts of the globe where the date is still March 23rd are celebrating National Puppy Day! My sister just told me this piece of info earlier today but when I looked in the clock, it's already past 12 midnight.

Mind you, it's not just a merely event/holiday/special day but it is sort of a group/organization founded by Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author. She's also the founder National Dog Day and National Cat Day. Wow! Kudos to her in upbringing the importance of pets and their significance in our lives.

On National Puppy Day we only not celebrate the unconditional love puppies are giving to us and our family, not to mention the joy they bring but also to raise awareness on puppy farms (aka puppy mills) and the abuse or violence toward animals. Puppy farms/Puppy Mills was defined in Avenson v. Zegart in 1984 as a dog breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a low overhead and maximize profits. In simpler form, money is the priority versus animal welfare.

In my own way of celebrating this special day for puppies which I love to cuddle since they are oozing with cuteness and charm, I'm sharing with you the photos of my beloved and picky eater dog, Poochie. I still remember the time that my sister brought her home and Poochie was a scared and introverted puppy that she always follow my sister anywhere in the house.My sister was the original owner of Poochie but when she left for Shanghai for a project, the puppy have to stay with us and that's the beginning of a close relationship that is still evident to this day.

A poise puppy!
A winking puppy!
A behave puppy!

Can't get enough of puppies? Do you have a pet dog or cat? Are you an animal lover? Do you have the same advocate as Colleen in helping puppies and other animals alike? Please do check out the website of National Puppy Day to know more about the advocacy behind this celebration. At the moment they're offering 15% discount on Puppy Day Tees and there's an ongoing contest for puppies. Cool prizes are up for grabs. Now don't be shy, I know your curious.

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