Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy Super "Puppy" Bowl Sunday!

Football fans celebrate this Sunday as "Super Bowl Sunday" and look forward to today's match between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. In my house, we celebrate this day as "Puppy Bowl" Sunday.



Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl" coincides every year with Football's big day. The event features puppies from shelters throughout the U.S. at play, with the voice over of a broadcaster calling the various moves as if the pups were simulating a competition. 
In Philadelphia, you don’t need to be a “puppy lover” to have an endearment for the festivities. Our beloved sportscaster, Harry Kalas who did the play-by-play for the Phillies until he passed away in 2009, called the plays from Puppy Bowl I in 2005 through 2009's Puppy Bowl V. Puppy Bowl VI was dedicated to Harry's memory.
An emphasis on adopting shelter puppies is a focus. For 20017's Puppy Bowl, we’re happy to have puppies from Philadelphia’s Morris Animal Rescue in the competition. The Morris Animal Refuge, a nonprofit founded in 1874 by Elizabeth Morris, is dedicated to finding homes for neglected pets. Along with providing adoptions, the center also provides various educational programs.
Max, a Pit Bull mix, is a starter on Team Fluff. Chuchi, a Chihauhua mix, is a backup on Team Ruff.

For information on our furry-heroes, check out the feature on Philly.com,



"Max"




To find out more about the Morris Animal Refuge, and their cuties up for adoption, http://www.morrisanimalrefuge.org/

For information on Puppy Bowl XIII, including the starting lineup,

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl/

Have a great week, Everyone!






(Puppy Bowl XIII photo c/o facebook.com/PuppyBowl;
 Max photo c/o facebook.com/morrisanimalrefuge)

8 comments:

  1. Hi, Angela! The puppy bowl is so cute; however, my doodles bark at everything four legged on tv. So we'll be watching the game. I will say I make queso every year and can't wait to dig in. Hugs!

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    1. My dog doesn't pay attention to the television, or the radio...she's only interested in who is ringing the doorbell (lol). Thanks for visiting, Vicki!

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  2. What an awesome idea. I love it. The coach could be a cat who hisses and takes a swipe at a player whenever it does something wrong.

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    1. A feline was the half-time entertainment, "Kitty GaGa" was her name. Thanks, Vonnie, for stopping by today!

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    1. Me, too, Morgan. Max's team, the Team Fluff won! Thanks for visiting today.

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  4. I love that they do the Kitten and Puppy Bowl every year! All that cuteness is contagious, and it's great that so many animals get adopted. Of course, I did also get caught up in the game with people that kept me on the edge of my seat. (lol) Great post!

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  5. As I watch them prance up and down the field, I want to adopt them all...the furry cutie I have at home wouldn't like it, though. She thinks she's the only dog in the world (LOL). Thanks for visiting, RO!

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