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Puppy Prepares for Fluffiness Pageant
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Dolly has been a pageant pup , and this year she is preparing for the biggest one of them all. Last weekend, she competed in the Northeast Junior Fluffiness Pageant qualifier. The dog, along with the three other finalists, was selected to move on to the American Junior Fluffiness Pageant, which will be held in Miami in October.
Pageant coach Chauncey Fitzmartin spoke with The Fluffington Post about Dolly’s quick rise to stardom.
“She’s got the perfect blend of all-American heart with just a touch of sophisticated je ne sais quoi,” he said. “Plus, when the spotlight hits her just right, her fur looks like a halo. The judges just die.” 
Fitzmartin said that his protégé would not be making any major revisions to her performance prior to her debut on the national stage.
“So many ladies burn out too fast,” he said. “She’s still in Juniors’, so the goal is just to have a good experience and have fun.”  
Dolly has one more year to compete at the junior division. Fitzmartin said that she has no plans to abandon pageantry as she matures. “She’s got the makings of a champion, no doubt. She’ll be a Miss Fluffy before her career is over, maybe even Miss Fluffy World. Who knows? The world is her chew toy.” 
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Puppy Prepares for Fluffiness Pageant

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Dolly has been a pageant pup , and this year she is preparing for the biggest one of them all. Last weekend, she competed in the Northeast Junior Fluffiness Pageant qualifier. The dog, along with the three other finalists, was selected to move on to the American Junior Fluffiness Pageant, which will be held in Miami in October.

Pageant coach Chauncey Fitzmartin spoke with The Fluffington Post about Dolly’s quick rise to stardom.

“She’s got the perfect blend of all-American heart with just a touch of sophisticated je ne sais quoi,” he said. “Plus, when the spotlight hits her just right, her fur looks like a halo. The judges just die.” 

Fitzmartin said that his protégé would not be making any major revisions to her performance prior to her debut on the national stage.

“So many ladies burn out too fast,” he said. “She’s still in Juniors’, so the goal is just to have a good experience and have fun.”  

Dolly has one more year to compete at the junior division. Fitzmartin said that she has no plans to abandon pageantry as she matures. “She’s got the makings of a champion, no doubt. She’ll be a Miss Fluffy before her career is over, maybe even Miss Fluffy World. Who knows? The world is her chew toy.” 

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'Dog Baywatch' Announced
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Baywatch was one of the most popular TV programs of the 1990’s - and now, it’s coming back. The NBC network has just announced a reboot of the classic series slated for its fall season, with an all-new cast.
"We decided to do dogs this time,” says Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “Our focus groups reacted positively to the idea. People tend to like things with dogs better than things without them. It’s science.”
Leading the cast is canine newcomer Boomer as hunky lifeguard Pooch Buchannon. 
"Boomer is going to be a big star," says Greenblatt. "His slow-motion beach shots were some of the best we’ve ever seen."
Dog Baywatch will premiere in primetime in mid-September, alongside Paw and Order and Cheers With Cats.
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'Dog Baywatch' Announced

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Baywatch was one of the most popular TV programs of the 1990’s - and now, it’s coming back. The NBC network has just announced a reboot of the classic series slated for its fall season, with an all-new cast.

"We decided to do dogs this time,” says Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “Our focus groups reacted positively to the idea. People tend to like things with dogs better than things without them. It’s science.”

Leading the cast is canine newcomer Boomer as hunky lifeguard Pooch Buchannon. 

"Boomer is going to be a big star," says Greenblatt. "His slow-motion beach shots were some of the best we’ve ever seen."

Dog Baywatch will premiere in primetime in mid-September, alongside Paw and Order and Cheers With Cats.

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Dog Really Into Beer Gardens For Happy Hour
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Washington, DC resident Winnie the dog has been having a stressful summer at the office, often tempted to play hooky to enjoy the warm weather. In order to avoid losing her job, she’s found a way to enjoy the outdoors without skipping work: frequent the city’s outdoor beer gardens for happy hour.
Being able to unwind and to enjoy a frosty cold one have made a huge difference in her quality of life, according to friends.
Coworker Nikki Mayer has been accompanying Winnie on many five o’clock outings.
“There are no windows in our office, so having a chance to get some sunshine on a patio or back garden is amazing,” she said. 
The pair have made it their mission this summer to visit every beer garden in the greater DC area so that they’ll know in advance where they’ll want to celebrate Octoberfest.  
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Dog Really Into Beer Gardens For Happy Hour

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Washington, DC resident Winnie the dog has been having a stressful summer at the office, often tempted to play hooky to enjoy the warm weather. In order to avoid losing her job, she’s found a way to enjoy the outdoors without skipping work: frequent the city’s outdoor beer gardens for happy hour.

Being able to unwind and to enjoy a frosty cold one have made a huge difference in her quality of life, according to friends.

Coworker Nikki Mayer has been accompanying Winnie on many five o’clock outings.

“There are no windows in our office, so having a chance to get some sunshine on a patio or back garden is amazing,” she said. 

The pair have made it their mission this summer to visit every beer garden in the greater DC area so that they’ll know in advance where they’ll want to celebrate Octoberfest.  

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Cat Nominated for “Ice Bucket Challenge”
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
It’s been all over the web. Eventually it had to get around to Lyle. 
The cat opened up his Facebook yesterday morning to find that he’d been nominated for the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” by a friend. Suffice it to say, he was not pleased. 
"Lyle hates water," says friend Jon O’Rourke. "He’s like most cats in that regard. But freezing cold water a bunch with ice in it? There’s no way he’s doing that."
Lyle had better decide quickly - at the time of this writing, the cat had less than ten hours to douse himself in ice water or donate to ALS research.
"He’s a bit torn," says O’Rourke. "He’s all for philanthropy, but he doesn’t want to look like a wimp. I hope his wallet’s as big as his ego."
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Cat Nominated for “Ice Bucket Challenge”

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

It’s been all over the web. Eventually it had to get around to Lyle. 

The cat opened up his Facebook yesterday morning to find that he’d been nominated for the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” by a friend. Suffice it to say, he was not pleased. 

"Lyle hates water," says friend Jon O’Rourke. "He’s like most cats in that regard. But freezing cold water a bunch with ice in it? There’s no way he’s doing that."

Lyle had better decide quickly - at the time of this writing, the cat had less than ten hours to douse himself in ice water or donate to ALS research.

"He’s a bit torn," says O’Rourke. "He’s all for philanthropy, but he doesn’t want to look like a wimp. I hope his wallet’s as big as his ego."

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