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The 20th Anniversary of the Puppy Bowl

The 20th Anniversary of the Puppy Bowl

Are you not a football fan? Are you having a ruff weekend? Need to brighten your day? Tune into the annual Puppy Bowl at 2 p.m. ET on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and TBS, on February 11th. Your daily dose of dopamine will consist of two terrific teams, Ruff & Fluff. Anything is paw-sible with these rivalries. 

Inspired by the Yule Log broadcasts, your entertainment will not be spared! From the adorable pups scoring touchdowns, and the cute kitties meow-tastic halftime show, to the clucking amazing silkie chicken cheerleaders, this show is sure to raise the woof. Enjoy this three-hour show and give it a well deserving of a long round of a-paws. 

Teams Ruff & Fluff will go paw-to-paw in a fur-ocious game of classic American football. The point of the game: get a toy into an elusive endzone and score a touchdown, all while battling the other ruff pups and following all the rules and regulations. Never mind which endzone the pup drags a toy into, they get the touchdown whether it’s their “side” or not. Penalties are reserved for pooches who are caught relieving themselves on the field. Should there be “unnecessary ruff-ness,” or if they find themselves in a rough-pooch with a lack of H2O to quench these athletes’ thirst, a timeout is called. All these calls are made by the resident referee, Dan Schachner. However, there is also another referee, well known for wearing those black and white stripes; the skunk referee isn’t in charge of any penalties or timeouts. 

To be in this rough pooch game, the pups need a few requirements before getting their paws dirty: the furry friends must be at a healthy weight and height to prevent injuries. They also must be within 12 to 21 weeks of age, vaccinated, and with good social skills. To add to this dog-torine, all pups are adopted from animal shelters prior to the game. The Puppy Bowl is not only a source of entertainment for pet lovers but also serves as a reminder of the importance of pet adoption.  From previous years, the Puppy Bowl has enforced pet adoption more than ever and has given significant awareness for our furry little friends! Shouting out shelters all over the nation, including the Triangle’s own Saving Grace.

Don’t miss the 20th anniversary of the fur-nomenal puppy bowl! More dogs than ever attend this un-fur-gettable event. Let’s raise the woof for this incredible, unmissable moment for the stars of our show, and an animal lover’s dream. Not only be a watcher, but be a helping hand!  Want to help out? Visit your local shelter and paw-sibly donate anything from towels, to toys, to food.

 

Works Cited

Contrera, Jessica. “Puppy Bowl: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Stuff You Don’t See on TV.” Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2021, www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/02/05/84-dogs-315-poo-bags-and-a-whole-lot-of-peanut-butter-the-making-of-the-puppy-bowl/

“Puppy Bowl.” Wikipedia, 29 Dec. 2023, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Bowl.

Staff, PetPlace. “Your Guide to the Puppy Bowl – PetPlace.” Www.petplace.com,   www.petplace.com/article/dogs/just-for-fun/guide-puppy-bowl#:~:text=One%20of%20the%20best%20parts.  Accessed 7 Feb. 2024.

Whittle, Matt. “Do You Need the SAT for College Admission? – Forbes Advisor.” Www.forbes.com, 3 July 2023, www.forbes.com/advisor/education/student-resources/colleges-that-dont-require-sat-act/

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