Monday, January 24, 2011

Whatever Happened To Giving a Kid a Set of Blocks?

There's really no way to preface this, so I'll just let you take it in for yourself.

Did you watch that closely?  Did you see the part where they fed the dog a treat? And then the dog pooped it out? 

Let me get this straight.   This is a toy puppy that walks on a leash and sits up and begs.  You can pet it and love it and call it George.  But that just wasn't enough.  It needed just one more thing - something that made it stand out from the crowd on that toy shelf awash with brightly colored gems.  It was decided that this toy's je ne sais quoi was that it was capable of POOPING?!  The mind reels.

You'd think this toy would be an anomaly but, oh no.  The other day I ran across this next thing in my own house.  It came with a toy rocket ship that Liam got for his birthday one year.  It has the rocket, a couple of astronauts, a space buggy, and their pet dog - presumably named Astro.

Here's Astro:

And here's Astro's butt:

Notice anything?

We've had this thing in the house for almost 2 years.  Lately Jamie has loved playing with this toy set.  In fact, we got him the Martian Moon Base that goes with the stupid rocket for Christmas.  Astro and his special appendage have been hanging around a lot and I noticed him sitting on the end table the other day; for the first time, I really looked at him.  

That's when I noticed his rear end.  I took it to Scot and said "Does this look like anythi-" and he cut in "Yes.  Yes, it does.  I noticed that a while back."

Hey kids, how 'bout we pull out those blocks and build Astro a kennel?  We'll stick him in there with his Rescue Pet Pooping Pal for some company.

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