The ‘Cat’ who loves his dog:)

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he’ll get
So, I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
– Cat Stevens

Have you heard the Cat Stevens dog song?

It kind of seems funny to hear a ‘Cat’ proclaiming his love for the dog ūüôā ¬†Not that I complain though.

This was Cat Stevens’ first released single and catapulted him to the bandwagon of fame. Stevens wrote the lyrics inspired by a dachshund he found tied to a post when he was young. When nobody claimed the dog, he took it home. The singer had found his best friend.

Cat Stevens i love my dog
Cat Stevens with his dog

For the guitarists, here’s the link to the chords.

Till we meet next….toodle-oo!

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Best TV ads featuring dogs

For an academically challenged canine like me, the cloistered life of books isn’t befitted. ¬†The other day,¬†Calvy was too busy to play frisbee with me,¬†browsing through his MBA course ware with eyes darted at the page at one instant and on the window at the other;¬†waywardly his retina navigated behind his spectacles… so much for enacting intelligence:)

Dog grins are hard to enshroud, you’d know if you were a dog. Anyway, when he caught me mocking him, he ¬†nuzzled in a couch and put off his ‘intelligent glasses’ on the table. With an air of wizardly wand movement he asked me, “Well, what do you think of advertisements? “

“Ahem! Well…It’s promotion of some product or service”, ¬†I said.

“…and usually paid for”, he added.

Now that his ego was satisfied, he was back to his notes and devoid of ¬†his playtime, ¬†the professor in me delved in the ¬†pensive cocoon and recollected some of the most cherished commercials, I had ever been subjected to. Naturally, all of them had one thing in common…dogs:)

Well, there is no dearth of talent and wits when it comes to copywriters having dogs in their artwork, yet for the sake of succinctness in the post,¬†I’ve taken the liberty of choosing four. However in the coming posts I’d again reiterate on the idea.

So here’s presenting the Best TV ads featuring dogs.

First we have the amazing campaign by dog food makers Pedigree wherein they embark on a pledge to help a shelter dog get adopted each time their product is bought and they sign off with ‘Dogs Rule’ . Though all the commercials under this campaign were high on emotion yet here are the dog’s pick…

…they say that hope and a little prayer never get unanswered so was true for Echo, here he gets adopted:)

Closer home, in India, the suiting majors Raymonds showed with their commercial that the complete man sports a softer side too.

The Mobile service providers Hutch(now known as Vodafone) build their brand in India riding on the back of a pug. The amazingly cute and unforgettable campaign and that sound score still rings a chord.

Season’s greetings and a happy new year fellas:)

…till we meet again, here’s yoo-hoo from the Dogville!

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