Do we really need a day to honor puppies? Yes. Yes we do.

Today (March 23) is National Puppy Day, a day to salute these cute, crazy and cuddly critters who bring so much joy to so many people. The holiday is well past its puppy stage, now that it's celebrating its 10th year.

If the day has inspired you, you can donate to the Humane Societyv or maybe look into adopting a pup yourself.

Now, we can go on and on (and on some more) about how awesome puppies are and how they're just so darned adorable, but we think we'll stick to the old adage that a "picture is worth a thousand words" and show some pictures of puppies. There's a few photos here, so we'll get started on the thousand words with the likes of "sweet," "teeny" and "loving."

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