Posted by: twodogtales | February 5, 2011

Cupcakes, pupcakes and terrier tackles

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu’s lengthy locks may be insured for $1 million, but a different kind of fur will draw pet lovers to their televisions a few hours before tomorrow’s Super Bowl. Beginning at 3 p.m., Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl returns for the seventh consecutive year.

The irresistibly cute puppies tumble, fumble and tackle each other in “aww”-inspiring entertainment. This year Animal Planet will introduce a competitor-point-of-view Puppy Cam, as well as chicken cheerleaders on the sidelines. A stadium staple, the Kiss Cam, will also debut.

Choose your favorite canine competitor ahead of time with the online puppy starting lineup, which features each puppy’s name, age, breed(s), a fun fact and the rescue organization they came from.

Cat lovers shouldn’t feel left out, the halftime show is all about kittens.

If you’re heading out to a Super Bowl party on Sunday, a dozen Fashion for Paws-themed cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes makes the perfect host gift.

Through April 9, Georgetown Cupcakes is selling special “Vanilla Purrfection” and “Houndcake” chocolate and vanilla buttercream-frosted cupcakes decorated with a fondant Fashion for Paws logo.

The $2.75 treats are being sold at the Georgetown and Bethesda locations and online, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Washington Humane Society.

If you’re going to feel guilty about downing a delicious cupcake in front of your dog, try making “Pupcakes” for him or her with this quick, easy recipe from With tasty ingredients like carrots and molasses, you may just end up sampling one yourself…


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