Thursday, September 14, 2006

Barbie And Her Pooping Dog

So there I am, watching afternoon cartoons with the kids, when a commercial for this comes on:

This is Barbie and Tanner, her pooping dog.

Product Features:

*Tanner Barbie's doll is soft and fuzzy and her mouth, ears, head and tail really move

*You can open Tanner's mouth and feed her dog biscuits

*Comes with dog bone and chew toy that Tanner can hold in her mouth

*When Tanner has to go to the bathroom Barbie cleans up with the magnetic scooper

And don't worry; in the interest of racial equality, she also comes in "African-American."

So, my five-year old daughter immediately starts begging me for one! She thinks the fact that the doggie can not only eat, but poop too, may be the coolest thing since sliced bread.

I told her there was NO WAY I was going to purchase a pooping dog/Barbie combo, and informed her that if she thought picking up dog poo looked like so much fun, there is a whole backyard of it (courtesy of our Great Dane) she could tackle... That's probably good for at least an hour of fun, by my reckoning!

She was less than amused.

And don't worry, all you cat lovers! If, like Nanc, you are less than enamored with dogs, Mattel has a feline option for you:

Product Features:

*Mika, Teresa's cat can drink some water from a bottle and then wets in her litter box

*Teresa scoops ups litter clumps in the litter box

*Comes with a kitty litter box, bottle, cat litter in a variety of colors, litter scooper, cat food bowl and cat toys

*All accessories included

* Recommended Age Range 3 to 14 Years

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