Friday, March 22, 2013

Puppy Day

By Diane Forrest
One year my husband and I decided to go garage sale shopping around town.  One home we visited had just had a litter of collies, and my husband went nuts! He just had to have one.  Since they had just been born, we left our name and number so when they were ready, we could get a call to pick one to adopt.  The next week we got a call from the owner.  Her son had been in an accident, and she was going to have to leave town to care for him.  She was concerned about the runt of the litter, who had to be bottle-fed, and asked if we would take him now.  Of course my husband agreed quickly, and we soon found ourselves with a new baby.  In fact, that was his name, Baby.  We got a little bottle, and fed him goats milk.  When we first got him, he could fit in the palm of your hand, but after weeks of feeding and caring for this newborn, he quickly grew into a happy puppy.  

Unfortunately my husband who had been injured, was not able to take care of him when he grew bigger, but the original owner had returned from caring for  her son, so we returned the puppy to her. 

Today is National Puppy Day.  According to,   National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day. This holiday, as well as others, are part of Colleen Paige's Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, a non-profit organization which offers financial assistance and educational programs ranging from pet cancer to fire safety and travel safety for kids and pets alike. AMF also hosts many wonderful holiday festivals and trade shows throughout each year and brings local shelter pets to these events hoping to find them a forever home.  Click on this site to learn more about this day, and ways to celebrate, and consider adopting a puppy today.

Most Popular Dog Names

  • Bella
  • Bandit
  • Charlie
  • Cassie
  • Duke 
  • Dutchess
  • Houston
  • Jasmine
  • Laddie 
  • Lela
  • Maggie
  • Marmaduke 
  • Molly
  • Sophie
  • Snoopy
  • Spike
  • Winston 
  • Tillie
  • Truman
  • Zeus

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