I think you’d have to be a circus freak not to love puppies.


These fuzzy-cuddly-squeaky-squirmy little packages of joy are proof that overall – life is good. In fact, puppies are going quite mainstream lately. Evidence below:

Example One: The Puppy Bowl. I stumbled across this joy fest last year and almost passed out with glee. It’s like the world has finally evened the score for those of us who don’t like football. Set your DVR to record it on Super Bowl Sunday. You will not be disappointed.

The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet. Shown the afternoon of the Super Bowl, the show usually consists of footage of a batch of puppies at play inside a model stadium with commentary on their actions by the late Harry Kalas – a narrator for NFL Films and longtime play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies. The first Puppy Bowl was shown on February 6, 2005. The puppies featured in the Puppy Bowl are from shelters, and the show contains information on how viewers can adopt rescued puppies and help their local shelter. The bowl seems to have an age limit of four months, so there have been no recurring players.”

Example Two: Chapman University puppy therapy. 

Why oh why did ASU not initiate this when I was in college. This is the best.idea.ever. I think this concept could be mimicked at international peace summits. Think about it, if all the leaders in the middle east sat down over chocolate milk and french fries and played with puppies for a few hours, it’s clear we’d be a little closer to harmony.

A Chapman University student group wanted to find a way to relieve stress during finals week, so it came up with an innovative approach: puppies. On Wednesday, in the middle of “cram week,” a bunch of puppies will be stationed outside the university library for students to pet and play with. The event, called “Furry Friends for Finals,” is being organized by the university’s Active Minds club, which promotes mental awareness.

As the proud owner of two puppies, I can easily vouch for their ability to create large amounts of joy. Even when they destroy my clothing, property and personal finances, I still love them to death. They are the lights of my life.

The next time you’re feeling sad or stressed, or just losing faith in humanity, text me and I’ll bring a puppy over – free therapy.


3 thoughts on “puppies!

  1. Ithaca College did something like puppy therapy! During finals week, the local humane society would take over a conference room with puppies & kittens for the students to come play with! It was truly magical.

  2. Thank you for participating in the Puppy In Training Blog Carnival. Great Post! Puppies definitely are too cute.I usually catch part of the Puppy Bowl and it would have been nice to have puppy therapy during finals week at the U of A.By the way, I'm lucky enough to see Labrador Retriever puppies all the time as a guide dog puppy raiser. We raise puppies from 7 weeks to about 1 1/2 years of age training in obedience and socialization until they move on to guide dog college.

  3. That's so cool that you help raise guide dogs! Is there specific training you have ot take them through in their first year?

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