Puppy-Sized Elephants and the Vlog Brothers. Just Like The Bloggess, But Without Profanity and Zombies.

December 15, 2010

in Mixed Bag

Puppy-sized elephant: the perfect pet.

Last week I asked readers to help me. My children want a dog and I was trying to convince them a llama would be a better pet. My fabulous readers came to my rescue:  some supporting the dog idea and others encouraging me to get a llama. I even received numerous suggestions for other pets. It was the typical list of pet ideas: hedgehogs and elephants to name a few.

Last night a reader, @BrerMatt, tweeted a video link to me with the ultimate pet: a puppy-sized elephant. I realized, after watching the video, that I must live under a rock because I have never heard of the Vlog Brothers. But apparently the rest of the world knows about John and Hank Green. And puppy-sized elephants are all over the internet because of their video.

While spewing on about puppy-sized elephants, John (one of the two Vlog Brothers) somehow works in The Brothers Karamazov, a personal request to Evolution, rainbows, Photoshop, insular dwarfism, and Helen Hunt. I had to share the video.

You can follow John on Twitter @realjohngreen. His bio on Twitter is: “I write books (books are like tweets, except longer).” I promise his tweets are just as entertaining.

John and Hank are hard to describe. You just have to watch a few videos to get an idea of their type of crazy. It’s a bit like The Bloggess, but without profanity and zombies. Just pure crazy. And funny.

Oh, and to let you know, we have settled on the idea of a dog. I lost the llama battle. Thanks for your help with this big decision.

Enjoy your day!

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Jenny, Bloggess December 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

Great. Now I want a puppy sized elephant *and* a llama.


Naked Girl in a Dress December 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Of course you do! And somehow you will make it happen because you are The Bloggess.


SuzRocks December 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I’ve been threatening my parents that I’m going to buy THEM a dog for Christmas. I am totally getting them a puppy sized elephant instead.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

A puppy-sized elephant is a better gift Suz. Glad you are making the right choice.


Jonah Gibson December 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

So Why not a puppy sized llama?? Or my wife’s favorite, that puppy sized giraffe from the Direct TV ad. She wants me to get her one for Christmas. Tough assignment as apparently the teeninsy giraffe is a thing of opulence, and I don’t even have a job.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

If there was a puppy-sized llama too then I would get one of each. That would be perfect!


Whitney December 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm

So do puppy-sized elephants have tusks? Cause I don’t know man, that could be a little dangerous. Adorably dangerous…but dangerous none the less.



Naked Girl in a Dress December 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm


Thanks for pointing out the issue regarding tusks. I had not thought of that. One reader just left a comment about puppy-sized llamas. That might work better. Of course, the little llamas would probably still spit a lot.


Whitney December 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Adorable, puppy-sized spits. ;)


Grace December 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Since I’m The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (only with dogs), I have to vote for the puppy. But the elephant sounds really cool.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

I think the puppy wins.


Kate December 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm

What could be cuter than a puppy sized elephant? Maybe the llama, but elephants would shed less.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Kate~ You are right; elephants won’t shed. Great point!


BrerMatt December 17, 2010 at 9:38 am

Only the male elephants have tusks. Get a girl puppy sized elephant and you’re golden.


Naked Girl in a Dress December 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

You are so smart. I didn’t think of that.


Greg December 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Very cool idea, I think I’d like a puppy sized tiger.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Oh, Mean Girl Garage needs to be told about your idea!!


physicsmom January 18, 2011 at 9:24 pm

1. Want!
2. That was only one guy. What’s with the phantom brother?
3. Nearby farm sells miniature horses. They are adorable! You might seriously consider one of them.
4. Also love the little giraffe in the commercial.
5. Would orgasm if someone gave me a doll-sized human being like on “Community.” (I guess that’s off-topic and TMI. Sorry. Nevermind).


BrerMatt January 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

You can see both brothers, John and Hank, together in this vlog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyQi79aYfxU
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Brandy January 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Awww I want one!
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