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The Sunday Funnies: 'You Shall Not Pass, Dog' tops 2M views on YouTube

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Welcome to another edition of The Sunday Funnies, a weekly feature devoted solely to the lighter side of life. This week’s edition spotlights a popular YouTube video titled “You Shall Not Pass, Dog,” which surpassed two million views on Dec. 7. Sam Wilkes from the Huffington Post wrote about the latest Internet sensation and posted on Thursday:

Very few things come between a dog and its owner. Dogs have faced down cars, burglars, and even bears in order to protect humans. Yet there is one obstacle that continues to confound them: cats.

Families derive many benefits from owning a pet. However, as most moms know, things don’t always run smoothly in a home with pets and little people. Kids can be bratty and felines can be catty, while dogs sometimes cause chaos. However, the stars can and do align so that everyone learns how to co-exist.

In the “You Shall Not Pass, Dog” video, the beloved pups are adorable, yet they shy away from their smaller cat counterparts like “scaredy dogs.” Yes, some of the cats act like bullies, just like kids can, while others just sit there and intimidate canines with just a stare. Perhaps the kitties have watched “Lord of the Rings” one time too many. “You Shall Not Pass, Dog” is a take off on one of the signature lines of dialogue from “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Head to YouTube to see classic scene from the movie.

The “You Shall Not Pass, Dog” video was posted on Thursday and went viral almost immediately. Views topped the two million mark on Saturday, Dec. 7. More than 17,000 have “liked” the newest Internet sensation, while only 500 have clicked on the “dislike” button. Close to 5,000 people have left comments about the viral video.

Whether you’re a dog or cat lover or both, this newest YouTube video will make you giggle…at least a little bit. Be sure to check it out, above and to the left.

Best wishes for a relaxing peaceful and stress-free Sunday.

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