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L.A. Puppy Wins MVP Award at Puppy Bowl VIII

Meet Fumble. Photo courtesy of spcaLA.
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Who watched the Puppy Bowl VIII yesterday? Show of hands! We did, and we were turned to mush over the adorableness of L.A.'s very own player, a Chihuahua/Terrier named Fumble. Fumble played his little heart out, scored a couple of touchdowns and ultimately won MVP -- Most Valuable Puppy.

Fumble was representing the West Coast as a one-time resident of spcaLA; he was living at the shelter when the Puppy Bowl was filmed back in October 2011. According to the Huffington Post, Fumble now resides in Manhattan, which, frankly, sort of makes us sad (we wish he were still here). But we're very glad Fumble has a new, loving home, and he still did us proud yesterday.