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a/one sick puppy

Someone who thinks, speaks, or acts in an aberrant, perverse, sadistic, or gruesome manner. You'd have to be a sick puppy to enjoy a movie as graphic and brutal as that. Whoever did this to these poor animals is one sick puppy, all right.
See also: one, puppy, sick

Puppy Bowl

A TV program that airs on Animal Planet on the afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday. Puppies play on a mock football field, and kittens take the field for the "Kitten Halftime Show." The animals shown are usually available for adoption. Who cares about the Super Bowl—when is Puppy Bowl on?
See also: bowl, puppy

puppy love

A state of short-lived infatuation or romantic attraction among children or adolescents. Puppy love is starting to bloom among many of my fifth-graders.
See also: love, puppy

puppy fat

Deposits of fat that are present in babies and young children but that usually disappear as they grow older. He still had puppy fat in his cheeks as he entered adolescence, which made him appear much younger than he really was. It gives her aunties and uncles no end of delight to pinch the bits of puppy fat around her cheeks and arms.
See also: fat, puppy

puppy love

Fig. mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. (Used especially of adolescent relationships.) Is it really love or just puppy love? Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

Also, calf love. Adolescent love or infatuation, especially one that is not expected to last, as in Beth is besotted with him, but we think it's just puppy love, or He's got a bad case of calf love. [First half of 1800s]
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

Puppy love is love between children or young people that is not considered to be very serious. They wanted to prove that theirs was more than puppy love.
See also: love, puppy

puppy

1. n. a wimp; a softie. That silly puppy is still waiting outside your door.
2. n. a thing; a piece or part of something. Put this little puppy right here.

puppy love

n. mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

A juvenile crush, an infatuation. The phrase refers to an adolescent male's total devotion to the object of his affection by displaying the uncritical ardor of a young dog to its owner. “Mooning over” and “calf eyes” are apt phrases for such an affliction. The 1960s teen singing idol Neil Sedaka had a hit record of a song by that name.
See also: love, puppy
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While Animal Planet is not providing a direct live stream for the 2018 Puppy Bowl, fans who want to watch online can tune in via the network's (https://www.
It has issued advice to help anyone thinking of buying a puppy, to know what to look for, in a bid to stop buyers unwittingly fuelling the trade.
Lucy's Law will go a long way towards eradicating the unacceptable activity of puppy farming, smuggling, and most forms of irresponsible dog breeding and selling.
An investigation has been launched after a number of puppies suspected of being illegally farmed fell ill, and Andy Reeves, Bishop Auckland Neighbourhood Inspector, said: "We are appealing for people to come forward who have recently bought a puppy in the Bishop Auckland area that has become ill, required veterinary treatment or subsequently died.
AAFCO has established nutrient profiles to ensure that foods include the nutrients that your dog or puppy needs to lead a healthy life.
Sue Davey, of Cariad, said: "We are very concerned that in some cases concern for farmers' ability to earn a livelihood is resulting in licences to run puppy farms being granted where there are reasonable grounds for refusal.
Pick a Puppy has all types of puppies available, different breeds, colors and specific traits which will fulfill all the requirements the new home will require to give the puppy a forever home
After Harley, a 15 year old Chihuahua who spent his first 10 years suffering in a puppy, passed away in March, his owners Rudi and Dan Taylor wanted to continue his mission known as Harley's Dream, to End Puppy Mills.
Volunteer puppy walkers provide the full-time care and education of a puppy from six weeks until they are between 12 and 14 months old.
Over the last 10 years, puppy play has become increasingly more popular.
29 - 31, 2015, many people welcomed a furry family member with more than 80 percent given the actual dog specially wrapped up or in person, and for about half of those families the new arrival was truly a new arrival - a puppy under one year old.
In the pages of "The Gifted Puppy Program: 40 Games, Activities, and Exercises to Raise a Brilliant, Happy Dog", Laurie draws upon her years of experience and expertise to create a compendium of thoroughly 'user friendly' things anyone can do with their young canine companion that will help creating a bond that will last a lifetime.
Welcoming a new puppy is an exciting event for pet parents.
A TRAGIC puppy had to be put down after being dumped on a freezing night in Huddersfield.