Dec

13

THE PUPPIES ARE COMING!

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SUNDAY

1-4 pm

FURNALD AND JOHN JAY LOUNGES

Featuring Delta Society therapy dogs, Stressbusters back rubs, Columbia Art of Living Yoga, crafts, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and smiling people

Presented by The Puppy Coalition and the Student Wellness Project

Sponsored by Community Development and Res Programs

Pups courtesy of Static416’s flickr (it was a toss-up between these and these)

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58 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    OMG! I love puppies! I can't wait!

  2. omg!

    OMG! I love puppies! I can't wait!

  3. omg!

    By the way, is it just me or do these captchas keep getting harder? I sometimes encounter hebrew and characters that don't exist on my keyboard.

    • Anonymous  

      you only have to fill in 1 word. the other one I usually type a swear word of my choosing. 1 comes randomly from a book the other is the actual captcha

      • Anonymous  

        for example my captcha for this post : "policy istocon"

        what I typed: "Puppy! istocon"

        • Sam

          That's horrible. The second word is coming from a very admirable effort to digitize old books to make them available to more people over the internet. By putting in swear words you're interfering in a worthwhile project to help spread knowledge and culture. You might as well be the Catholic Church.

  4. Anonymous  

    makes me wonder who programmed the captcha prompt...

  5. Hj  

    I love stress busters and Art of Living club. My plan is to do Yoga/Meditation, get a nice massage, some puppy love and then head over to Butler.

    Whosoever thought of this is "AWESOME".

  6. rare moment of positivity

    I LOVE WHOEVER MADE THIS HAPPEN.

  7. Yup  

    Spreading positivity

  8. I CANNOT  

    WAIT. Thank you to the puppy gods who made this possible. I am forever indebted to you.

  9. Anonymous

    they're gonna be dogs probably, not puppies. doesn't anyone at bwog read spectrum? lolz.

  10. Anonymous  

    YES PUPPIES!!!!!!!!

  11. Why are puppies

    often seen in public housing developments?

    They're "ruff" neighborhoods!

  12. Anonymous  

    WHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT PUPPIES. SWEET JESUS IM STOKED

  13. Megan

    I took two party favors already. They're in my van right now. Boy, do I feel better.

  14. But...  

    are they puppies or dogs? Because that significantly makes a difference. That being said, I still love me some dog love.

  15. does anyone else  

    think its a little strange/fucked up that we project our own emotional insecurity onto the same living, breathing animals we feel ok letting rot in factory farms. im not an animal rights activist, im just saying its really creepy and desperate to bring in a bunch of puppies for the sole purpose of making ourselves happier without any regard for the actual puppies (or animals in general). if we accept they're conscious beings that can bring us happiness by their conscious presence, why do we feel so ok just shipping them in and then using them shamelessly to make ourselves happier for three hours, then letting them go away and us return to our studying.

    hate to break it to all you "animal lovers" but puppy therapy is akin to some fucked up joy division (disambiguation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division_(disambiguation) ). its not like the puppy has a CHOICE in the matter -- and its not like you really care beyond big eyes and soft fur. think about it.

    • Anonymous  

      So what about the dogs that are taken to a children's hospital to visit cancer patients who are terminally ill or to American war vets who are suffering post traumatic stress disorder? If someone on campus is suffering from depression, contemplating suicide, etc., a puppy that brightens that person's day can literally his or her life.

      I'm not a literal abolitionist or anything, but please don't equate sex slavery with pet ownership. That's a disgrace to actual conditions that millions of people are living in around the world.

      • i mean  

        it just depends on if you think human life is more valuable than animal life. and im saying that if puppies are making you happy, you probably somewhat think animal life is valuable. its fucked up to simultaneously FEEL HAPPY because of a dog, yet BE OK with the situation the dog is in. that happiness is a lie. its time to confront it.

        • Anonymous  

          Based on the number of times that you frantically posted your comments, and the angry all-caps response that condemns us to horrible lives, you seem a little on edge. Maybe you should go by the Furnald or John Jay lounge on Sunday and pet a puppy.

    • Claire  

      The dogs will be coming from Delta Society, an organization dedicated to "advancing human health and well-being through positive interactions with animals." The dogs that will be coming to this study break will be here with their owners, who volunteered for the event, as part of Pet Partner teams. "Delta Society's Pet Partners program trains and screens volunteers with their pets" and becoming a pet partner team involves a training program that is as focused on the human as it is on the animal. Topics of the training course include: "How to tell if both you and your animal are a good fit for Pet Partners, preparing yourself and your animal for visits, identifying and decreasing stress in your animal, and animal health and safety."

  16. censorship  

    bwog wont let me post my comment pointing out how fucked up puppy therapy is. PUPPY THERAPY IS FORCED PROSTITUTION. DO NOT PROJECT YOUR LONELINESS AND INSECURITY ON ANIMALS IN A WORLD OF FACTORY FARMING. YOU ARE ALL DISGUSTING FUCKERS AND I HOPE YOU ARE REBORN AS A PUPPY CONDEMNED TO SERVE AS A THERAPY TOOL NEXT LIFE.

  17. original comment  

    does anyone else think its a little strange/fucked up that we project our own emotional insecurity onto the same living, breathing animals we feel ok letting rot in factory farms. im not an animal rights activist, im just saying its really creepy and desperate to bring in a bunch of puppies for the sole purpose of making ourselves happier without any regard for the actual puppies (or animals in general). if we accept they're conscious beings that can bring us happiness by their conscious presence, why do we feel so ok just shipping them in and then using them shamelessly to make ourselves happier for three hours, then letting them go away and us return to our studying.

  18. puppy therapy is  

    hate to break it to all you "animal lovers" but puppy therapy is akin to some fucked up joy division (disambiguation). (look it up on wikipedia).

  19. Anonymous  

    That's right, spread the joy. Jesus, take a valium.

  20. Anonymous

    check your track button... all from the same person... get a life... or maybe you would be better off coming for dog therapy yourself... you seem like you could use some puppy /dog loving.

  21. CC '13  

    Straight up. I'm going to be the guy who is going to cry while playing with all the puppies because 1.) they are freaking cute, adorable puppies, 2.) I'm going to feel infinitely better about finals and 3.) I miss the fuck out of my dog.

  22. omg!

    If anyone needs a head start on puppy therapy, I suggest youtubing "butterball upstairs" and making DailyPuppy your homepage. "Is Ryan Gosling Cuter than a Puppy" on tumblir is also good.

  23. Warren

    I WANT TEH KITTEHS!

  24. Anonymous

    We are happy to play with the puppies; the puppies are happy to play with us. When the event is over, we're sad and the puppies are sad.

    "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
    - A.L. Tennyson

  25. Anonymous  

    Delta Society?!

    You make one little agreement with ROTC, and before you know it bomb-sniffing army dogs have been deployed on campus.

  26. A guy  

    The only reason I go to Art of Living Yoga class is because the instructor is hot!! I think she is from Barnard. Will come to this event as well...

  27. Anonymous  

    AHHHHH GIVE ME ALL THE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

  28. Anonymous  

    Univ of Michigan had therapy dogs for finals too. Yay Columbia!

  29. Anonymous  

    WHY DOES THIS OVERLAP WITH THE FROSCI FINAL?? :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  30. Community  

    I want to go, but I bet I'll end up locked up in a study room just when I'm about to see the puppies because my friend lost her pen or something...

  31. Anonymous  

    THESE DOGS ARE TRAINED AND CARED FOR TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE WELL BEING IS PROTECTED DURING ALL THIS.

    ONLY A FUCKING COLUMBIA STUDENT WOULD SPOIL PUPPIES ON BWOG. WELL DONE YOU FUCK. I HOPE YOUR VAGINA TURNS TO MOLD CAUSE NO ONE IS GOING TO TOUCH IT ANYWAY.

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