Let's Talk with Cheryl Hollon
It’s National Puppy Day!
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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