Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Puppy Bowl VI - Behind the Scenes

My foster puppy Bear was a part of the Puppy Bowl VI which aired on Animal Planet on Sunday.  Filming took place last October, and he was adopted shortly after that into a wonderful new home.  I spoke with his new mom and she says that he is doing great, and that he enjoyed watching the Puppy Bowl, and seeing all of his new friends on TV.  Here are some pictures from the filming last October. 

Puppies get to visit and sniff each other in the green room prior to the game. 

Bear makes friends with a crew member while Tonka observes. 

Bear poses for his Starting Lineup photo:

Food was provided for all the puppies to give them plenty of energy for the big game:

Bear's friend Yums prepares to take the field.

Then it is Bear's turn in the spotlight.   

Bear on the field, looking for a familiar face:

Bear spots his friends Sunny and Nutmeg and heads straight for them!

After the game, the puppies are tired!

Congratulations to Bear for being part of the Puppy Bowl!

You can read about Bear's adventure in the Puppy Bowl from his point of view in the following posts:


Frankie Furter said...

OMD O M D I wish I had know YESTERDAY !! I did see, and do remember BEAR. How Pawsome. I know a PuppyBowl Star!!!!! Wowie Wow!!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We saw the puppy bowl (many times actually - we aren't into football here) and we were so excited when Bear came on! We all cheered for him - and even one of my co-workers was excited (I told her about him). He did a great job - but it took me a while to tell the difference between him and Tonka (their colors are a lot alike). Knowing you fostered Bear made this years puppy bowl even more fun then normal (and we love it all the time)!

kissa-bull said...

wowser we've never known a celebrity before
how exciting
such a cutie
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Kari in WeHo said...

WOW thats so cool! How did you get to be a part of that?

Schwang said...

We saw him! He was so cute. What a great experience. How did he get involved? Were the other puppies rescues too?

meowmeowmans said...

So cool! We were very excited when we saw Bear (we knew from your blog beforehand to look for him) in the Puppy Bowl! Glad he's doing well in his new home. :)

hero said...

Bear is a star indeed... such a cutie pie.

Licks, hero

Bobby said...

We are so pleased Bear is doing well in his forever home.

Tucker said...

What a star!

woof - Tucker

Dog Foster Mom said...

All of the puppies in the Puppy Bowl were from shelters or rescue groups. On Petfinder.com there was a notice to shelters/rescues that Animal Planet was looking for puppies for the Puppy Bowl, so I sent in Bear's picture and he was accepted! He was the farthest traveling puppy in the show (we drove from St. Louis, Missouri to Maryland for the taping).

Anonymous said...

we bet his new fam were too proud of him!!

you are truly a dedicated foster mom!! Thanks for letting us all feel a part of it - even through this virtual world.

Anonymous said...

I just so happened to catch Bear on the Puppybowl and he was just to adorable! The rescue group I volunteer for had a rescue pup Sabrina on the puppybowl also, she looked similar to Bear but had more fluff. Glad Bear got some fame! He deserved it

havetailwillwag said...

oh wow! bear is incredibly gorgeous!! that face and those markings.. he's just amazing.. i would love to give him a squeeze!