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    He's the star quarter-bark! Terrier Fumble comes out on top at Puppy Bowl VIII... but was Shepherd Mix Aberdeen robbed?



    Nine-week-old Fumble, a Chihuahua/Terrier mix, was named Most Valuable Player of this year's Puppy Bowl VIII - the annual mock super bowl show catering to animal lovers and pet adoption.

    In an action-packed match left without controversy, Meep the bird, the season's latest addition, took to Twitter minutes after to report some critics saying Aberdeen, the Australian Shepherd Mix as robbed of the title.

    Aberdeen completed four 'touchdowns' throughout the program earning him a new Puppy Bowl record according to Meep, having successfully carried any one of the scattered chew toys to a corner of the field four times.

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    nimals on the field: The eighth annual Puppy Bowl featuring 50 young pups playing before the cameras wrapped up Sunday naming a MVP as well as touchdown winner


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    Playing for a cause: Appeasing animal lovers while promoting pet adoption through website PetFinder.com, all of the animals seen come from shelters across the country


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    Playtime: The mock Super Bowl broadcast catering to animal lovers failed to disappoint this year as puppies, kittens and even pigs jostled around the enclosed model stadium

    The blonde dog just beat out 9-week-old Hunter, a competing boxer from Go Boxer Rescue in Ohio, in the second half.

    Animal Planet reports that they are still taking votes for the Viewer's Choice of MVP on their website.
     
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    Complete with a kitty-cat halftime show, a 'flying' blimp carrying hamsters, a 'Kiss Cam,' and shots of tailgating dogs seated around a TV, this year's show chased every last detail of the inspiring human football match which this year features the New England Patriots against the New York Giants.

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    Players: Each of the dogs featured came with their own bio page and introduction promoting their adoption from national shelters

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    Everything covered: The mock-Super Bowl show chased every last detail in recreating an animal-themed 'football' game complete with tailgaters like the group shown


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    Broadcaster: Meep the Bird, a new addition to this year's show, broadcast the show typing away on Twitter

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    MVP: Fumble, the 9-week-old Chihuahua/Terrier was named MVP of this year's Puppy Bowl

    'Rumor has it Eli Manning will be studying [Puppy Bowl] tape during halftime,' Meep tweeted during today's program in reference to the Giant's staring quarterback.

    Various camera pans, zooms and one even strategically hidden cam beneath a clear water bowl, captured their romp and play among a standing black-and-white stripped 'referee' who awarded each dog with a lifted squeeze and words of encouragement in their ear when they scored.

    According to Meep, the ref also had the job of clearing up the player's waste which by half time had stacked up to 27 bags.

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    Controversy: Some critics claimed Amberdeen, the Australian Shepherd Mix, as robbed of the MVP title after making the most touchdowns in Puppy Bowl history in Sunday's game

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    Fans: Sideline dogs posed as fans watched intently as the ref awarded touchdowns to the chew toy running pups

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    Touchdown: Touchdowns were awarded to the dogs who carried one of the many scattered chew toys across the model stadium

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...epherd-Mix-Aberdeen-robbed.html#ixzz1lZQqbjD7
     
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    ef: No game without a referee, in addition to an on-and-off human reporter/broadcaster, a black and white striped ref recognized the dogs' scores

    Teaming up with website Petfinder.com, all of the pets featured in Sunday's program are available for adoption as the seven previous seasons' animals had been.

    'I love Puppy Bowl – not just because you get to watch adorable puppies, kittens, birds and pigs, but also because it is another reminder of how many great pets are in need of homes,' Betsy Banks Saul, co-founder of Petfinder.com told King5.

    Included in each animal's profile featured on the Animal Planet website, the specific-to-the-pet shelter they're located at is named.

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    Kiss cam: A moment was also given to show a dog giving a nuzzle to what appeared to be a small rabbit in the show's 'Kiss Cam'

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    Kitty show: Half-time was not much more different than the human version as the cats took to the field in their own rendition of a halftime show beneath falling confetti and lots of toys

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    Something for everyone: Perhaps not everyone loves puppies as much as they love kitties which for the eighth year in a row Animal Planet producers have recognized

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    Cat's meow: Just like the pups, the kittens were filmed simply playing with each other and the various toys scattered around the field

    In an example of the life-changing moves the show has already provided, one of the 50 dogs chosen to play in this Sunday's show is boxer pup Salem, found abandoned near an Ohio Humane Society last October.

    Following Puppy Bowl's pre-tape that same month, Salem was adopted by a woman after seeing him featured on the shelter's Facebook page, bringing him home as a member of her own family.

    'We’re very proud of him,' Salem's owner Johnna Parke told Vindy.com just prior to his television debut.
     
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    how fun!
     
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    Doggie doodie: According to Meep the bird, the ref also had the duty of clearing up the players' waste which by half time had stacked up to 27 bags

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    Choice of play: Not all the dogs cared for runs while some opted to sit and chew idly instead

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    Hamsters at the wheel: A blimp 'flew' overhead of the dogs, similar to one seen at a football game, except this one driven by hamsters

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    All angles: Cameras strategically placed around the stadium included on at the bottom of a clear water bowl

    'I’ll have about 20 people over today. We’re going to have food and fun,' she said.

    'We’ve definitely had more phone calls and inquiries about adoptable pets that are available just like Salem was,' Heather Jurina, manager of the Humane Society of Columbiana County told Vindy.com

    'That opportunity we were given has definitely helped the organization and brought awareness to adopting versus buying a pet,' she said.

    'We are SO PROUD of Little Salem! We will be cheering like crazy! Thanks to Animal Planet for giving Salem and other unwanted pets like him a chance to be a STAR!' the Ohio humane society wrote on their Facebook page.

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    Adopted: This boxer named Salem was adopted shortly after the filming of this year's Puppy Bowl, finding himself in a happy home that held a game-watching party in his honour Sunday

    And there are video highlights at the link. What cuties and what a great idea.

    He's the star quarter-bark! Terrier Fumble comes out on top at Puppy Bowl VIII... but was Shepherd Mix Aberdeen robbed? | Mail Online
     
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    I watched the Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl.

    I've watched it every year for years. Too cute for words.

    I sure hope some of those pups get adopted.
     
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    I watched part of the Puppy Bowl. Always do.
     
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    I thought that the puppy bowl was very good this year.
    I have watched it for the whole 8 years it's been on.
    I like the new additions that they have each year.
    I love Meep . :)
     
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    i have never missed a puppy bowl
     

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