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Watch the Dodgers play with cute, adorable, fuzzy puppies

As far as we can tell, the Internet exists for three reasons: 

1. Forwarded emails from your grandmother

2. Baseball highlights

3. Cute pictures of animals

When they were gearing up for the All-Star vote last season, the Dodgers combined the last two and threw themselves a puppy party. And if your Grandma emails someone this post, then we'll have scored that elusive Internet Trifecta. Since today is National Puppy Day, it seemed as good a time as any to revisit this magical time. (Not that we really needed an excuse.)

During the festivities, J.P. Howell got a beard bath: 

JP Howell

Yasiel Puig tried to communicate with the dogs on their own level: 

Yasiel Puig

And Juan Uribe just had to get a good snuggle in: 

Juan Uribe

Now if you'll excuse us, we need to spend the rest of the day looking at funny pictures of animals.

This post was originally published June 26, 2014 and has been updated.