Let's Talk with Cheryl Hollon

It’s National Puppy Day!

March 23, 2023

National Puppy Day is a day that celebrates the joy and love that puppies bring into our lives. Observed every year on March 23rd, it has become a popular holiday for dog lovers around the world. But where did this holiday come from?

In 2006 Colleen Paige, an animal behaviorist and author, founded the holiday. It served as a way to raise awareness about the plight of puppies in shelters and encourage adoption. She has been a lifelong advocate for animals.

National Puppy Day raises awareness about adopting puppies from animal shelters and rescue organizations. Many puppies end up in shelters because of overbreeding, or they were abandoned. National Puppy Day encourages people to consider adopting a puppy instead of buying one.

It has gained popularity and has become a day to celebrate the puppies in our lives and promote animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. It is a day to educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, providing proper care and nutrition, and treating animals with kindness and respect.

Miranda Trent, the protagonist in my Paint & Shine series, has a blond fluffy terrier mixed puppy. Sandy is an adorable rescue that steals every scene he’s in.

How will you celebrate with your puppies on National Puppy Day?

The Paint & Shine Mysteries are set in the Daniel Boone National Forest. My parents were born and raised there, and now they rest in peace at the Adams family Cemetery in Wolfe County, Kentucky. The characters spend considerable time preparing traditional southern meals and creating moonshine cocktails. Please consider buying locally. Independent bookstores need your help during these challenging times.

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14 thoughts on “It’s National Puppy Day!

  1. I love puppies! There’s absolutely nothing like puppy breath. I will celebrate by spending time with an adopted shelter dog that landed in an exceptionally good home! Love this post, Cheryl!!!

  2. Yay, puppies! We’re down to two dogs right now…an Italian Greyhound and a mini Australian Shepherd…but we’ve also had various rescued and rehomed pups over the years and up to four at a time. Fortunately, they always get along with our cats. I love the saying, “Be the person your dog thinks you are.” Our animal buddies can teach us many lessons on friendship and humility. Which is why almost every one of my books has featured a pet character of some sort.

    1. Hi Diane, I think pets are integral to every character I’ve ever created. My current work has a ginger tom as a mouser who keeps the wine cellars free of the little pests. He’s fabulous!

    1. Hi Debra, I’m enjoying the freedom of loving pets that belong to others. One of my grand kitties was definitely the alpha dog in her household. She was a huge, fluffy, bossy lady.

  3. We’ve had two rescue dogs in the past 20 years. Both are gone now, and we’re struggling. We feel certain another furkid will come into our lives, if it’s meant to be.

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