To get the full effect of how we responded to encountering the puppies, you should read this out loud in a singsongy baby talk voice:
There were PUPPEEZ! And we got to hold them! And smell their wittle puppy breath! And they were so soft and so sleepy and so…so…they were PUPPEEZ!
Honestly, the little girl in the pink was the most dignified person present. The rest of us just cuddled the little fur balls and crooned baby talk. The puppies handled it with quiet tolerance.