Munch Mystery Exposed!
Part of my work is to sometimes respond to comments made on videos posted to the Iams YouTube channel. Yesterday, there was a really fun one!
Munch, the Bulldog featured in several Iams commercials, has a very distinctive (and distinguished!) face: It’s mostly white with a patch of brown on the right side of his head.
Someone with a very keen sense of detail noticed that in Munch’s latest commercial, that patch of brown is not always on the same side of his face. “Is it the same Bulldog throughout the commercial?”
So I had to do some detecting.
I first looked at the commercial. It went by so fast it was hard to tell if the patch switched sides. It was easier when I envisioned Munch as a car and the patch as being on the “passenger’s” side. Sure enough, that patch went from “passenger’s” side to “driver’s” side and back to “passenger’s” side again!
So then I had to look at his other commercial, and I noticed the same thing:
Were there 2 different dogs in each of these commercials?
In each commercial, an artistic decision was made to reverse a snippet of film. I’ve watched these commercials over and over again (I’m a big Munch fan!) and NEVER NOTICED THIS!!!! I imagine I’m not the only one.
So now you’re in on “the secret of the transposed brown patch!” Here are the 2 commercials. In the first one, watch for when Munch says “I’m gonna ace this checkup”—that’s Munch in reverse! In the second one, watch for when Munch says “Nice day, huh?” Again, Munch in reverse!
Flat Tyler is the doggelganger of my dog Tyler Small Paws. When Fluffy Tyler can’t accompany me somewhere, Flat Tyler usually slips into my bag and then pops up–usually at the most embarrassing moment.
I didn’t realize I’d taken so many photos of Flat Tyler until I started to try to organize them. That was when I realized that what started as a little joke has turned into outright obsession.
This is an amazingly silly video done by an incredibly talented musician–with the help of some incredibly talented animals! Maybe you’ve seen it? Or some of his other work? He has a YouTube Channel and a Facebook page.
Best of all, he’s Canadian!!
Andrew Grantham, I salute you!!
Be sure you check out his other videos–you’ll be ROTFL! The man is brilliant!
I got a new camera for Christmas this year, and I’m trying to learn how to use it.
(It would help if I read the instructions, but for some reason I seem to think I can figure this out without them. I suspect I will be forced very soon to stick my nose in the booklet–it’s just that it’s soooooooo looooonnnnngggggg!)
We got snowed on yesterday and Tyler seems to have taken the snowfall in stride–”just another day sniffing around for stuff to eat that he shouldn’t.”
As I post these photos, I can hear a rustling out in the living room. Guess who is back up on top of the coffee table…
It’s hard to say “Bad dog!” when I’m rolling on the floor laughing!
It is official. I’ve gone ’round the bend.
Tyler has been having some loose/soft stool issues for the past 3 weeks. No other symptoms–his appetite is good; he’s as playful as ever. And it’s not everyday that his stool is overly soft. Just every now and then.
I finally took him to the dogtor this past Saturday. After much discussion and a finger up the butt (the dogtor’s finger up Tyler’s butt!), we came to the conclusion that he’s having these poopy issues because he likes to eat the dead leaves that blow up onto our patio and into the little terrace of grass where he plays and goes potty. It would probably help matters if I would sweep and rake up the few leaves that had collected.
I didn’t have time to get to it over the weekend. So today during lunch I decided I would make a start and at least vacuum the patio rug. That worked out so well that I thought I would try vacuuming the brick border around the patio. Next thing you know, I’m vacuuming the grass. Three vacuum bags later I noticed my neighbor was looking out of her laundry room window, laughing at me.
Yes. The gossip has now been confirmed and I am officially the neighborhood crazy dog lady.
The things we do for love.
Tyler’s wake up tactics are featured on Romeo the Cat today! Ah! Such a cuteness!!
Halloween is coming, and my buddy Jaime over at ThoughtsFurPaws told me she’s thinking about having a Halloween costume contest. So I foolishly thought I’d get a costume for Tyler, get him dressed up, and take some quick photos. Silly me! Ever the optimist!
Recently, I was doing some work on the Eukanuba Facebook page (remember I work for Eukanuba) and came across a couple of wall posts that mentioned “pink bumpers.” Over some emails I learned that there’s a “Pink Bumper Club” on Facebook who’s members either own or want to own a Eukanuba Pink Hexabumper!
For fun, I swiped a Pink Bumper from the office and gave it to Tyler for review. His response? Four paws up! He confided to me that it’s an excellent toy that is helping him to build muscle (it weighs nearly as much as he does!), and use up some of that puppy energy in retrieving it each time I toss it. The pink color makes it easy to find in the grass. And he especially enjoys chewing on the cord that’s attached to it.
The Eukanuba Pink Hexabumper was a free gift that consumers received when they purchased a 40-pound bag of Eukanuba dry dog food. As with all of our promotions, not every retailer chose to participate, so the pink bumpers are sometimes hard to find. Because of this “exclusivity,” the members of The Pink Bumper Club have been collecting the bumpers so that they can be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research. The silent auction happens on July 30, and you can RSVP here.
Don’t you wish you had a Pink Bumper to play with?