If you’re having a bad day, get ready to cheer up a little. It’s national puppy day!
A top trending topic on twitter and a much needed break from politics, reality TV, and (yes, I’m saying it) March Madness.
Just, look at them:
Part of me believes world peace would begin with if the UN was given a basket of puppies.
As cute as they are, owning a puppy ( or pet in general) can also be beneficial to you and your family.
If you do plan on adding a puppy to your family, there are some things to keep in mind:
- Puppy mills are a problem. Many pet stores use puppy mills to stock their shelves. These pups can have genetic problems, and the fate of the parents isn’t normally good. These pups still need love, but efforts to shut these down is more than appropriate.
- Puppies can cost a lot. According to PetFinder, the first year costs of owning a dog can be from $700-$10,000. These costs some from adoption fees, shots, supplies, check-ups, etc.
- They don’t stay puppies forever. There is some science behind why we fall for puppies. Puppies are only puppies for so long. Then, they grow into whatever wonderful breed or mix they are.
- They need training. Unless, of course you want them stealing your food and using your carpet as a toilet.
- They will change your life.
Puppies are awesome! So, lets all take a minute to acknowledge that today!