Can you get enough Cheesecake? Neither can we! Cheesecake and her passel of scrappy dachshund pups live at Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, where they take donations in case you want to show your love for this stoic capybara with money. Cheesecake for mother of the year!
[Link via our Laura at Jezebel!]
Laura brings the most pertinent cuteness to Jezebel, and then we bring it to you, because that is the circle of blog life. The point is, itty bitty Bandit at Peace, Love, and Pit Bulls wants to go on the treadmill SO BAD! Look at him try!
For further puppy antics, give yourself the gift of the Puppy Bowl locker room live cam. Once last week I saw four little puppies all tugging on the same green stuffed toy. It was magical and soul-renewing. My whole internet life right now is puppies; what better way to start 2013!
Welcome the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl IX! »
Puppy Bowl is back! We love Puppy Bowl, because puppies + adoption = television GOLD, and we are super-happy to alert you to this year’s starting lineup. The Puppy Bowl IX players are here! Let’s size them up!
My favorites this year are Daffodil, of Harley’s Haven Rescue in Souderton, Pa., because look at THAT FACE. She is like the platonic ideal of That Puppy in the Window and I just want to make her happy.
Finally, ol’ Lenny here, from Gimme Shelter in Sagaponack, N.Y., because he looks tough. It’s hard to look tough when you’re an itty-bitty puppy with tiny milk teeth and awkwardly oversized paws.
Who are your favorites? I’ve never picked an MVP, but that doesn’t matter when you’ve got a football field full of puppies. Puppy Bowl IX airs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, on Animal Planet.
Update: Blitz is totally going to kick A because her name is Blitz and she’s wild-eyed! -Megan
[Photos by Keith Barraclough | DCL via Animal Planet]
[photo via SF SPCA]
Meet Beyonce, the mini puppy! »
SO cute! Look at her, her head is smaller than the cookie!
Sorry, there’s a super annoying commercial in the beginning of this video. But it’s worth it to see that little pup!:
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OMG, right? Ridic. Goddang baby animals, you guys just get me.
Photo Gallery: Cute-ass pit bull puppies! »
Laura really wanted me to make a pit bull puppy photo gallery and I only want to make Laura happy! Plus, I have a new theory that looking at cute baby animal pictures raises your oxytocin levels and that that will boost your mood. I call it “Squee Therapy.” So, here’s the babies!:
2. “but…but… I didn’t mean to”
3. “Look, mom! I’m swimmin’ by myself!”
5. “but whyyyy?”
6. Glamour shot
7. “what am I forgetting?”
8. I don’t know what to write for this one—ideas? Hipstamatic pup?
9. Pocket pup!
10. I call this, “cutest shit ever.”
Yay pit bull puppies! If you want to adopt a pit bull, basically go to any shelter in the United States. And of course Petfinder works too!
PS: I’m reminded by a reader to add that while puppies are the cutest greatest, they are a hassle! JK, that’s not what she said (but it’s true); but seriously, folks, puppies are great but there are plenty of pit bull pups in shelters already so please spay and neuter your dogs! No more homeless pups!
Cute puppy gets rescued from a drain pipe! Why are puppies always getting stuck in drain pipes?! I saw this video on Jezebel and they have pretty much the greatest little description ever, including this gem: “There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is the tiniest puppy.” Amen.
Did you guys watch it? I didn’t see the whole thing but I watched it for a while. It was kind of rough and tumble! I worry for the puppies. If you missed it, you can see clips on Animal Planet’s site. Apparently Fumble was the MVP. Congrats, champ!
This is Bubbles, a member of this year’s Puppy Bowl’s Piglet Pep Squad. HI BUBBLES! Buzzfeed got to visit the studio in Manhattan where Puppy Bowl was filmed and hang out with the puppies, kittens, and piglets participating in Puppy Bowl VIII.
I have several thoughts about this. First, why wasn’t Vegansaurus invited? Megan Rascal single-handedly runs our NYC HQ and that girl loves pigs. Yes, the likelihood of her putting a piglet in her purse and making a run for it would’ve been high, but can you blame her [Ed. note: I would do it. -Megan]? Look at those FACES.
Second, these piglets come from Ross Mill Farm, and that is unfortunate. Puppy Bowl puppies are all shelter dogs. Puppy Bowl kittens are all shelter kittens. Why not borrow piglets from a farm sanctuary? Or, you know, not include animals people can’t adopt? I am not complaining about pictures of adorable piglets! But I don’t like to put up photos of zoo animals, however devastatingly cute, because zoos are (mostly!) animal prisons, and I don’t like Animal Planet’s encouragement, however implicit, to buy piglets.
You guys, my enthusiasm for Puppy Bowl is dampened. This is depressing! Yes, Ross Mill Farm appears to keep excellent facilities; they seem to have a process in place to screen potential pig-owners, including a fostering program and an adoption program, which is awesome! But they also breed pigs for pets, while encouraging adoption. I’m torn. One thumb up? Man I hate having a conscience.
[all photos by Amy Sly for Buzzfeed]
Gothamist has behind-the-scenes photos of Puppy Bowl VIII! You guys, this is like getting preview passes to the opera! Or is that just exciting to me? Whatever, PUPPIES! Look at my girl Brandy, all tuckered out from a big day of clobbering the competition! Brandy for MVP!
You’ve got to check out all the photos. Best news of all: This year, “a piggy pep squad will ‘ham’ it up on the sidelines and squeal with delight for their favorite pups.” The Puppy Bowl was made for me and Megan Rascal! And, fine, everyone else who loves puppies and kittens and pigs (a.k.a. everyone with a SOUL).
Double-bonus: This preview video features about three seconds of the pigs!
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Puppy Bowl VIII! Be there, Sunday at 3 p.m. EST on Animal Planet!
[photo by Katie Sokoler for Gothamist]