In honor of the birthday of our first President, today I’m sharing some photos of a little trip Sadie and I took to the George Washington Bridge. On the New Jersey side there are a number of parks right at the foot of the bridge. At the top of the cliff, level with the bridge, is a park with an historic fort, which unfortunately is not dog friendly. But at the water level are a series of gorgeous parks with playgrounds, picnic areas, and marinas. Sadie and I chose to take a nice walk in one of the parks along the Hudson River, enjoying the beautiful views of the George Washington Bridge.
Here are my top five reasons why the Puppy Bowl is better than the Super Bowl:
Who can watch five minutes of the Puppy Bowl without smiling or exclaiming Awwww? The Puppy Bowl players are a wide variety of dog breeds, sizes, and personalities that ensure all viewers find their ideal cuteness. No human football is guaranteed to provide so many smiles. In fact, many find the Super Bowl to be very stressful, worrying about who scores and whether the referees are being fair. Many even place bets and have to be concerned about losing money based on the game. But the Puppy Bowl with its frolicking puppies provides the perfect stress relief from all the tension associated with American football.
Your dog can watch and enjoy with you!
During the Super Bowl, your dog may sit on the couch or wander around your party hoping for snacks, but he or she couldn’t care less about the actual game. But with the Puppy Bowl, your dog can get exited when the action happens in the game because exciting moments in the Puppy Bowl usually involve barking and the squeaking of toys. Many dogs may also be bothered by the yelling at the TV and arguing with friends and family that sometimes occur when watching the Super Bowl. Your dog doesn’t have to worry about yelling or arguing with the Puppy Bowl on the screen.
Unlike the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl has no emphasis on alcohol or scantily clad women. The Puppy Bowl is a truly family friendly event. All ages can safely watch and enjoy the action of the Puppy Bowl. The Super Bowl is not always appropriate for younger family members, with constant alcohol consumption, potential wardrobe malfunctions, and commercials for little blue pills. And the Puppy Bowl doesn’t require you to stay up late to find out what happens. In fact you can have a nice family friendly party watching the Puppy Bowl with the kids and the dogs and then send them to bed so the adults can have their own Super Bowl party.
It doesn’t matter which team you support, everyone is a winner with the Puppy Bowl! You don’t have to worry about offending someone by rooting for the other team or worry about being made fun of for cheering for the underdog. In the Puppy Bowl, they’re all underdogs as all the puppies are rescue pups from animal shelters.
Yes, my list begins and ends with cuteness because I can’t emphasize enough the immense levels of cuteness you find at the Puppy Bowl. Some people enjoy the eye candy of certain football players or cheerleaders during the Super Bowl, but you can’t say that it appeals to everyone. But with the Puppy Bowl, there is typically some cuteness everyone can enjoy. Adorable puppies, cute kittens at halftime, plus surprise appearances by birds, hamsters, bunnies, and more bring joy and smiles to everyone at home.