Kelly Ripa, left, and Maria Menounos
CNN  — 

While Kelly Ripa celebrated National Puppy Day at home, the internet missed her being at work.

On Tuesday, Ripa posted a video of her pups at home on her Instagram stories.

Meanwhile, entertainment reporter Maria Menounos filled in for her on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan.”

The internet of course wondered why, as if Ripa isn’t allowed to take time off.

Chalk it up to the viewers who love Ripa and her friend/co-host Ryan Seacrest’s chemistry missing half the team. Ripa and Seacrest, who have been buds for years, are super-popular with their audience.

A source close to Ripa’s tells CNN that she always take off the first two weeks in March.