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Happy National Puppy Day!

Friends, it is our distinct pleasure to wish you a very happy holiday. What holiday is it, you ask? Why, National Puppy Day, of course! National Puppy Day was started in 2006 by animal behaviorist Colleen Paige, who envisioned it not just as a day during which to marvel at just how gosh-darn adorable the little guys are, but also to serve as a reminder about the importance of pet adoption and the perils of puppy mills.

Above, we present some of the cutest puppies we've seen in recent memory -- and that's saying a lot. These three puppies -- one playful, two sleepy -- are Pomeranians named Mia, Turtle and Pork. 

Of course, cute puppies -- and really, aren't they all cute puppies? -- are rather like potato chips, in that it's hard to watch just one adorable video. If you, like us, are hungry for more puppy videos, allow us to suggest some of our favorites from the vaults of Your Morning Adorable -- for starters, a Brussels griffon puppy and a golden retriever puppy who are each terribly confused by the concept of mirrors. From there, we'll move on to the wide world of beagle puppies: A pair of them who just can't seem to climb down a flight of stairs and another pair just learning to make their breed's signature baying sound. Still want more? How about six Scottish terrier puppies wreaking (adorable) havoc? 

If you've got your own puppy at home, we'd love to see it -- share your photos and videos in the Puppy Power! album at The Times' photo-sharing site, Your Scene.

-- Lindsay Barnett

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Video: jamieserigny via YouTube

 
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I certainly hope those wanting puppies are going to the many adoption agencies and pounds before they shop at pet stores. The pounds are LOADED to the gills with dogs that no one wants, especially chi's.


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