‘Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs’ Celebrates Two Awesome Things in One Calendar

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Few things are as irresistible as puppies and dad bods, so it makes sense that there’s a calendar dedicated to the appreciation of both.

Lucky Bulldogs Rescue is a non-profit based in Council Bluffs, Iowa specifically focused on rescuing brachycephalic (short snout) dogs from the commercial breeding system, rehabilitating them, and then finding them forever homes.

This year, considering how crucial funding is to keep their mission going, they’ve decided to sell a sultry 12-month calendar featuring professional photos of French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Pugs along with volunteer models showing off their best dad bods.

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Lyndsey Wright, co-founder of Lucky Bulldogs Rescue and photographer responsible for the adorable shots in the calendar, told Scary Mommy that the ‘Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs 2020’ calendar was a collaborative effort only made possible thanks to co-founding board member Stacy Perkins and a handful of hunky, shapely dudes.

“We just launched it last week in hopes of raising funds to get our rescue going full speed ahead,” she said. “We already have a handful of foster dogs and the more funds we raise, the more dogs we can save.”

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“We focus on English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, and other short-nosed breeds we like to call the smushie faces,” Wright continued.

“All our dogs are fostered in the homes of volunteers who work hard to gain the dogs’ trust and teach them that positive human interaction is possible while also maintaining medical care and sometimes dealing with dogs with special needs.”

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According to Blue Cross, short-snouted pups like bulldogs and pugs are susceptible to a variety of health issues, including respiratory, tooth, heart, and neurological problems, many of which are due to over-breeding.

Wright specified that Lucky Bulldogs Rescue is always aimed at finding these dogs a loving, permanent family where they “can experience the spoiled pet life after spending their first years being bred.”

One hundred percent of calendar sales go to the non-profit.

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So, if you’re interested in helping these wrinkly-faced pups find forever homes, you can pick up the dog-filled calendar for yourself on here for only $20 – the dad bods are just an extra Christmas treat.

Dial Down Your Dad Bod With Nintendo’s New Fitness Hardware

Man Uses Nintendo's Ring-Con
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A lot of us remember spending time in the weird mini-games and practicing breathing exercises of Nintendo’s 2007 exercise title, “WiiFit.” As gimmicky as the fitness-focused game was with it’s giant Balance Board and robotic yoga instructors, it did surprisingly well in sales and is probably the reason why Nintendo is trying once again to get us off the damn couch.

The recently announced “Ring Fit Adventure”—set to release on October 18th—is doing away with the bulky boards in favor of a squeezable electronic ring that senses pressure and will be vital for the game’s story mode. Yes, this fitness game has a full-fledged single-player campaign, guys.

The game stars a jogger who discovers a magical ring and squeezes it, releasing a huge and remarkably shredded dragon named Dragaux. Don’t you hate when that happens?

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“Nintendo has always had a lot of success appealing to non-hardcore audiences and reinventing the norms of console play,” said Laine Nooney, assistant professor and historian of video games at New York University.

“Fitness products do both, and given the technological improvements… since the Wii Fit, Nintendo may be angling to see if consumers are willing to once more re-imagine their relationship with their consoles.”

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Each level will give you an approximate completion time as well as the number of calories burned. Once you start completing stages, you’ll begin leveling up your character, which means harder enemies and challenges.

Players will have to run, squat, high-knee, and yoga the hell out of various trials until they once again face off against Dragaux in all of his pompous and ripped glory.

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While there is an actual story in this game (the depth of which is still debatable), game promoters claim that the game is definitely focused on getting players to come back and get their sweat on, day after day.

“Nintendo is always looking for ways to surprise people,” said Nick Chavez, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo. “Ring Fit Adventure combines gaming and physical activity in a way that incentivizes people to keep coming back for more.”

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In addition to the new “Ring-Con” accessory, the game also includes a leg strap to holster a second Joy-Con and track lower body movement. Players will be able to track their fitness progress with loads of in-game data and the Switch’s IR sensor can even check your heart rate between each stage.

Altogether, the package will run you back $79.99, and since it requires removable Joy-Cons, it won’t be compatible with the new Switch Lite with its built-in controller. But hey, that’s a small price to pay for being able to show some cocky, gym rat dragon who’s boss, right?

If you still aren’t sold, check out Nintendo’s latest reveal trailer featuring two extremely enthusiastic presenters: