With all the horror taking place in Brussels this week, it was easy to miss the fact that
Wednesday March 23rd was National Puppy Day!
Happiness, Charles M. Schulz famously observed, is a warm puppy.
The goal of National Puppy Day is "to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills."
Humane societies are packed with unwanted litters, strays, pickups from other shelters.
It's important to remember that those cute puppies require plenty of care and training. If you're away for nine hours a day, perhaps a puppy isn't for you.
Also, puppies do grow up. Many puppies are surrendered to the Humane Society around the 5-month mark because they've outgrown the cute stage.
But if you're ready for a puppy, no doubt there's one ready for you. Drop by your local shelter and see if you can find a friend.
Nothing will make you happier!
Extracted from coverage on CNN