October 1 is National Black Dog Day.

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And why not, I say.

Black dogs are freaking adorable and deserve just as much love as their white, brown, and grey compatriots.

Many animal shelter workers claim — largely from anecdotal, personal experience — that black dogs are more likely to show up in shelters and less likely to be adopted, but studies conducted by the ASPCA cast some serious doubt on this claim.

Either way, there are many, many reasons to celebrate black dogs.

Personally, I can think of 11.

1. This one.

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2. This one.

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3. Also, this one.

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4. I mean, seriously.

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5. You're joking, right?

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6. I'm walking away.

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7. I mean, this is getting ridiculous.

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8. What even ... ? No.

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9. I'm dead.

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10. Please, plan me a funeral. I'm dead.

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11. Take care of my wife and kids for me, Charlie. Look out for them, and love them as if they were your own because I am dead.

Photo by Joe Parks/Flickr.

So what are you waiting for? Go find yourself one of these bad boys.

You can thank me later. Just, like, send me an email. Or something.

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