FYI, today is National Puppy Day. Now, take the opportunity to ooooh and awwww over any puppy you see today even more than you normally would.
I love all animals equally, but there is something about puppies that make me melt into a puddle of cute. It is a truth universally acknowledged that owning a pet increases a person’s lifespan, so why not adopt a baby ball of fluff? OK obviously DON’T if you can’t take care of a puppy or want to live a life of no responsibility and sheer abandon (which we totally support). But, if you want a pet, puppies are just about the friendliest creatures on earth; they protect you, love you, and want to be your best friend. And straight up, who wouldn’t want that? Here are just a few reasons why we’re obsessed with these fuzzy cuties. And Happy National Puppy Day to all the baby dogs in your life (of which I hope there are many).
The Puppies to Babies Ratio
At least number-wise. There are 6.2 million puppies born every year in comparison to 4 million human babies. So essentially, every baby in the world could be given at least one puppy. We support that motion.
Puppies lead the perfect life.
When a puppy is born, 90% of the time they are sleeping and other 10% they are eating. Nothing is better than a napping puppy. Nothing.
They are very talented.
Puppies are very good sniffers. The percentage in their brain devoted to smelling is 40% larger than humans. They can smell things 1,000 times better than we can.
Puppies get lonely when you’re not around.
Since puppies are born with a litter, they are natural social butterflies. Most puppies are extremely social and love being around people.