Saturday, January 31, 2015

Breaking! Hallmark Channel #KittenBowl News!

Faraday: Knowing how you all appreciate my keen, timely, and incisive reporting --

*off-screen groan that sounds suspiciously like Allie*
Faraday: *discreet cough* --we're bringing Sunday's Report to you early today. might have heard a little something about a Kitten Bowl airing on Super Bowl Sunday. You know, this Sunday? As in just hours away?
You've probably noticed a lot of buzz about it on social media. You know, with fellow pet bloggers and on places like your Facebook feed?

So it probably won't come as any surprise that the Hallmark team promoting the Kitten Bowl has been a bit busy these past few days.

Photo: Hallmark Channel, #KittenBowl 2015
They've been on Ellen. They've made the rounds: The Late Late Show, People, HuffPo, even the Wall Street Journal.

Yesterday, Hallmark Channel brought a mini Kitten Bowl to New York City, and here with riveting, on location color commentary, is my big brother, Maxie.

Faraday: *stage whisper* That's your cue, Maxie...

Shameless product placement: Hallmark's Wacky    
Cats Party Hat, available for a limited time at Wal-Mart.
The purrfect way to root for #TeamCat at #KittenBowl!
Maxwell: Dood...wait. Tell me again why you get to wear the Reporter hat and I have to wear this one?

Faraday: *eyeroll* It's called product placement, Maxie. You're doing fine.
Can we get on with the report please?

Maxwell: But, uh...the hat...

Faraday: It's a party hat, Maxie. Seriouslies! Everyone parties on Super Bowl Sunday. You'll fit right in, trust me.

Our fans are waiting. Can we get back to the report, now, pleeease?

Maxwell: Well...

*clears throat*

We're coming to you live from Times Square where - mere hours ago - at this very spot, twelve kittens descended on the Big Apple in a big way.

Yesterday morning, Kitten Bowl host Beth Stern, along with a dozen key players from both teams, pawed their way onto the sets of Good Morning America, The Today Show and MSNBC's Morning Joe, to name a few.

And - BREAKING NEWS - some of them are going to have to miss the game today...
due to ADOPTION.

Faraday: That's right folks, you heard it here first.

Five kittens are not going to make it to the Big Game Sunday, because ...

in a blitz move no one saw coming ...

these kittens won the hearts of three GMA staffers, along with GMA co-anchor Lara Spenser!

And - captured live, on the spot - one lucky Linebacker made his way into the home of Morning Joe's host, Mika Brzezinski:

Concatulations to these five kittens and their new owners! Looks like they'll be watching the Kitten Bowl from the comfort of their new forever homes.

We call that a WIN for the Home Team!

Hallmark Channel's Pam Slay told us, "The rest (of the NYC kitten bowl team) went home to North Shore Animal League America where they will likely be adopted (this weekend) as part of North Shore's huge national shelter partner outreach."

True, that. In fact, our hometown Wayside Waifs is a participant in the Kitten Bowl watch parties, hoping to take home the big prize. What big prize, you ask?

Pam: "Hundreds of animals will find fur-ever homes because of this effort. Hallmark Channel & North Shore teamed up to provide the shelter who adopts the most animals out with a $5000 grant and tons of gifts for the families who adopt!"

Makes us proud our mom works for the company that's made the Kitten Bowl possible.

Last year, Jefferson Parish in New Orleans won the big prize. We wonder who it will be today?

Are you planning to watch the Kitten Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday? The game to watch begins at 12 Eastern, 11 Central - mere hours away, on Hallmark Channel.

Caturday Funny

So what are we doing showing a *cough* dog video on a cat blog?
Watch the second :30 spot to find out.

This is a regional Super Bowl ad that will air on Colorado and Arizona tomorrow during the game.

The one that follows? Priceless.

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Inspire Your Heart with Art

In honor of the National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day:

Truly, is there anything more graceful and artistic than a cat in motion?