I have to give kudos to The Pet Collective. While there’s a lot of parody and satire on Youtube these days, the reality is most of it ain’t that great, and that’s being polite. (When a normally serious PhD blogger can pen something better in 5 minutes half asleep, you know it ain’t good.) But some of it is quite good. And some of it is a cut above. Set to a classic, this video falls into that category. The lyrics are really good — and clean, the rhythm is on the mark, and the message is an important one — don’t buy your pet at a pet store and encourage the pet companies to breed more pets than we have homes for when you can adopt a loving animal* from a shelter instead. Like the Fresh Pup of Bel Air, they need a new home.
And if you can’t get to the West County Shelter, the Pasadena Humane Society is also open for business. You can even join them in their annual Wiggle Waggle Rock in the fall, where you’re likely to meet Wil Wheaton, the mastermind behind The (Board) Gamer’s Guide to Supply Management and TableTop.
FYI – Yesterday was National Puppy Day!
* LOLCats too!