Also, I almost went wide-eyed at the latest American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals "adopt these sad, sad pets" commercial. You thought they were crying-inducing when they used Sarah McLachlan singing "Angel"? The one I just saw uses Sarah McLachlan singing "When She Loved Me." Randy Newman's Toy Story 2 song about abandonment. Holy crap, that's deploying the BIG guns. The big, causing-bawling guns.
So what's my "I'm an awful person" response? I imagined the same footage of dogs and cats to the tune of the chorus of The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch."