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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 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

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 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 youthful infatuation, with the implication that it will not last. It is nearly always spoken of disparagingly, as by W. A. Carruthers (A Kentuckian in New York, 1834): “Oh! it is nothing more than puppy love!”
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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"If you do have the time and money for a dog then we'd urge you to consider rescuing instead of buying a puppy. Not only will this give a rescue dog a chance at finding his forever home but it'll also save any potential heartache caused by unwittingly buying a dog from a puppy farm." In Leicestershire, the charity received 15 complaints in 2008 about puppy farms compared to 52 last year.
If you're looking for a puppy, find a breeder, shelter, or rescue group that invests ample time and energy in providing early learning opportunities for the puppies.
The Scottish SPCA has launched a joint campaign with the SNP Scottish Government, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, RSPCA, Battersea, Dogs Trust, University of Edinburgh, PAAG, Trading Standards Scotland, One Kind, Blue Cross and BSAVA to put an end to the illegal puppy trade.
The raids, which were carried out by Durham County Council's consumer protection and health protection teams and supported by Durham Constabulary, were part of a major investigation into fraudulent puppy trading.
The puppy was sick on the journey home from Bury so she contacted Molnar to request a copy of the animal's pet passport.
y ntially es "Buying an illegally imported puppy could potentially cost well-meaning but unsuspecting families thousands of pounds in quarantine and vet bills and emotional heartache for the family if the puppy falls ill or worse, dies.
I didn't expect humdrum linguistic tools to wax poetic on the subject of a puppy, but I reckoned on more than sorry definitions like "young dog" and "whelp." Those meanings weren't good enough when I wrote the article, and they haven't gotten better over time.
There, the charity - which coined the famous slogan "A dog is for Life, not just for Christmas", asked MPs for their support in the fight against puppy smuggling.
Cariad - the campaign to end puppy farming - has called on the Welsh Government to intervene and ensure dogs are not suffering.
Pick A Puppy has built a large network of responsible breeders whos main goal is to offer high quality, healthy, happy puppies.
Guide Dogs for Scotland are looking for volunteer puppy walkers to keep their vital service going.
Over the last 10 years, puppy play has become increasingly more popular.
Paul Young's Sunderland Puppy Plate and Hove Puppy Trophy winner was having his first look round as steered a rails course from trap one [5.09sec sectional].
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.