Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23 - National Puppy Day

On this day in history, in 2006, Colleen Paige (Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist, and Author) founded National Puppy Day. (She is also the founder of National Dog Day, National Cat Day, and National Horse Day, which we featured earlier this month).

National Puppy Day is a day to celebrate the unconditional love puppies bring into our lives every day. It is a day to educate the public about puppy mills, animal abuse, and the mission to create a nation of puppy-free pet stores. National Puppy Day is a day to adopt an orphaned puppy (or dog), and save them from a harsh life of neglect and abuse.

For more information about National Puppy Day, or its founder Colleen Paige, go here:

Check out these books and more at the library:
"The New Puppy", by Anne Civardi

"Here's a Happy Puppy", by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
"A Dog's Life: the Autobiography of a Stray", by Ann M. Martin
"Clifford the Small Red Puppy", by Norman Bridwell
"Charley's First Night", by Amy Hest
"The Poky Little Puppy", by Janette Sebring Lowrey
"Rescue Pup", by Jean Little
"Where's Spot?", by Eric Hill
"Your New Puppy Week-By-Week: a Weekly Guide From Birth to One Year Old", by Hugh Washington

Today is also World Meteorological Day, Near Miss Day, and Corn Dog Day!

Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:

- The 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet occurred in 1066
- Samuel de Champlain set sail for his final voyage to Quebec at the age of 63 in 1633
- Canada's first newspaper, the "Halifax Gazette", by printed by John Bushell in 1752.
- 2 days after succeeding Zacharias, Pope Stephen II died in 1752
- The first recorded use of "OK" (oll korrect) happened in Boston's Morning Post in 1839
- E. A. Gardner patented the Streetcar in 1858
- The Wright brothers obtained their airplane patent in 1903
- Lomer Gouin became Quebec's 15th Premier in 1905
- The Dixie Cup was invented in 1912
- Sudan became independent in 1956
- Evel Kneivel broke 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars in 1972
- The International Bill of Rights went into effect in 1976
- Ernie Eves became Ontario's Conservative leader in 2002, instilled as Premier on April 15
- In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 29 soldiers were killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Stay tuned for our next "On This Day in History"!

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