October 26, 2006

mail-order puppies

Christmas catalogs are arriving in the mailbox. As every year, I ask myself what the mail-order industry would do without golden retriever puppies. Puppies under blankets, puppies on window sills, puppies in the snow, adorable puppies held by adorable chlidren, you get the idea. These two are starting off the season for LL. Bean:


Here we see an example of shameless exploitation of puppy cuteness by Lands' End (the company with the idiosyncratic apostrophe) for the purpose of selling perfectly uncute sweaters for humans.

However, let's give them credit for not limiting themselves to retriever puppies in their catalog.

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