When Web Memes Go Wrong: Shiba Inu Puppy Cam


This morning we received a forward from a friend about a new Web site. When we arrived at Shiba Inu Puppy Cam, the day’s live cute stream had yet to begin, but we were entertained by the excited chatter of their rabid fan base:

I can’t wait to get my puppy fix this morning… The wait is unbearable… 😛 come on, I want to see my cuties 😀 we just have to be patient..hehe…it’s only 550am PacifiC. I’m in the Midwest and it’s now 751am here, I’m ahead by two hours.. there’S another puppy cam you know? 😀 Or just this one? just got here.. looking at video clips till they go live… sooo cute oh wow.. now I see the mom with her pups in the video clips

There are currently 6,119 viewers watching the puppies roll around in their small plastic crate — something that we find both boring and vaguely creepy. All we can think about is the anxious user who was looking to score a quick fix from an alternate puppy cam. Can you say To Catch A Predator?