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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.
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The inspector, a court heard, sought advice from a veterinary practice where the puppies were estimated to be under 12 weeks old, rather than the 17 weeks indicated by their pet passports.
The Dogs Trust estimates that most puppies are smuggled from Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland.
With more puppies, more rescues, and a brand-new bone shaped stadium
Over the last few months, nearly 100 dogs were seized by APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) at the borders, as dealers take advantage of the increased demand for puppies in the run-up to Christmas.
The result should spell the end of heartless businesses that treat bitches as nothing more than money-spinning breeding machines, supplying often sick puppies to dealers to sell on to the unwitting public.
The five cocker spaniels and two foxhound-type puppies were found in two crates in the boot of a car that came off the Rosslare to Fishguard ferry.
Puppies should have some fat cushioning their ribs, but their ribs should still be easily felt.
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
Puppy mills plan ahead to flood the market with puppies for the holidays knowing they can cash in on impulse puppy buys which almost always turn out to be a really bad idea.
The puppies then return to Guide Dogs to begin formal training at the Forfar Training School.
When puppies get together to play, the play pen area is referred to as a mosh pit.
Get a collar that is comfortable for your new puppy and for large-breed puppies that will grow fast, check the collar sizing regularly to ensure it's not getting too tight.
Nicely illustrated throughout with full color photos of an amazing variety of puppies, "The Gifted Puppy Program" is deftly organized into two main sections: Not All Puppyhoods Are Created Equal; From Puppy To Gifted Puppy.
Puppy-focused personal care and grooming items include Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea & Tick Collar for Puppies, which kills and repels fleas and ticks, and Wahl's Puppy Shampoo, formulated with cornflower and aloe to gently cleanse and protect a puppy's delicate skin.