Have You Ever Wondered About The Secret Life of Pets?
Who else wonders what our pets get up to when we leave the house? I often come home and find evidence of mischief in the case of Kilo the Pug. Now I don’t have to wonder quite as much. I was lucky enough to be given a fabulous Furbo to review. I can watch Kilo in his usual spots, talk to him, take photos and videos, and even throw him treats through the camera and app on my phone (via WiFi). I even get texts if he is barking while I am out.
See a full review of my Furbo here.
I know he waits by the window, sleeps on the couch, barks and jumps at the door and window after dogs, squirrels and the postman (the curtain is shredded), rearranges furniture, takes out the recycling and steals food.
Just this last Tuesday evening, I had to run out for an hour to do an errand. I left several samples we had made for our new dog treat recipe series “Dog Licks” out of reach, or so I thought. I put them on a high table and went off confident they were safe. I came home to one broken plate, five clean plates and a few crumbs on the floor. Kilo the Pug looked so full and round, he reminded me of the cat in The Secret Life of Pets trailer. He had moved cushions and a fan and is clearly the Lebron James or Superman of Pugs. Luckily all the ingredients were dog-friendly and pretty healthy.
I absolutely love the trailer for the film The Secret Life of Pets. I think it is hilarious – they did an incredible job of capturing the characteristics of the pets but humanizing them. The animation and the character design are BRILLIANT and the script and voices amazing. I like it so much we finished a little Secret Life of Pug video after Kilo’s exploits on Tuesday (a good alternative to getting cross with Kilo which would have been pointless and unfair, I made him do some behaviours/tricks and made myself laugh). I think it is pretty cute and funny. We tested some green screen footage filmed right at my house- the massage scene was a bit tough to match although Kilo LOVES massages, but the dance sequence worked really well.
The Secret Life of Pug Video
Morgan liked the trailers so much, she went to see the film last week and did a little review for us.
Just before that, I remembered another hilarious super popular Pug mischief video on YouTube (15+ million views)
The Secret Life of Pets Review
Film is funny, adorable, and the right amount of sentimental
Dog person? Cat person? Hamster person? The Secret Life of Pets is a funny romp for everyone! The voice cast list includes big names like Hannibal Buress and Louis C.K., who keep the funny rolling the whole time. Kevin Hart appears as a fluffy bunny and the contrast is hilarious for kids and adults alike. Exclusive interview with Kevin:
Our protagonist is a pup Max with two loves: food and the person who feeds him (just like Kilo the Pug). When his owner goes out, he sits by the door eagerly awaiting her return, but one day she comes home with a big surprise – a new dog Duke. Max feels rightfully threatened by the adoption of the new dog. Max and Duke battle it out while a cast of other pets (even a falcon!) get pulled into the drama. Soon enough, the pair finds themselves in a dangerous situation and must learn to trust each other if they want to make it out. They don’t do it alone. Soon the entire neighbourhood of furry friends sets out to aid our protagonists, fending off hairless cats and wild pigs in the process.
There were definitely a few Laugh-Out-Loud moments for all ages, including a fancy poodle who prefers to rock out to death metal over classical music. There’s a cat who can’t resist going for the food in the fridge, and a pug who’s energy levels rival Kilo’s.
The animation is beautifully stylised and brightly coloured, leaving the visuals an absolute delight for the entirety of the film. The character designs are also adorable! One puppy is so fluffy you can’t resist wanting to reach out and pet her. There’s adventure, humour, and even romance in the flick. This film has something for everyone and I really enjoyed watching it!