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Happy puppy day!

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March 23 is National Puppy Day!  This unholiday is the perfect day to admire the ephemeral cuteness of puppies, and by admire I mean click through online photo galleries.  Here are a few puppy pictures (with a gallery link in the caption) to get you started:

Here is my own contribution, a pic of my spaniel when she was 4 months old:



Written by morethangray

March 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

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  1. Wow — a day of celebration that only comes second to “National Drink Wine Day” … which is February 18, in case you’re wondering.


    That top pic is adorable!

    Mikalee Byerman

    March 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • Wow, both of these dates are going in my planner…but I’ll have to have a belated Drink Wine Day, obviously.

      girl about town dayton

      March 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • I didn’t know about February 18, but every day is drink wine day here ;)


      March 24, 2012 at 7:38 am

  2. Nothing more to say after that! There is simply nothing better than a smiling dog, like my boy Thor.


    March 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

  3. oh, how cute. and i know just the right furballs to celebrate today with :)

  4. Can I give a shameless plug for my puppies here???

    Check them out in the last picture:

    they are the loves of my life. Happy Puppy Day!!


    March 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

  5. Reblogged this on @alicevhf and commented:
    awww.. que dulzura!!! =D


    March 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

  6. These photos are priceless.

    Anyone who enjoys this post might like the one I did about traveling with my own dog in Vietnam. It’s called “Canines in Conical Hats: Lucy does Vietnam.”

    Congrats on FP!


    Kathryn McCullough

    March 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

  7. Reblogged this on eighteenthousand.


    March 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

  8. i love dogs…….mine makes me smile even at my lowest point :)

  9. Ahhhh! I want one of each!! But mostly the first one :)


    March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

  10. Umm…I don’t think I can even handle this post. I mean, that photo of the puppy climbing the stairs is so cute that I don’t think I can handle the amount of cuteness eminating from it.

    LOVED this post! :)

    PCC Advantage

    March 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

  11. Damn you and your cute puppy pictures. Now I have to adopt a dog


    March 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

  12. I did not know that. Ok now I need to find a puppy to squeeze since mine are all full grown.


    March 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

  13. These photos are adorable! Love the little narcissist pug, lol!

    Po Girl Shines

    March 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

  14. My fav. t-shirt : “Whoever said ‘you cant buy love’ never bought a puppy”!

    MJ, Nonstepmom

    March 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  15. The first pic is adorable!

    Sarah @

    March 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  16. This is the perfect Friday afternoon motivator :) SO adorable. Happy puppy day! And congrats on FP.


    March 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  17. This made me so happy!


    March 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  18. Congrars on being Freshly Pressed!

    I love this post! Nothing makes me smile like the surprise people have when they find out my dog is in fact NOT a puppy but now almost 4. Nothing beats puppy smell and the inevitable struggle to stay awake after a whole 20 minutes of playing. This made my Friday.

    12 Novels in 12 Months

    March 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  19. the puppy on the third photo is very cute and touching


    March 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

  20. […] (anthropometaphors) […]

  21. What a great post! I agree with Katerina, the little puppy going up the steps..awww..: )

    Claire Cappetta

    March 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  22. Such cute puppies, wish I had some like those thanks for sharing!

    Ryan Sprout

    March 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  23. Thanks for the smiles! And for the links to other sites, so I could while away, oh, I dunno, a lot of time, just gazing at those cute little things. LOVE them!

    Sarah D.

    March 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  24. I still see mine as pups and they’re 8 and 10…doesn’t hurt that they’re yorkies!


    March 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

  25. Too cute!

    ms ellenor rose

    March 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  26. I love puppies. I have my poodle before but he got lost because he can’t hear anything and after mindlessly strolling without me noticing him he was picked up by somebody else. I cried myself to sleep for couple of months.


    March 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  27. Now I can’t wait to run home and play with my puppy! He turned 5 months old 3 days ago. Sometimes I forget that even though does he does weigh more than 50 pounds he is still a baby. I think some serious play time is in order this weekend…

    Go Send or Disobey

    March 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  28. Puppies are great photo subjects, just like children. :) Thank you, for sharing. :)

    Jason Ministries

    March 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  29. So cute.


    March 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  30. Reblogged this on desproduction and commented:
    The puppies are really so cute.


    March 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

  31. I’m more of a cat person, but even I think these puppies are cute.


    March 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  32. Always a happy day with puppies.


    March 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

  33. aww so cute!!! Pupppiiiieeees!


    March 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  34. the dog walking up the stairs is adorable :)

    Yannique Benitez

    March 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  35. Every day should be puppy day! Why not give your pet (or you) their own art? Check out my pet art at

    Allyn Conway

    March 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  36. Oh my gosh, this is so funny! My cousins just got a black lab puppy today! What a coincidence! Adorable pictures and congrats on being freshly pressed :)


    March 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

  37. This made my day!


    March 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  38. those pups are so adorable!!! Happy puppy day to you as well, this is the first time I’ve found out about puppy day :-P


    March 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  39. Reblogged this on S. Michelle and commented:
    I was not aware that today, March 23rd, is National Puppy Day. However, I’ll buy it – and throw in a few puppy pics of my own. Who could resist after seeing the first cutie on anthropometaphors’ post?


    March 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  40. Puppies make me happy! Who could ever be sad when the see pictures of adorable fluffy puppies??


    March 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  41. Such cuteness brings on the warm fuzzies any day. Top and third pix are my faves! Go Happy Puppy Day…


    March 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  42. Did not know that! I’ll have to post a puppy pic while it’s still the 23rd here. Just happened to come across one the other day that will work perfectly. I look forward to strolling through your blog some more this weekend. Have a good one.


    March 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  43. More, more, more!

    Grumpa Joe

    March 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  44. So wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing such beauty and sweetness with us.

  45. […] got to check out today’s Freshly Pressed and discovered that it’s evidently National Puppy Day.  Well, I can’t miss out on that fun, so here you […]

  46. cute puppies over there :D


    March 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  47. Aw that first picture is adorable!


    March 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

  48. I want one, please .. Its so LOL .. .. Cute banget :D
    I’m from Indonesia


    March 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  49. Reblogged this on lostthebesthing and commented:
    I like this picture .. And i want one of each


    March 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

  50. adorableness!!!!!!!!!!!


    March 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

  51. awww they are so cute ..watching this makes me feel a lil cuter :D


    March 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  52. These pictures are adorable and made me smile. Thanks for posting them.


    March 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

  53. PUPPY DAY!! That’s so cute!!

    Vodka Doll

    March 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

  54. Oh how I wish my Sadie (my german wire hair pointer) was that small again. Just like kids…the grow to fast. But nothing melts the heart more than pictures of adorable puppies….thank you for sharing:)

    heart, hopes, and dreams

    March 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  55. And they called it puppy love
    Oh, I guess they’ll never know
    How a young heart really feels
    And why I love her so

    And they called it puppy love
    Just because we’re in our teens
    Tell them all it isn’t fair
    To take away my only dream

    Lulu Simawati

    March 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  56. ADORABLE POST!!! Your puppy is cute, and you also found some great pics to help us all celebrate National Puppy Day. Thanks!


    March 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm



    March 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

  58. Beautiful puppies..

    I wish i have two



    March 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  59. So so cute!


    March 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm

  60. so sweet :)

    Namita Lad

    March 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  61. Reblogged this on THE CAT'S MEOW and commented:
    It’s National Puppy Day – Who knew? We didn’t, but anthropometaphers did. We just had do publish a extra post to honor the day and acknowledge the blog and the blogger. “Happy Puppy Day!”

    Jamie Dedes

    March 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  62. superb pic…..

    Dreamz Infra

    March 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

  63. The puppy climbing the huge stairs perfectly captures me on any Monday! SO CUTE!

    Sarah Harris

    March 24, 2012 at 12:04 am

  64. Wow adorable pups. Lucky you! Congrats for getting Freshly Pressed.


    March 24, 2012 at 12:29 am

  65. cuteness overload…


    March 24, 2012 at 1:03 am

  66. Cuties, such a delight to see those pictures! :)


    March 24, 2012 at 1:24 am

  67. Hi, I am Jairea and I am one dog lover! We have about 23 dogs and my mom can actually manage to keep them quiet all day and night. I became an animal lover because of her. :) BTW, your Spaniel is soooo cute! I hope to see another group of pictures on the next Puppy Day! :)


    March 24, 2012 at 1:29 am

  68. Awww!So adorable all of them.
    I grew up with atleast one puppy / dog in the house. Since we never had huge houses we always had small dogs, Poms mostly.
    Oh the love they shower on us humans … broke our hearts when we lost them to old age or terminal diseases.
    My husband’s “you can have one dog in your life.. me or it” dictat :) makes me chose “me”.

    Shweta Bhagwat

    March 24, 2012 at 3:49 am

  69. Very cute and huggable puppies!


    March 24, 2012 at 7:22 am

  70. Aw, how cute they are!

    Büyük Prens

    March 24, 2012 at 8:06 am

  71. Puppy! I <3 them ;)


    March 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

  72. Reblogged this on mooveslikejagger.


    March 24, 2012 at 8:32 am

  73. Missed this one yesterday…currently taking care of 3 pups. Nice to know of this day. Should be observed worldwide like Earth Day.


    March 24, 2012 at 8:43 am

  74. Adorable! It only takes a few kitty or doggie shots to lift my mood…so…THANKS! Love the mirror shot…”who is that in there…? I’ll get you…I’ll find you…etc…” he could be thinking. The many pleasures of accurate mirroring…I think that guy found his true soul mate but how the hell will he ever get in or get him/her out? Oh! the angst!!!


    March 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

  75. My husband and I are thinking of getting a dog, and this is only wanting to me make get one sooner!

    nepali jiwan

    March 24, 2012 at 9:59 am

  76. I want a puppy, but I’m traveling a lot so which means I can’t take care of one properly, :(.


    March 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

  77. Where would we be without our Canine mates, lovely pic’s…
    Andy O.


    March 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

  78. I have 2 of my own, but there not puppies any more.
    Great photos!


    March 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  79. Puppies are so cute. I want a puppy that never gets big. I know get a small dog.


    March 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  80. omg, so cute :D


    March 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  81. really sweet puppy ^^


    March 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  82. Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss and commented:
    The puppy is so cute!


    March 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

  83. I didn’t know today was National Puppy Day… I know I love my pups and often put their pics in my post as I can’t help myself, they are just so cute to me. Thanks for sharing this is a holiday to all of us dog lovers.


    March 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  84. Awww, adorable puppies. Wished mum would let me buy a beagle.


    March 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm

  85. puppies, more than just an adorable loving animal

    its a gift from God to human


    March 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

  86. What else is there to say? ADORABLE!

    home, garden, life

    March 25, 2012 at 4:31 am

  87. Happy life for your puppy ;-)


    March 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

  88. Those puppies are adorable!


    March 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

  89. So so cute!

    Russell Freeman

    March 25, 2012 at 7:15 am

  90. I liked the third picture. The dog is on a mission :)


    March 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

  91. Awww, I missed National Puppy Day. I had no idea! My pups are now 4 and 2 years old respectively , but they are still puppies at heart.

    I enjoyed the photos!



    March 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

  92. So cute! Nothing cuter than a fuzzy little pup.


    March 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

  93. Cuteness overload!! My “awww”s increased by pitch in every picture. The picture of the puppy walking up the stairs, omg!!
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pics!


    March 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

  94. aaw .. I, my self own 9 dogs in my house. Mother likes to have dogs at home and some how became a bond. We treat them like our own family member! Happy Puppy Day!


    March 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

  95. Oh wow, I love this blog. I’m going to look at it any time I’m feeling down.


    March 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  96. At the risk of sounding the the puppy snatcher that deep-down I probably am, I want that puppy in the mirror!!! Thanks for the warm fuzzy glow :)

    Lady Lost

    March 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  97. Awesome! And here’s my contribution:


    March 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  98. that’s sure is something dear and these photographs are amazing…nice post!!


    March 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

  99. I will contribute another one pic on my facebook,too!!!!!Happy Puppy Day~~~


    March 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  100. aww the french bulldog is the most adorable =)


    March 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  101. This is really a good work. I appreciate your efforts behind that. Have a great day!


    March 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  102. Love the third photo.. so cuteee


    March 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  103. How delightful!


    March 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

  104. The frenchie is so adorable! Awwww.


    March 26, 2012 at 12:46 am

  105. Aw, so cute!! Perfect post to stumble upon on a Monday morning :D


    March 26, 2012 at 2:24 am

  106. […] you know that October 29 is National Cat Day? Well, I didn’t too, not until I read a blog post on National Puppy Day. The post led me to google National Puppy Day, and after a series of clicks […]

  107. Reblogged this on Line Press'er.


    March 26, 2012 at 3:36 am

  108. Sausage dog is so cute…..xx


    March 26, 2012 at 5:01 am

  109. I love the one going up the stairs. Also, Winslow is a great name.


    March 26, 2012 at 6:16 am

  110. Oh my goodness, how I long for a super cute puppy!


    March 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

  111. […] thank you to everyone who liked, commented on, and shared my previous post!  Your response was […]

  112. Soo adorable! I’ve always wondered – at what age does a puppy stop being a puppy and become a dog?!


    March 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  113. Too cute! I had no idea that it was National Puppy Day and I may be 3 days late but we’ll celebrate tonight ;D

    Life's a Bowl

    March 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  114. Cute post!

    If you love dog’s and pet accessories, please check out my blog:


    March 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  115. Aww. Looks so cute!


    March 28, 2012 at 2:27 am

  116. beautiful little dogs *_*

  117. Oh I love these photo’s, I love just about any photo’s of dogs anytime. I especially love the one going up the stairs, so so cute.


    March 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

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