Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Holy crap, you guys — Hockey Players With Pets now has 10,000 followers (and just in time for Christmas, too)! I’m not big on celebrating milestones, but this is a big one.

To thank all of you for following, here’s a little gift for you: the top ten most popular posts* on HPWP.

10. Jaromir Jagr and a black cat (331 notes)
09. Sidney Crosby and his dog, Sam (332 notes)
08. Evgeni Malkin and a puppy (348 notes)
07. Brendan Gallagher and his cuddle buddy, Gus (352 notes)
06. Brendan Gallagher and Gus (yes, again) (398 notes)
05. Brandon Pirri and a kitten (411 notes)
04. David Backes getting dragged by a dog on the ice (576 notes)
03. Evgeni Malkin and his dog, Jeffrey (583 notes)
02. Bobby Ryan and his cats, Prince and Pelle (1,429 notes)

And the reigning champion with 1,491 notes is…

Niklas Hjalmarsson with a kitten! Because what’s cuter than a Swede smooching a tiny cat, right?

* Not counting reblogs (since I didn’t originally post them, it’s harder to figure out how many notes came posting them on this site) or videos (because I can’t put them into this fancy picture collage).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
animalrescuelg:

It’s finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The 2014 Penguins & Paws Calendar is now on sale! Featuring your favorite Pittsburgh Penguins players with some of our area’s homeless pets, you can order yours today at www.animalrescue.org/penguins-paws-calendar
All proceeds benefit the animals at our shelter & wildlife center! Thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for making this fundraiser possible.

animalrescuelg:

It’s finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The 2014 Penguins & Paws Calendar is now on sale! Featuring your favorite Pittsburgh Penguins players with some of our area’s homeless pets, you can order yours today at www.animalrescue.org/penguins-paws-calendar

All proceeds benefit the animals at our shelter & wildlife center! Thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for making this fundraiser possible.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Dan Bylsma with puppies at the Penguins & Paws Calendar photo shoot. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League.
(Source: @pensfoundation)

Dan Bylsma with puppies at the Penguins & Paws Calendar photo shoot. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League.

(Source: @pensfoundation)

Friday, November 8, 2013
animalrescuelg:

Last night, Pittsburgh Penguin Pascal Dupuis removed his own tooth & didn’t miss a shift. Now let’s get him to adopt this puppy!

animalrescuelg:

Last night, Pittsburgh Penguin Pascal Dupuis removed his own tooth & didn’t miss a shift. Now let’s get him to adopt this puppy!

Thursday, November 7, 2013
James Neal, Chris Kunitz, and Pascal Dupuis with Australian Shepherds during the Penguins & Paws Calendar photo shoot. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League.
(Source: penguins/Instagram)

James Neal, Chris Kunitz, and Pascal Dupuis with Australian Shepherds during the Penguins & Paws Calendar photo shoot. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League.

(Source: penguins/Instagram)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
animalrescuelg:

THREE Penguins & TWO puppies! James Neal, Chris Kunitz, & Pascal Dupuis meet some of our newest puppies in this behind-the-scenes shot from the 2014 Penguins & Paws calendar photo shoot! The calendars go on sale soon & proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League, the Official Animal Shelter of the Pittsburgh Penguins!

animalrescuelg:

THREE Penguins & TWO puppies! James Neal, Chris Kunitz, & Pascal Dupuis meet some of our newest puppies in this behind-the-scenes shot from the 2014 Penguins & Paws calendar photo shoot! The calendars go on sale soon & proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League, the Official Animal Shelter of the Pittsburgh Penguins!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
James Neal with an adoptable pet at the Penguins & Paws Calendar photo shoot. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League.
(Source: facebook.com)

James Neal with an adoptable pet at the Penguins & Paws Calendar photo shoot. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League.

(Source: facebook.com)

Monday, November 4, 2013
animalrescuelg:

Tanger! Penguins defenseman Kris Letang gets ready to pose with Serene, one of our adoptable kitties, for the 2014 Penguins & Paws calendar! It goes on sale soon with proceeds benefiting the Animal Rescue League, the Official Animal Shelter of the Pittsburgh Penguins!

animalrescuelg:

Tanger! Penguins defenseman Kris Letang gets ready to pose with Serene, one of our adoptable kitties, for the 2014 Penguins & Paws calendar! It goes on sale soon with proceeds benefiting the Animal Rescue League, the Official Animal Shelter of the Pittsburgh Penguins!

Sunday, November 3, 2013 Saturday, November 2, 2013 Friday, November 1, 2013

Community Update: Calendar Shoot (10/23/13)

Penguins players and coaches shot photos with furry friends for the upcoming calendar with proceeds benefiting the Animal Rescue League.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Paul Bissonnette and Bruce, his friend’s dog (x)

Paul Bissonnette and Bruce, his friend’s dog (x)

Sunday, September 15, 2013 Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Beau Bennett gets a smooch from a seal

Beau Bennett gets a smooch from a seal

(Source: instagram.com)

Monday, August 19, 2013
Kris Letang and his canine buddy take a break while shooting the 2012 Penguins and Paws Calendar.

Kris Letang and his canine buddy take a break while shooting the 2012 Penguins and Paws Calendar.

(Source: penguins.nhl.com)