Puppy Bowl!

If you have nothing else to watch before the Super Bowl starts, why not watch Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl? I have never watched it before, but I want to try this year.

The Puppy Bowl features puppies from shelters that need homes and provides information on how to adopt them. You just get to watch the puppies play and interact with each other and toys in a model football stadium. There is commentary on the puppy play as well as replay shots. There are cameras to watch the puppies,  a “bowl cam” which looks up at puppies drinking through the bottom of the water dish, and this year will also feature aerial shots from the Twizzler’s blimp. Football terminology is used to describe the puppy play, touchdowns are called when puppies make it to the end zone, and time outs are called when puppies fight. New this year are bunny cheerleaders on the sidelines.

The program also has a half time show called the kitty half-time show.

Here are pictures of some of this years starting line up:






Jersey Boy


Puppy Bowl airs on Animal Planet, February 7th from 3 to 5 pm e/p.

Top 10 Dog Breeds

The top five dog breeds in America were presented on the Today Show this morning, so I thought I would post the top ten dog breeds today:

10. Shih Tzu

The name Shih Tzu means lion, and as the name suggests these little dogs can stand up for themselves. But the breed’s temperament is loving and playful.

9. The Poodle

Poodles come in three different sizes: toy, miniature. and standard. The breed is incredibly smart and easy to train. They are energetic and require daily exercise. They also have hypoallergenic coats that require professional grooming to maintain.

8. The Dachshund

Dachshund means badger dog, and they were bred to hunt badgers leading to their long, low bodies. The breed comes in three different coat varies (wirehaired, smooth, and longhaired) and has a playful and loving temperament.

7. The Bulldog

Bulldogs are often loved for their unique appearance with short wrinkly faces, but they also have a loving and gentile temperament.

6. The Boxer

Boxers make great pets for families because they love attention. They are patient with children, protective, and loving. Boxers are athletic dogs that require daily exercise.

5. The Beagle

Beagles have great temperaments, easy to clean coats, and are a good size. Originally bred to hunt rabbits, these dogs make good pets because they are so friendly. The most famous Beagle is Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip.

4. The Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are loving, friendly dogs, that make amazing family pets. The breed is energetic, requiring daily exercise, and loves to please.

3. The Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers were bred to hunt rats, but make wonderful pets. The small size of the breed, combined with its loving personality that make it so popular.

2. The German Shepherd

German Shepherds make loving pets and good guard dogs. They are energetic and loving. These dogs are incredibly popular as police and military dogs.

1. The Labrador Retriever

Labs are the most popular breed in America because of their loving and upbeat temperaments and for ease of training. These dogs are also good as hunting dogs.

The Shiba Inu Puppy Cam is Back!

Did you watch the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam back in 2008?

It was a phenomenon in which over a million people watched a live webcam feed of little shiba inu puppies as they grew up from new borns until they were adopted out. The webcam was originally set up so that the owners could watch the pups while at work, but it quickly became an internet sensation that was featured on news programs like NBC nightly news and the Today Show.

If you missed the original sensation, or would like to experience it again, the original mom from the puppy cam has had another litter and they are online to watch at ShibaInuPuppyCam on Ustream.com.

Here are some pictures from the original puppy cam:

I know that I will be watching over the coming weeks to see these adorable little puppies grow up!

This current group of 5 pups (called team B) consists of two females and three males – two cream and three red. The Shiba Inu is an ancient breed of dog from Japan, and are the smallest of Japan’s native breeds. These dogs have an independent nature, but are loyal companions. They require early socialization and obedience training, and must be exercised and brushed on a regular basis.


Hello all!

The holidays are upon us, so I apologize again for the lack of posts. I need to set aside a time everyday to add something to this blog. My eventual goal post once a day, but as Christmas approaches it might be a while before I reach my goal.

I saw this video earlier today and I figured that I should share it with you guys:

I love dogs – especially dogs that are adorable, well behaved, and are trying to teach us about science.


If you are looking for a good movie to see, Disney’s Bolt is amazing! A good story full of laughs and very cute characters, suitable for people of all ages.


If you want to read more about how the movie was first going to be “American Dog,” or to see clips from Bolt visit: bolt–trailer.blogspot.com.

Also for more information, see the official Disney site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/bolt

Trying to De-stress

I am working on a homework assignment due tomorrow via email that I cannot seem to figure out. On top of that, all the time I am spending on the homework, is time I do not have to study for the test I have in the same class. So to help keep my sanity, I have decided to post about this:

This amazing painting is done by Lara Harris. You can see this painting and more cute dog paintings at studiolara.blogspot.com.