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Rabbit Sleeps Through Alarm, Misses Interview
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
His suit was pressed. His resume was printed. Gus the rabbit was going to ace that job interview - that is, if he had bothered to be awake for it.
"He slept right through his alarm," says Corey Bortnick, a friend. "You know that rabbit who was late for a very important date? Well this was just like that - except the date was an assistant management position at Target."
A notoriously heavy sleeper, Gus had unfortunately forgotten to turn up the volume on his iPhone alarm.
"He’d probably still be asleep if I hadn’t called him to ask how it went," says Bortnick. "I guess that’s what he gets for scheduling an interview for three in the afternoon."
At press time, Gus was looking into other options, which included a lower-paying retail position at H&M.
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Rabbit Sleeps Through Alarm, Misses Interview

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

His suit was pressed. His resume was printed. Gus the rabbit was going to ace that job interview - that is, if he had bothered to be awake for it.

"He slept right through his alarm," says Corey Bortnick, a friend. "You know that rabbit who was late for a very important date? Well this was just like that - except the date was an assistant management position at Target."

A notoriously heavy sleeper, Gus had unfortunately forgotten to turn up the volume on his iPhone alarm.

"He’d probably still be asleep if I hadn’t called him to ask how it went," says Bortnick. "I guess that’s what he gets for scheduling an interview for three in the afternoon."

At press time, Gus was looking into other options, which included a lower-paying retail position at H&M.

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Puppy Taken First Overall in Professional Fetch Draft
Last night’s Professional Fetch League draft opened with a bit of a surprise when Kansas City selected 2-month-old Riley, a puppy from California, with the number one overall pick.
"We think Riley has the natural talent to be a star in this league," said Kansas City Mud Hounds GM Billy Hannigan. "We’ll assign him to our development club in Wichita and hope to call him up mid-season."
Though there is no dispute over Riley talent — he’s quick off the blocks and has 25” vertical leap — he was considered a signability concern coming into the draft. The pup is strongly committed to Miss Marcy’s K9 Training Academy this fall and it was assumed he would fall to the fourth or fifth round.
"He’s a great pick," said one rival GM. "But [Kansas City] will have to pay a lot of kibble to buy him out of his commitment."
The draft’s first two rounds were held last night at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and broadcast on ESPN. Round three through 10 will be held today and livestreamed on the PFL’s website.
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Puppy Taken First Overall in Professional Fetch Draft

Last night’s Professional Fetch League draft opened with a bit of a surprise when Kansas City selected 2-month-old Riley, a puppy from California, with the number one overall pick.

"We think Riley has the natural talent to be a star in this league," said Kansas City Mud Hounds GM Billy Hannigan. "We’ll assign him to our development club in Wichita and hope to call him up mid-season."

Though there is no dispute over Riley talent — he’s quick off the blocks and has 25” vertical leap — he was considered a signability concern coming into the draft. The pup is strongly committed to Miss Marcy’s K9 Training Academy this fall and it was assumed he would fall to the fourth or fifth round.

"He’s a great pick," said one rival GM. "But [Kansas City] will have to pay a lot of kibble to buy him out of his commitment."

The draft’s first two rounds were held last night at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and broadcast on ESPN. Round three through 10 will be held today and livestreamed on the PFL’s website.

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Prairie Dog First Date Ends in Embarrassment
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Frank was never one for romance - that is, until he met Leila.
"He’s a bit of a workaholic, and it’s just him in his burrow right now," says Ryan Bing, a friend. "It took some prodding, but he finally fired up his old OkCupid account a few weeks ago. They randomly just started chatting."
The two hit it off so well that they decided to meet last Friday.
"Frank was a bit apprehensive, but they ended up having a really nice time," says Bing. "He took her to dinner at this new Thai fusion place, and then they went up to the lookout point to check out the stars."
The evening had gone off without a hitch - until the time came for the pair to say goodnight.
"He went in for the kiss, and apparently she was just going for a hug," says Bing. "They bonked heads, and is was really embarrassing - he could barely muster a ‘bye.’ He’s a bit down right now, but he’ll get back on the horse - or whatever the appropriate prairie dog saying is."
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Prairie Dog First Date Ends in Embarrassment

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Frank was never one for romance - that is, until he met Leila.

"He’s a bit of a workaholic, and it’s just him in his burrow right now," says Ryan Bing, a friend. "It took some prodding, but he finally fired up his old OkCupid account a few weeks ago. They randomly just started chatting."

The two hit it off so well that they decided to meet last Friday.

"Frank was a bit apprehensive, but they ended up having a really nice time," says Bing. "He took her to dinner at this new Thai fusion place, and then they went up to the lookout point to check out the stars."

The evening had gone off without a hitch - until the time came for the pair to say goodnight.

"He went in for the kiss, and apparently she was just going for a hug," says Bing. "They bonked heads, and is was really embarrassing - he could barely muster a ‘bye.’ He’s a bit down right now, but he’ll get back on the horse - or whatever the appropriate prairie dog saying is."

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Puppy Experiences Serious World Cup Withdrawal
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
The world’s sports fans enjoyed an exciting summer of World Cup action, but now that the final goal has been scored, many are reporting withdrawal symptoms. For a closer look at this phenomenon, FluffPo profiled soccer hound Max of Arlington, VA. 
“Max was really pulling for Brazil,” owner Lisa Rodriguez said. “But at the end of the day, it was all about good matches and great playing, so he was fine with the way things turned out.” 
After the final goal, though, Max seemed unsure how to spend his time. Rodriguez explained his strange behavior.
“Now he’s just listlessly pushing his soccer ball around the backyard,” she said. “Sometimes he stares at the TV even when it’s not on. I’m really worried about him.”
Veterinarian Eric Gladwell said that many pet owners have told him sob stories about depressed dogs in the days following the World Cup’s end. He recommended shifting puppies’ focus to other sports, keeping them active and excited about physical activities.
“Every little bit of exposure to other sports will lessen the soccer obsession,” he said. “Go outside with a frisbee. Toss a tennis ball around. If it’s really bad, turn on the Golf Channel.” 

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Puppy Experiences Serious World Cup Withdrawal

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

The world’s sports fans enjoyed an exciting summer of World Cup action, but now that the final goal has been scored, many are reporting withdrawal symptoms. For a closer look at this phenomenon, FluffPo profiled soccer hound Max of Arlington, VA. 

“Max was really pulling for Brazil,” owner Lisa Rodriguez said. “But at the end of the day, it was all about good matches and great playing, so he was fine with the way things turned out.” 

After the final goal, though, Max seemed unsure how to spend his time. Rodriguez explained his strange behavior.

“Now he’s just listlessly pushing his soccer ball around the backyard,” she said. “Sometimes he stares at the TV even when it’s not on. I’m really worried about him.”

Veterinarian Eric Gladwell said that many pet owners have told him sob stories about depressed dogs in the days following the World Cup’s end. He recommended shifting puppies’ focus to other sports, keeping them active and excited about physical activities.

“Every little bit of exposure to other sports will lessen the soccer obsession,” he said. “Go outside with a frisbee. Toss a tennis ball around. If it’s really bad, turn on the Golf Channel.” 

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Cat’s Home Repair Project Goes Horribly Wrong
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
After being asked dozens of times to fix the running toilet, Rex was sure that he knew what to do. But even with the help of his human friend, the project quickly snowballed into a much bigger problem. 
“I had a bad feeling about it from the very beginning,” Marty Maxwell said. “He was all, ‘Trust me, I asked Reddit what to do!’ Well look what you’ve done, Reddit.” 
Maxwell was reluctant to share the details of exactly where things went south with the repair job.
“I don’t even know what happened,” he said. “Rex was fiddling around with a wrench and suddenly there was water all over the floor. Next thing I know, he’s fallen into the bowl and is yowling for me to call 911 or a plumber.” 
When Rex posted his ordeal to the Reddit forums and berated the people whose advice led him astray, he was instantly upvoted to the front page. Maxwell said he suspected it was the above photo that catapulted him to the sudden popularity. 
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Cat’s Home Repair Project Goes Horribly Wrong

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

After being asked dozens of times to fix the running toilet, Rex was sure that he knew what to do. But even with the help of his human friend, the project quickly snowballed into a much bigger problem. 

“I had a bad feeling about it from the very beginning,” Marty Maxwell said. “He was all, ‘Trust me, I asked Reddit what to do!’ Well look what you’ve done, Reddit.” 

Maxwell was reluctant to share the details of exactly where things went south with the repair job.

“I don’t even know what happened,” he said. “Rex was fiddling around with a wrench and suddenly there was water all over the floor. Next thing I know, he’s fallen into the bowl and is yowling for me to call 911 or a plumber.” 

When Rex posted his ordeal to the Reddit forums and berated the people whose advice led him astray, he was instantly upvoted to the front page. Maxwell said he suspected it was the above photo that catapulted him to the sudden popularity. 

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