There were hedgehog cheerleaders. There were hamsters in a blimp. There was a kitten halftime show. There was a tweeting bird. There were even countless examples of Animal Planet cross-promotion.
And, oh yeah, there were puppies. Fuzzy, adorable puppies. You know what I'm talking about—Puppy Bowl IX!
Did you miss the Puppy Bowl on Sunday afternoon? If you did, you should be ashamed of yourself. Go sit in the corner and think about your life. Feel terrible.
Or, wait...You could watch these highlights if you wanted to and totally redeem yourself. Okay, do that instead!
You'll want to go ahead and watch the following behind-the-scenes video to catch up on all the amazing puppy action you missed.
Remember folks, this isn't just a cute and cuddly event. This is also for a good cause—all of these pups are also up for adoption. Anything that raises awareness for dogs in need of a home is all right in my book.
Remember—if you are looking to add a furry member to your family, why not rescue one?
You could always adopt one of these little critters. Without further ado, here were this year's puppy players.
|Arlo||Male||10 weeks||Labrador Retriever/Collie mix|
|Aurora||Female||10 weeks||Siberian Husky/Retriever mix|
|Biscuit||Female||12 weeks||Puerto Rican Sato|
|Blitz||Female||11 weeks||Terrier mix|
|Butterscotch||Female||12 weeks||Puerto Rican Sato|
|Chestnut||Male||Nine weeks||Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix|
|Copper||Male||Nine weeks||Dachshund/English Pit Bull mix|
|Daffodil||Female||11 weeks||Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Daisy||Female||12 weeks||Yorkshire Terrier|
|Eli||Male||10 weeks||German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix|
|Fitz||Male||10 weeks||Catahoula mix|
|Harry||Male||12 weeks||Chocolate Dachshund Smooth|
|Jenny||Female||13 weeks||Pit Bull/Hound mix|
|Juniper||Female||12 weeks||Great Pyrenees|
|Koda||Male||16 weeks||Catahoula/Boston Terrier mix|
|Lenny||Male||12 weeks||Catahoula Leopard Dog mix|
|Magnolia||Female||11 weeks||Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Nala||Female||Eight weeks||Japanese Chin|
|Pearl||Female||Nine weeks||Australian Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Sally||Female||12 weeks||Dachshund/Basset Hound mix|
|Shadow||Male||Nine weeks||Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Simba||Male||Eight weeks||Japanese Chin|
|Trinka||Female||10 weeks||Schnauzer/Beagle mix|
|Tuck||Male||10 weeks||German Shepherd/Pit mix|
|Winston||Male||Nine weeks||Miniature Pinscher|
|Willis||Female||16 weeks||Long-haired Chihuahua mix|