The Puppy Bowl Now Includes Hedgehogs

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In an attempt to cause ovaries the world over to self-destruct, Animal Planet announced today that this year's Puppy Bowl will include hedgehogs. Yes, Puppy Bowl IX will include "hedgehog cheerleaders," because the puppies, kittens, hamsters, and bird weren't quite enough to make a room full of couch-dwellers look at one another and say, "Do you think I am responsible enough to have a pet?" Anyway, the hedgehog:

Photo: Keith Barraclough

And a kitten:

Photo: Keith Barraclough

And for good measure, here are the puppies:

Photo: Keith Barraclough
Photo: Keith Barraclough

Time to start coming up with hedgehog-y things to gamble on!