ABBA Is Mean
This great adoption video from the SPCA of Wake County was called to my attention earlier this week by alert Facebook friend Karen Lifshey-Shapiro. It looked familiar — and now I know why: It turns out I had already posted it.
That’s the great thing about getting older and having an, um, full memory card, according to the New York Times; you never know when something you’ve already experienced is going to be interesting and new again.
Anyway, it turns out that you can no longer hear ABBA’s upbeat “Take a Chance on Me” on the earlier version that I posted, for copyright reasons, in spite of the fact that the Wake County SPCA tried to get a license. Enjoy it here while you can.
The new Budweiser Super Bowl ad, a continuation of last year’s feel-good story about dogs and Clydesdales, has gone viral before its halftime debut this weekend, thanks to folks like me. Hey, I don’t mind being emotionally manipulated when it comes to puppies and horses. Besides, the word “adoption” is being drilled into people’s subconsciousness along with beer and cute puppies, even though the scenario shown isn’t your typical adoption situation.
Speaking of adoption, it turns out that this ad was not shot with puppies from the Southern Paws Rescue in Highland, Il, as several folks posted on Facebook. No matter. The rescue’s dogs were involved in another photo shoot for Budweiser, and it’s great that this ad got the discussion going about the fact that there are many purebreds available in shelters.
I admit I have a particular soft spot in my heart for love connections between canines and equines. I will always be blown away by the fact — not easily evident in the picture at the top of this post, but trust me — that Frankie the Shy was fearless when it came to approaching a horse on the Lazy Dog Ranch. He showed nothing but friendly curiosity and interest in the largest creature I ever introduced him to.
Puppies & Kittens, No Football, Oh My!
If you’re a glutton for cute, I believe you can watch both. Kittens go first, naturally.