Has anyone else watched the "Puppy Bowl" on Animal Planet? It's inspired!
They just put some darling puppies into a small pen disguised as a stadium, give them lots of toys, and have some clever camera folk follow them around. There's a water dish with a clear acrylic bottom with a camera focused up to catch the darling little noses and tongues (and sometimes paws). And for half time? Kittens! Playing on an elaborate "set" with all kinds of intriguing toys.
Extremely inexpensive to produce, and just so fun to watch. Sponsored by Bissell. ;)