An Explanation:

Weasel McPuppy is a real dog, and the posts below are real letters sent from her to celebrities via snail mail. A self-addressed stamped envelope was included with each letter to encourage a reply. If and when Weasel receives a response, the post will be updated with the full correspondence.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

To Animal Planet

Dear Animal Planet,

I watch the Puppy Bowl every year, and I haven't seen a single Maltese. What gives? Are Maltese so awesome they would make the other puppies look bad?

Your friend,

Weasel McPuppy

P.S. - And what was with all the confetti during the Kitty Half-Time Show? It looked like Rip Taylor exploded.

P.P.S. - I've enclosed my picture. Please keep it in on file in case you need an adorable doggy around which to build a show. You can send me something in return if you wanna... preferably something delicious.

The Reply:

Dear Weasel,

Thank you for contacting Animal Planet. We appreciate your interest in Puppy Bowl V!

For the first time ever, all of our puppy athletes were from local shelters, and thankfully, every puppy was adopted into a good home following the filming of Puppy Bowl in the fall.

Since all the "participants" were from local shelters, we do not have the ability to choose the breeds seen on the show. This might explain the lack of Maltese on the show.

For additional information on Puppy Bowl and its participants, please visit


Viewer Relations
Animal Planet

A Note From Weasel Regarding The Reply:

Thank you for taking the time to write back to a little doggy. I salute your good work. Keep fighting the good fight!


carolynswafford said...

Shelter dogs? REALLY? That must have been some fancy shelter they got those dogs from...the beagle looked like show quality to me. I'm not buyin' it.

Brad said...

My Shih-Tzu mix has a crush on Weasel. Maybe they could meet via web cam? ;)