Tissue Time: “Friends Are Waiting”

FRIENDS ARE WAITING BOTLNOTES botl.com

You’ll be amazed at how powerful of a message can be conveyed in just one minute! Friends Are Waiting is part of Budweiser’s “responsible drinking” campaign, and in a word, it’s EFFECTIVE.

No spoiler alerts … other than to tell you to get out the tissue, especially if you’re like me in believing pets are part of the family.

budweiser friends are waiting botlFriends Are Waiting is sure to tug at the heartstrings of every animal lover. Hats off to Budweiser for tackling a serious matter so beautifully and in such a positive, compelling way.

Click on the tiny beer bottle on the right to open the Friends Are Waiting botl.

After you enjoy the heartwarming “movie,” please take a few minutes to explore Botl, the “message in a bottle” social network. You’ll find a TON of great images, GIFs and videos to explore, and you’ll discover what sets Botl apart from other content-sharing sites.

Log in to Botl online at botl.com, or download Botl’s free mobile apps on iTunes and GooglePlay.

Tiny Hamster vs Kobayashi: Hot-Dog Eating Contest!

TINY HAMSTER

Are you ready for an epic showdown? KOBAYASHI has challenged TINY HAMSTER to a hot-dog eating contest. Who do you think will win?

If you’ve never seen the “Tiny Hamster” videos before, you’re in for a treat.  There’s something adorable about a furry little hamster eating a teenie-tiny burrito or birthday cake. Or as in this video, a hot dog!

This little treasure was shared in a botl from CuteAnimals. If you enjoyed Tiny Hamster vs. Kobayashi, be sure to check out the other great botls in CuteAnimals’ collection, where you’ll find hundreds of images, animated GIFs and videos of CUTE ANIMALS!

 

 

ADORABLE: Big Dog, Tiny Tantrum!

Dinky the Dane talks to Daddy

Dinky the Dane talks to Daddy

Do dogs get jealous? Well, if you watch this incredible video of Dinky the Dane, you’ll know the answer soon enough!

Ro-Ro is getting massage and attention, and it’s driving Dinky crazy. He’s ready for his turn, but Daddy tells him he has to wait.  If you listen carefully, you’ll hear Dinky say “I love you” several times….before flopping himself down on the sofa with dramatic flair!

So this great video proves two things:
1. Dogs CAN be jealous!
2. Sometimes when jealousy “rears its ugly head,” it’s actually pretty ADORABLE!

To see the Big Dog, Tiny Tantrum botl from Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs, click here. And while you’re there, be sure to check out the hundreds of other great dog-themed botls in their collections.

BotlKing Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The  ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) and encourage donations to ALS research.

The challenge has become a media sensation, resulting in millions of video posts on Facebook and Twitter since July 29, 2014.  Most importantly, the viral phenomenon has raised over $94 million dollars for ALS research in the four weeks since that date!

The rules are simple: After a person has been challenged, he has 24 hours to accept the challenge, which requires them to make continuous video of him picking up a bucket of ice water and pouring it on his head, or having someone else pour it over him.  After completing the challenge, he can then call out names of others to issue the challenge to them, continuing the chain.  ice bucket challenge

A person can donate $100 to the ALS Association in lieu of taking the challenge. If they accept the challenge and complete it, they are encouraged to make a $10 donation. The donations are encouraged but not required.

BotlKing’s video response introduces a little playful variety from the typical Ice Bucket Challenge video; namely, it incorporates the popular “Keep Calm” and “Expectation vs. Reality” memes, and it issues a new challenge to Team Takei, the group of folks — including Brad Takei — who work with George Takei on his popular fan pages.

To open the botl, click anywhere on the shelf display or click here.