There is nothing that gets cuter than a puppy. Imagine 10 lb of love covered in fur and wagging its tail, hurtling towards you. Puppies are probably the most beautiful baby living things created by God. They love chewing things. They pee all over your place. Sometimes, they even eat poop (yew). But nevertheless, one look into their beady eyes and you simply can’t be mad at them anymore. That is the magic behind the infamous ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’! But what do we really do to celebrate this bundle of joy? The answer to that question would be National Puppy Day.
History of National Puppy Day
National Puppy Day was created to generate awareness to puppy mills, places where dogs are force bred in poor living conditions to produce puppies. The puppies are then sold while the parents are made to breed until they become impotent. It is a very sad tale about how these puppies reach the market and then into the hands of clueless pet owners. Another huge issue is how wild dogs (street dogs) are left unneutered, resulting in a huge explosion in the population of wild or street dogs. What is worse is that these street dogs have no home and eat all kinds of wastes (from the road or a dumpster) and develop a lot of diseases that undoubtedly make the lives of these dogs a living hell. The mothers are undernourished and are hence not able to feed the newborn puppies properly. But the most horrible thing would be seeing these street puppies carrying a disease.
Few historical facts about puppies
Did you know that puppies are born blind and deaf? It is because of the short gestation period that the puppy spends inside its mother’s womb. The puppy’s sight and hearing evolve after its birth. Another interesting fact is that even puppies have baby teeth that fall off once they are between 12 to 16 weeks old. It is believed that the word ‘puppy’ could have been borrowed from the french word ‘ poupeé,’ which means a doll or toy.
What should we do on National Puppy Day?
National Puppy Day is an amazing day to adopt a puppy. Try adopting puppies from animal shelters. Those are the puppies that need immediate love and attention. Plus, animal shelters do not charge you for adopting a puppy. If you find it difficult to adopt a puppy, then don’t hesitate to spend some time with puppies at the nearest animal shelter, and if you have children, spend time as a family with ‘em puppies!
Why should we celebrate National Puppy Day?
Puppies are most vulnerable, and it is important that you try to rescue puppies that you see roaming around the neighborhood and take them to the nearest animal center. National Puppy Day celebrates puppies all around the world and is a way of us showing God how grateful we are for this amazing and extremely cute creation. Celebrate National Puppy Day on 23rd March!
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