On Sunday the underdog Philadelphia Eagles return to New Orleans to try to avenge their crushing regular-season loss to the Saints and advance on the road to Super Bowl LIII. But not all the action this weekend will be on the field. Philadelphia’s Morris Animal Refuge, “America’s First Animal Shelter”, has challenged the Louisiana SPCA to a wager. If the Saints win, the Refuge has to give three adoptable pets New Orleans-themed names. If the Eagles are victorious, the LA SPCA must rename three of their adoptable animals after Philly icons. It all comes down to this. One game. Two teams. Three adoptable pets.
Emotions are already running high among the shelter pets. “This Sunday, there’s only one saint who matters, said big dog Atlas, “St. Nick” (He read that off a billboard). Lovely cat Callie pointed out that the Saints will be facing a very different Eagles team from the one they played back in November. And little senior chihuahua lady Penny said “Doink, doink, [deleted].