National Puppy Day
By Cassie Sullivan
National Puppy Day in the United States is celebrated on March 23rd. This special day was started by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist. She also started other days of recognition in the U.S., such as: Dog Day, Cat Day, Kitten Day, Mutt Day and Wildlife Day, among others. Ms. Paige invites us on this particular day of recognition, to celebrate puppies and to consider adoption today, but if adopting is not an option right this moment, please try to donate $5 to a puppy rescue. Puppies are incredible additions to the family. They require a lot of training, attention, and care- but in return the love they provide is truly remarkable. Puppies, while we love them, should be spayed or neutered to help rescue organizations find homes for animals already born as the numbers of dogs in need of a home is astronomical. However, when puppies are born, it is important they have a healthy and happy home, and adoption or donating to an animal shelter, are great ways to help.
Some facts you may have never heard about puppies:
- They are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
- A puppy spends about fourteen hours of every day sleeping.
- They develop their sense of smell at the age of three weeks.
- A dog’s sense of smell is more than 1 million times stronger than that of a person.*
- A dog’s sense of hearing is more than 10 times more accurate than that of a person.*
- A dog’s nose print is one of a kind, very similar to a person’s fingerprint.*
This is funny…for a good cause.
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*Information from http://dogtime.com/puppies/