“Operator, connect me with the animal cruelty authorities – I just saw a cat being forced to wear Princess Leia’s double buns! Hello? Hello?”
I suspect 911 has been getting a lot of calls like this since Petco launched its Star Wars Pets Fan Collection early this month.
The new line includes:
Dog hoodies: Whether pets prefer the company of Chewbacca or a Jedi like Yoda, or instead enjoy the dark side with Darth Vader, or play it neutral like Boba Fett, these hoodies are sure to keep dogs sporting their Star Wars spirit all year.
Dog and cat neckwear: Every Star Wars fanatic needs a nifty necktie to spice up their wardrobe and now both dogs and cats can have one too! These themed neckties and bow ties will make sure pets are more handsome than Hans Solo himself. For a more casual look, Star Wars print dog bandanas allows pets to sport their spirit in any situation.
Pet beds: Although pets may not be able to cuddle up with the Ewoks on Endor, they can still fulfill their emotional needs with a comfy Star Wars bed in either a Yoda or Darth Vader theme.
Cat toys: Cats get their fix and they don’t even have to head to the cantina on Tatooine. Catnip mouse toys dressed as Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader or Stormtroopers, as well as themed ball and teaser toys will keep cats mentally alert for hours.
Are you as surprised as I am that a copywriter who was able to spell Tatooine correctly left in a howler like “Hans Solo”?
A more innocent problem is how adding a Star Wars character’s name in front of ordinary product titles renders them instantly hilarious. Consider the Chewbacca Multi-Squeaker Dog Toy…
It’s the Princess Leia headpiece that’s really insidious. Never mind the claim, “This headpiece is also so comfortable your cat will never want to take it off!” Someone in the comments wants to put it on a baby –
Do you think the Princess Leia cat hat will fit a newborn’s head? My sister is having a girl in a couple of months and this would be PERFECT.