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The dog ate my productivity: 'Puppy Bowl IX' locker room cam is streaming joy

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This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows dogs playing on the field during "Puppy Bowl IX," in New York. The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. Dogs score touchdowns on a 10-by-19-foot gridiron carpet when they cross the goal line with a toy.

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This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows the Kitty half time show during "Puppy Bowl IX," in New York. The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. The show provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say.

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"Fumble," during the kitty half-time show for last year's "Puppy Bowl VIII," in New York. The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. "Fumble," the spcaLA's entry in “Puppy Bowl VIII," earned the game's Most Valuable Pup crown.

AP Photo/Animal Planet, Keith Barraclough

This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows the Kitty half time show during "Puppy Bowl IX," in New York. The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. The show provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say.

AP Photo/Animal Planet, Kimberly Holcombe

This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows a dog, Fumble, during "Puppy Bowl VIII," in New York. The “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. Fumble, the spcaLA's entry in “Puppy Bowl VIII," earned the game's Most Valuable Pup crown.

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Say goodbye to productivity for the next few days — the "Puppy Bowl IX" PUPPY CAM is alive. Animal Planet's ninth consecutive answer to the Super Bowl is streaming from the locker room every pregame frolick, nibble, nap and prance with a behind the collar peek at the adoptable canine action. 

Who will win the Puppy Bowl battle of ultimate cuteness? Hardly seems responsible to wager a guess until you watch how they play for hours and hours and hours. And hours. 

PUPPY CAM! (click for maximum delight)


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WHEN, WHY, WHO

"Puppy Bowl XI" — providing national exposure for animal apoption — airs Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 from 3-5 p.m. in all time zones, and will loop until 3 a.m. 84 animals were invovled in the making of the show: 63 puppy athletes and 21 halftime kittens from 21 animal shelters across the country. Also be on the lookout for a hamster-piloted blimp, hedgehog cheerleaders and the introduction of a  "puppy hot tub."

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