Local puppies play in Animal Planet Puppy Bowl

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New England will be well represented Sunday in the big game, the one with the Roman numerals, the one seen in millions of homes across America.

No, the Patriots won’t be there. But Alanis will be, and so will Abdiel, Artemis, Dee Dee, and Debbie. They’ll be taking the field for Puppy Bowl X on Animal Planet.

“I swear, most of the time, I’m not even the person to bring it up,’’ said Amanda Heglin, coordinator of sponsor services for the Red Sox, and new owner of Alanis, a seven-month-old black Lab mix who took part in the big game. “Someone around me will be like, ‘Oh Amanda’s puppy is in the Puppy Bowl.”

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