Monday, September 24, 2012

Oh, Those Cute Pet Videos

by Kate Collins

Have you seen the video yet about Mudd the dog frolicking on a trampoline? Or the little pig who saves a baby goat? Or anything with a kitten in it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for those videos. If I watch one, I’ll end up watching others, usually for fifteen minutes or more. They’re irresistible, especially when I’m supposed to be working.

What I don’t like are the comments that follow the videos. Often, they’re buzz-killers. I’m not sure why people feel as though they have to say something negative. Why not just go on to the next?

That also happens in on-line news articles. Sometimes there are good discussions after the article, but often the comments are just people taking nasty swipes at other people. Could that be one reason why the e-newspapers are becoming so popular?

How about you? Are you a sucker for animal videos? Why do you think they’re so popular? Have you ever put up a pet video? Do you read the news on line?