Are Tiny Giraffes Real, like the One on the DirecTV Ads?

If you found this article by searching, “Are tiny giraffes real?” or “Can I get a pet giraffe like on the DirecTV commercial?,” I will give you the short answer right away, so you don’t have to wait in agony anymore. The answer is: No. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but no one is getting one of these adorable little creatures, because they don’t exist. Not yet anyway. Maybe one day a mad scientist will perfect some sort of shrinking machine.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it started with DirecTV ads featuring Gregor, the Russian billionaire. He had a cute miniature pet giraffe; in one commercial he kisses the giraffe, and in another, the giraffe runs on a tiny treadmill and walks away with a towel around its neck. You can read about all the well-placed details in these ads (such as real dogs playing poker) and view these commercials at the following links:

http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2010/08/directvs-opulence-ad-is-rich-in-subtelties.html

http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2011/03/directvs-opulence-czar-flexes-his-epic-win.html

Most people would know that the giraffe was not real and that it was just to be funny and ridiculous, but people still wanted one for a pet and started searching for it. Then a website, PetiteLapGiraffe.com, was created to reserve your very own miniature giraffe from the Sokoblovsky Farms, “the best and only breeders of Petite Lap Giraffes.” This site is hilarious.

There is even a “live” web-cam so you can watch the bull giraffe in real time. The quote under the video says, “See what our bull Vladimir do around farm. If not see him, don’t worry he come back.” The whole site is jokingly written in broken English and is full of funny sayings. You have to check out the “About” section, with advice like, “Petite Lap Giraffes are very funny animal that require special care. They need lots of love. Hugs and kisses every day. Otherwise they make tears.”

All you have to do to get your very own tiny giraffe is get in line by signing the waiting list. The site says, “We are expecting baby from Vladimir and Raina in approximately 156 days. This baby reserved by prince for birthday gift. If you are interested in having own petite lap giraffe please sign waitlist.”

When I clicked the button, I received the following message: “Congratulations!!! You make 891,888 on waiting list for petite lap giraffe. Share greatest news with family on the facebook or tweeter.” I wonder if my great-great-great-great-great (who knows how many greats) grandchildren can inherit my place in line after I die, because there’s no way I’m getting a petite lap giraffe in this lifetime.

Marketing people, are you paying attention? Make a realistic robotic mini giraffe and you will make a killing. Offer accessories like a mini treadmill and towel too. I think this might be the next big Christmas gift.

You can read more commentary about this at this link:

http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2011/03/tiny-giraffes-from-directv-ads-now-for-sale.html

And just for the heck of it, I’m throwing in a link to a video of George Strait’s live performance of “Ocean Front Property in Arizona,” which I referenced in the subtitle above. I don’t know what year it’s from, but he looks so young in this video. You can watch it here.

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