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Dogs catch Super Bowl fever

Eight-year-old Gabriella Avicolli was smothered in kisses during

Eight-year-old Gabriella Avicolli was smothered in kisses during Doggy Bowl on Saturday, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Pugs, Boston terriers and French bulldogs catch Super Bowl fever during Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend.

Roslyn resident Melissa Basilice recently joined the Long
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Roslyn resident Melissa Basilice recently joined the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group with her dog, Gigi, and her sister's dog, Jackson. They enjoyed Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Boston terrier Herbie Lehrman celebrated his second birthday
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Boston terrier Herbie Lehrman celebrated his second birthday Saturday with the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group and a special dog cake at Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Linsey and Rob Clarke drive their French Bulldog,
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Linsey and Rob Clarke drive their French Bulldog, Lily, 45 minutes every few weeks so she can play with her other "smushed face" dog friends. They enjoyed Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Claudine Huie of Queens brought her dog, Chicken,
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Claudine Huie of Queens brought her dog, Chicken, to Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Lily Clarke, a 1-year-old French bulldog, joined other
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Lily Clarke, a 1-year-old French bulldog, joined other "smushed face" dogs during Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Heather Lehrman of Great Neck and an owner
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Heather Lehrman of Great Neck and an owner of an In House Pet Services franchise started a Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group when she got her Boston terrier, Herbie, in 2011. They enjoyed Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eight-year-old Gabriella Avicolli was smothered in kisses during
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Eight-year-old Gabriella Avicolli was smothered in kisses during Doggy Bowl on Saturday, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Heather Lehrman, organizer of the Long Island Smushed
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Heather Lehrman, organizer of the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, was bombarded with wet kisses during Doggy Bowl, an event sponsored by the Long Island Smushed Face Dog Group, at the Petco in Glen Cove during Super Bowl weekend. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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