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Dogs!!!

My Puppy!

Today (May 8th) is the anniversary of the first ever Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  The first one was held in 1877 which makes it the second-longest continually held sporting event in the United States, trailing only the Kentucky Derby.  The first show featured over 1200 dogs and became so popular that it became a yearly event.  This date is important to me since I recently became a proud dog owner of a Boston Terrier puppy.  Not that I really care about dog shows, except for maybe the hilarious movie Best in Show, but I have always been a fan of dogs and kind of a cat hater (I know some people will get really mad at that!). 

This is the first time I have ever owned my own dog as an adult though, so we did a lot of research into breeds and adopting dogs.  We learned that the Lab is the most popular dog in America. 

Yellow Lab

If you are looking to adopt your own dog, here are some great places where you can find one: Animal Advocates, Animal Rescue League,and the Western PA Humane Society

If you are not looking to get a dog, but just want to learn more about them or read something, the library has a TON of dog books.  You can read about the history of dogsdog comic books, and even poetry about dogs.  There is even the amazing motion picture, Air Bud Golden Receiver!  So whether you want to learn more about dogs or just watch a good dog movie, the library has plenty to offer! 

    

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