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But half of the fun of a Super Bowl party — or any football or sports party — is the tailgating experience. (Nope. NOT making a TAILgating joke. Nuh-uh.) You know, the food, the fun, the be-costumed and face-painted zaniness! But how exactly does one tailgate for the Puppy Bowl? Let's find out together!
If you want your dog to exude a "tougher" image, this Football Star Dog Costume ($10.59 with free shipping via Amazon Prime, a low by $3) might be a better fit. However, after staring at it for a while, we're not sure dressing up your dog in any costume will make the poor thing look any tougher.
You can also choose to break gender stereotypes and dress your male dog as the cheerleader and a female dog as the football player. You'll not only be creating hilarious Instagrams, but striking a blow for gender equality!
But what will you be serving? You can't just start grilling up real hot dogs and sausages for your pets; they'll get notions above their station. Feed them a hotdog straight from the grill once and the next thing you know they'll be begging for food directly from your dinner table ... and then they're answering the phone and pretending they're you, maybe even dressing up in your clothes and hitting on your wife. You can avoid all those unwanted possibilities by simply stocking up on foods that almost, but not quite, resemble tailgating fare.
Might we suggest you pick up a mess 'o Snausages Beef & Cheese Flavor Dog Treats 25-oz. Bag ($4.46 with in-store pickup at Walmart, a low by $5)? Those should be "close enough for jazz" — especially if "Jazz" is the name of your pooch. (In honor of the Autobot, right?)
Of course, instead of catching it and spiking it to the ground, your dog will: catch it, throttle it a bit, possibly mangle it, then either drop it yards away from you (forcing you to go get it so you can repeat the process), or he'll bring it back to you but refuse to hand it over causing a tug-of war and resulting in a ruined football and drool everywhere. (Man, why do we like dogs? They sound like such jerks!)
So we'd recommend just getting the cheapest football-shaped object you can, like this Westminster Pet 20037 Vinyl Dog Toy ($2.29 with $1.51 s&h, a low by $6). Sure, it looks more like a Katamari head than a sports implement, but due to the reasons outlined above it doesn't really matter, does it?
Lastly, you'll want to make sure that you have a second TV, so you can tune in to the "real" ball game that's on at the same time. Switch back and forth? Right! You just try and take the remote away from your 100-lb. Rottweiler who's way into the Puppy Bowl!