If We Love Puppies Because… Then Why…

Some A-musings on Puppy Love

  • If we love puppies because they’re furry, why don’t more of us want to date men with hairy backs?
  • If we love puppy breath so much, why do we freak out that some people eat dogs?
  • If we love puppies because they have drooly jowls, why don’t our voices get all high and squeaky when we see a picture of Richard Nixon or Winston Churchill?
  • If we love puppies because they’re little and squirmy, why don’t we get all excited when we turn over our compost?
  • If we love puppies because of their loud, excited yips, why don’t we all want to take Richard Simmons home?
Golden Retriever Puppy

Even as a baby, Honey was camera shy. This is her sister.

Pausing to give thanks

Honey and I are so thankful for all the support we’ve received in raising money for the Tompkins County SPCA through the March for the Animals. If you want to know why people from all over the world are supporting a small shelter in upstate NY, read all about it here.

Thank you especially goes to recent donors :

The March for the Animals isn’t until October 1 so you still have time to join in.

And, as an extra thank you, I’ve decided to dig into my big bag o’swag and hold a random prize giveaway among my donors.

I’ll announce the prize (but I promise it will be something good) and the winner after the October 1 march. Click here to donate securely online.

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  1. Puppy love seems to be a class of inconsistencies on its own.

  2. I love this post… somehow puppies make us forget our other preferences, I suppose. That cute is overpowering. :)

    • Cuteness is a super power. There’s no other way of thinking about it.

      When we’re stuck in traffic and need to change lanes, I ask Honey to stick her head out the window and use the power of cute to help us move over. We eventually find someone who gets so distracted by her that we can shift lanes.

      You need to teach Bella this. You deal with much heavier traffic than we do. :)

  3. This really made me smile – the things we do for love :))

  4. ROFL…. I would NEVER love Richard Nixon- even if he was the cutest puppy in the whole wide world!

  5. I kind of like Churchill’s jowels. In a completely platonic way, of course. 😉

    Honey’s sister is so cute! I hope she ended up in half as good a home.

    • I like that Churchill was fond of poodles, myself. No wonder he was able to to spend all those long hours getting his nation through a horrific war and being bombed. He had a poodle to rely on.

      Honey’s breeder keeps up with all the people who adopt her puppies. I’m sure she’s doing great. :)

  6. Thanks for the smile! I needed that tonight.

    • Let’s see if puppies still make you smile in a few months when you find little stinkies on the rug. Or will that be Mr. Taleteller’s job to clean up? :)

  7. OMG that puppy is so huggable! Maybe it’s the adorable combination of all of those things :) Thanks for the mention!

  8. These days I love puppies who I can hand back after lots of cuddles:) But there is no denying the puppy cute factor that you wouldn’t find at all cute in a human!

  9. OMG – It’s RoseBud (from the movie, you know)! Now I understand how you came to bring Honey home. :)

    So funny! (I actually met Richard Simmons in the eighties (long story) – anyway, I think I would have liked to hang out with him a little while – he was hilarious!)

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