If you weren't happy on Friday on International Happiness Day then have some photos of puppies for International Puppy Day which are sure to put a smile on your face.
But seriously, there is a reason behind the apparent silliness, in the US (where this originated of course) it's a day to highlight the horror of puppy mills / farms and encourage people to adopt dogs from shelters or only to buy puppies from reputable breeders like the three pups in our collage - meet office dogs, Hebe (gets in twice, typical), Hester and Dido. All from local breeders of working dogs so not only are they from reputable breeders they're of sound stock too. Our old timer, Maia, will be 15 in two weeks proving it's a good policy, we don't have digital puppy pictures of her.
Here in the UK Dogs Trust does something similar and have just launched their Be Dog Smart campaign helping families understand more about how to behave around dogs in order to keep themselves safe. Find out more about the campaign here, www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk and the reason behind it here.