Super Bowl Sunday and all its mass hysteria makes the world come to a complete halt at least for 3 hours but the event have a rival that also stops the world. 2014 marks the 10th year all of the animal lovers get to see precious pups take the field for Puppy Bowl X. This awesome showcase of playful pooches has been airing on Animal Planet for 10 seasons warming the hearts of every pet owner across the country.
This year the creators are pulling out all the stops for its major accomplishment, including incorporating the First Lady Michelle Obama for the 2014 edition of the Puppy Bowl, the tenth anniversary of the show, opened the show with footage of puppies “training” with the First Dogs Sunny and Bo for the Puppy Bowl on the South Lawn of the White House. The show was dedicated to Police and Service dogs who appeared on the field as the national anthem was played.
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Puppy Bowl filmed inside a miniature “stadium” and only puppies between 12 and 21 weeks old participate on the show due to height and weight limits and the size of the stadium. Several toys are placed inside the “stadium” usually the toys that toys which make the loudest noise or which are sausage-shaped get the most attention. To entice the puppies to lick the camera peanut butter is smeared around edge of the camera lenses. Puppy touchdowns are scored when the puppy drags the football shaped toys into the end zone. Throughout the game play by play commentary can be heard and football terms are used mimic the rules of professional football, including paws interference (pass interference), rough sides (offsides), and dog-collar tackle (horse-collar tackle) and excessive horseplay known as “unnecessary rrruff-ness”. Other unique “penalties” are also called like howling, illegal bathing (playing in the water bowl), napping on the field, and premature watering of the lawn (urination)
Fans of the show can expect to see all the cutest dogs to be playing around the field, the Puppy Bowl Penguin Cheerleaders will take the field and World Renowned Musician Keyboard Cat playing his rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” during the Kitty Halftime Show. Viewing from above the stadium in the Twizzler Blimp manned by the hamsters and Meep the Cockatiel will be “tweeting” commentary again this year.
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Puppy Bowl IX in 2013 was the first time Animal Planet allowed commercial branding on the show, during that show the stadium was referred to as Geico Puppy Bowl Stadium, for 2014 3 additional commercial advertisers. Puppy Bowl X is most certainly going to be the best edition of the yearly series. As a pet owner it is refreshing to know that all the precious pups and cool kittens get adopted into permanent homes. All of the animals except the penguins are adoptable and were provided by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Check out the links for the Puppy Bowl X starting lineups…all together now……awwwwwww!!!!
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Lastly, if you ever are not satisfied with the NFL Superbowl, Puppy Bowl will not disappoint you. You can’t help but smile and get all warm and fuzzy on the inside from the prancing around of these precious pets, the MCP (Most Cuddleable Pup) should seal the warmness inside your heart.
Puppy Bowl I – Max, a Jack Russell Terrier
Puppy Bowl II – Monseigneur Jacques, a French Poodle
Puppy Bowl III – Bomber, a Samoyed
Puppy Bowl IV – Abigail, a Jack Russell Terrier
Puppy Bowl V – Matilda, a Beagle
Puppy Bowl VI – Jake, a Chihuahua/Pug Mix
Puppy Bowl VII – CB, a Shih Tzu/Terrier Mix
Puppy Bowl VIII – Fumble, a Terrier Mix
Puppy Bowl IX – Marta, a Schnauzer/Beagle Mix
Puppy Bowl X – Loren, a Brittany
I hope that all of the Earhustle411 family will take the time to smell the roses and warm your hearts by supporting an animal shelter in your area or consider adopting a pet, who knows you just may get your hands on a Puppy Bowl Pupstar!! Below are some additional links to keep that warm and fuzzy feeling going.
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Peace and Blessings
Sources: Animal Planet, Wikipedia