The story behind NBC New York reporter Pat Battle’s puppy mittens

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Every dog has its day — including these fuzzy little guys.

Amid her coverage of Winter Storm Gail, NBC New York’s Pat Battle accidentally wore a sweet pair of puppy mittens on the air — and got called out by a fan.

“Ok. So these fleece-lined #PuppyMittens happen to be the warmest gloves I have,” she wrote on Instagram.

“I usually take them off right before I go on the air and switch to a more professional pair. Today I forgot. And doggone it, someone called me on it. Oh well. At least I don’t have frostbite.”

But if the mittens look familiar to viewers, Battle does usually wear them on the air once a year — when she picks out Christmas trees with fellow WNBC staple “Produce Pete” Napolitano.

Battle, a life-long dog lover, bought her Nirvanna Designs Bulldog Mittens ($30) about five years ago because they reminded her of her dog Skooter, a rescue dog and Yorkie mix she had for 15 years, a WNBC spokesperson told Page Six Style. Sadly, Skooter died last December.

Battle is active in NBC New York’s Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaigns and typically broadcasts on Friday nights from the Bergen County Animal Shelter.

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