Monday, February 03, 2014

Columbus and the Puppy Bowl Connection

I'm sure you all watched the big game yesterday, Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl. I can't think of anything cuter, and the best part of all is that they now have a fantasy league. It's too much. From Variety:
Puppy Bowl penalties include all the NFL puns you can think of, including paws interference (instead of pass interference), rough sides (instead of off sides) and dog-collar tackle; as well as some unique to Animal Planet, such as whining, napping, howling, illegal bathing and premature watering of the lawn.

So you can see why I was thrilled to find out about the Cbus connection to this year's puppy bowl: Penguins on loan from the Columbus Zoo! From the Dispatch:
“They’re supposed to be the cheerleaders,” explained Heather Price, one of the zoo’s animal-program specialists. “They had pompoms and little megaphones and blocks of ice, even though they’re from Africa.

If the thought of working with animals forever is appealing, consider checking out Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy, Animals, the Law, and Veterinary Medicine, or Protecting Animals from Violence Through Legislative Activism: An Agency's Guide.