Friday, October 18

Watch This First: Puppy Chuck Wagon commercial, 1976

by Jason Toon

Yes, we've been featuring pet videos during our Heavy Petting pet week at Sellout.Woot. But it wouldn't be Watch This First without the occasional vintage commercial. So we'll end the week with a visit from the elusive stop-motion Chuck Wagon. Where did it come from? How did it get so tiny? What did it do when it wasn't leading dogs to dinner? Oh, how I longed to grab the Chuck Wagon as it raced under the dining-room table, talk to the cowboys inside, pet those tiny horses, or at least just get a good look at it before it could run back into the bag. Come back, Chuck Wagon! Come back!
 


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"Pets" That Look Like Celebrities

by Amy Nance

In case you haven't noticed, it's Pet Week over on Sellout.Woot. We've got some great buys on fancy animal goods in our pet event that I refuse to refer to by name.

And in the spirit of spoiled rotten animals who always get what they want, I give you Pets That Look Like Celebrities. A few caveats, though. It's really more animals that look like celebs. Because if you had some of these animals as pets, you'd probably be arrested. Also, I take issue with referring to some of these people as celebrities. Most notably, Hitler. They could have just as easily gone with Charlie Chaplin, and I would have been cool with that.

 

And just for giggles, here's another one:

 
 

Think you've got a pet who looks like a celebrity? We want to see it! Share your pics or videos in the thread below.

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Thursday, October 17

Watch This First: Brazil's Tiger Family

by Jason Toon

A good idea: our Heavy Petting pet week deals on Sellout.Woot. A bad idea: taking several tigers into your home as pets. An even worse idea: letting your children and grandchildren play with the tigers. I can't imagine this ending well for the Borges family of Maringá, Brazil.
 


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Wednesday, October 16

Watch This First: Cats Stealing Dog Beds

by Jason Toon

How you feel about today's video for our Heavy Petting pet week at Sellout.Woot will depend on how you see cats and dogs. Are cats assertive individualists or heartless monsters? Are dogs gentle and tolerant, or dumb and wimpy? Whatever your feelings about dogs and cats, this collection of cats taking over dog beds will provoke them.
 


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The Trivial Eye: Exotic TV Pets

by Jason Toon

On this third day of our Heavy Petting pet week over on Sellout.Woot, let's remember that TV pets aren't all like Lassie, Eddie, or Toonces. Recognize any of these weirder companions that TV characters have cuddled up with?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

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Tuesday, October 15

There Can Be Only Pun: Notorious Criminal Pets

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Notorious Criminal Pets

In honor of our Heavy Petting event going on over at Sellout.Woot, we decide to look for some pet puns. But not just any pet puns, we want pet and notorious criminal mash-ups. Examples:

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Watch This First: A Girl and Her Bee

by Jason Toon

As our Heavy Petting pet week continues at Sellout.Woot, here's a beloved video from 2008 that reminds us that pets don't have to be cuddly, or cute, for kids to respond to them. Julia talks about nursing her carpenter bee Lemon back to health after the bee lost its ability to fly. Pretty sweet.
 


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Monday, October 14

Music Monday: Pet Week!

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Did you notice that it's Pet Week here on our blog and on Sellout.Woot? That's why, today, our mix is all about pets. Today's mix gathers the highs and lows of animal songs and throws them for you to fetch. Go on, readers! Go get it! Go get the mix!

Michael Jackson - Ben

 

Such a sweet and loving song. It also went to number one and helped start young Michael's solo career as the King Of Pop! And yet, it's about a murderous, possibly telepathic rat. But maybe you can look beyond the strangeness and see the song as a tribute to a loyal and trusted friend. I sure can't. But that's just me, you know?

Good songs, bad songs, you know we've had our share. See you after the jump for the highs and lows of pet songs.

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Watch This First: Bull Terrier Puppy vs. Crab

by Jason Toon

Pet Week is taking over Sellout.Woot starting today, so pets are taking over Watch This First all week, too. But jeez, I dunno, do people like watching animal videos on the Internet? Let's find out with this intricate dance between a playful bull-terrier puppy and a freaked-out crab.
 


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